Whether it’s in person, on TV, streaming online, or through a just-released mobile app, the Colorado Classic puts fans close to the action
The most exciting way to watch the 2018 Colorado Classic professional bike race is on site, but the race has developed numerous other ways to bring fans close to the action.
With 15 men’s teams and 16 women’s teams, the Colorado Classic will feature more than 180 of the top pro men and women cyclists racing through mountain terrain and urban settings, with stages 1 and 2 planned for Vail, Stage 3 presented by UnitedHealthcare and Stage 4 presented by Gates Industrial Corporation to be held in Denver.
Whether attending in person, watching on TV or online, cycling fans will have plenty of options to track the action:
1. Live TV – Watch the race action live on Altitude Sports & Entertainment. The regional sports network in the Rockies, which includes all or parts of: Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah, will broadcast live from each of the four stages of the race from 1 to 3 p.m. MDT Aug. 16-19. In addition to the live broadcast, coverage will include replays and highlights. Find the channel by entering your zip code here.
An international live feed of the race will also be distributed around the world to more than 250 countries via Eurosport 1 and Europort 2 and other distributors reaching perhaps 200 million households.
2. Colorado Classic Tour Tracker presented by UnitedHealthcare – Organizers just released a free mobile app for Apple and Android that provides real-time coverage of the men’s and women’s races. From 1-3 p.m. MDT each day, the app will include live video of the men’s race and a video recap of the women’s peloton. In addition, the app includes:
- Live news and data coverage of both the men’s and women’s races
- Details of every stage, team and rider
- Live situation on the road (breaks, time gaps)
- GPS tracking on interactive maps and profiles
- Full official results & standings
- Live splits and finish times for time trials
- Push notifications for key race moments
- Text recaps
- Race photos
3. Live Streaming Syndication – Catch the two-hour, real-time daily broadcast online at the race website, coloradoclassic.com/live-coverage. Here too, the live stream will be 1 to 3 p.m. MDT every day of the race.
The live streaming is also being syndicated to several of the race’s partners and media outlets, which will present the race to their audiences. In addition, the live feed will be syndicated to Global Cycling Network, which will distribute a feed with commentaries in English and Spanish.
4. In person — Fans can catch the action from nearly anywhere along the course over the four days of racing, but Race Rally Points are some of the best spots where spectators can partake in the frenzy of race action during each of the four stages in Vail and Denver. In addition, numerous restaurants, small businesses, clubs and organizations will set up Community Rally Points along each route and welcome spectators to join their high-energy cheering sections. (For more information, including parking options, visit: coloradoclassic.com/2018-colorado-classic-attend
The Colorado Classic men’s race is sanctioned by Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and designated as a 2.HC race — the highest category outside of World Tour races. Both the men’s and women’s races are part of USA Cycling’s Pro Road Tour, which showcases the premier road races in the United States, and are held in conjunction with the Velorama Festival, a three-day celebration of music and cycling in Denver.