After a three-year hiatus, the 34th Annual Tucson Bicycle Classic has returned this weekend with a three-day stage race including a Prologue, Road Race and Circuit Race. The courses are a mix of desert beauty along with the extra challenges of the Arizona heat and wind.
The Tucson Bicycle Classic is always a good quality early-season event that provides the riders a great three-day stage race to hone their racing tactics and build fitness for upcoming bike races during the race season.
The Tucson Bicycle Classic prologue, presented by Stone House Group, will create the first leaders of the General Classification. New pavement and a serene setting will make for a day of great individual effort.
The Tucson Bicycle Classic road race is held on challenging 20.5 mile loop (33 km) with approximately 1000 feet of climbing, including a solid, sustained climb, rollers, flats and a rapid descent.
The Tucson Bicycle Classic Circuit Race is held on a 5.6 mile (9 km) loop with a small climb up Anklam, a fast descent on freshly paved Speedway, and an uphill finish on Greasewood.
Photo Gallery: Tucson Bicycle Classic Prologue
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