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An epic bike race that will cover 550 miles and 52,500 feet of climbing, the Mavic Haute Route Rockies is coming to Boulder on June 24, 2017. This challenging race will travel through jaw-dropping Boulder and Colorado scenery and features some breathtaking climbs.
The prestigious Haute Route races have been held in Europe's Alps, Pyrenees and Dolomites to great acclaim, and now the race — designed to give amateur riders the opportunity to compete at professional levels — will come to the American Rockies by way of Boulder for the first time in 2017.
The event starts in Boulder on June 24th, 2017 and finishes in Colorado Springs on June 30. Competitors face seven timed and ranked stages, climbing on some of Colorado’s best-known mountain roads, many topping 10,000 feet in altitude.
Stage 1: Boulder – Boulder
Stage 2: Boulder – Winter Park
Stage 3: Winter Park – Avon
Stage 4: Avon – Avon (Individual Time Trial)
Stage 5: Avon – Snowmass Village
Stage 6: Snowmass Village – Crested Butte
Stage 7: TBC – Colorado Springs
Riders will benefit from full mechanical assistance from the event’s Title Partner Mavic — drawing on decades of experience supporting the pro peloton in cycling’s grand tours — in addition to daily stage timings, feed stations and Mavic’s exclusive event jersey and bib shorts. Off the bike, daily massages, food in the race village and transfer of luggage to accommodation between stages is provided — all hallmarks of the comprehensive event support experienced by riders in the European Haute Route series since 2011.
The first Haute Route race in North America will tackle 507 miles of riding in the Rocky Mountains and 49,260 feet of climbing. The week of seven timed and ranked stages includes 16 ascents, 14 of which are above 8,000 feet of altitude. Among the classic ascents are Independence Pass, Kebler Pass and Berthoud Pass. The climbs are generally not as steep as typically found in the European Haute Route events, and 20 percent of the distance will consist of hard packed dirt roads.
Registration will be limited to 600 riders, with high demand for placement, so early registration is encouraged. You can register online. Detailed route information will be available on the Mavic Rockies Haute Route website, as well.