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by Mark Zalewski
February 7, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: De Boer wins in Hoogstraten, Cant retains Superprestige lead; Van der Poel wins Hoogstraten and extends Superprestige lead; Maud Kaptheijns surprises in a muddy Krawatencross Lille; Van der Poel beats van Aert in Krawatencross; UCI issues new guidelines to boost safety in the race convoy; Van aert not troubled by double runner-up weekend; Accusations of motor doping by van Aert renewed after Krawatencross; Ethiopia approves prison sentences for doping; 32nd Ride the Rockies route announced; Wiggins eyeing acting after reality TV?; Backstage Pass – Jayco Herald Sun Tour, stage 4; Driver attempts to strike cyclist who also happens to be a cop; MacAskill barely clears head of comedian Jack Whitehall.
Ride the Rockies, the annual bike tour in Colorado, announced its 2017 route over the weekend, featuring a southern route of 447 miles (719km) and more than 32,000 feet (9,753m) of climbing.
“It’s been a few years since we’ve been to that region of the state, so we were overdue,” tour director Renee Wheelock told the Denver Post.
“This year presented a good opportunity to go that way.”
The tour, now in its 32nd year, features a different route each year and benefits The Denver Post Community Foundation, with a $5,000 grant awarded to a nonprofit organization in each host community. Since the program began in 2001, over $585,000 has been granted to towns throughout the state.
The tour is capped at 2,000 participants and requires a lottery entry system to handle all of the interest.
Click through to read more at the Denver Post.