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by Mark Zalewski
March 8, 2017
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The Colorado Classic, a four-stage race set for August that will replace the former USA Pro Challenge, has entered a media rights agreement to televise the race on NBCSN and to stream the race live on NBC Sports Gold.
“NBC Sports is an international leader in coverage of cycling, and this partnership allows us to significantly expand our audience and share the excitement of the inaugural Colorado Classic with cycling fans throughout the state and across the globe,” said RPM Events Group CEO David Koff.
“This partnership also allows us to showcase Colorado, our host cities and the Colorado Classic in ways that will help propel us toward our goal of producing sustainable, entertaining cycling events on an annual basis.”
The men’s race is a UCI 2.HC event with stages in Colorado Springs, Breckenridge and Denver, running from August 10 through 13. There is also a women’s event with racing in Colorado Springs on August 10 and in Breckenridge and Denver on August 11.
Live coverage will be will be streamed through NBC Sports Gold and daily highlights will be broadcast on NBCSN.