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Mavic Haute Route Rockies 2017 Will Offer Seven Dramatic Stages From Boulder to Colorado Springs Next Summer for Amateur Cyclists With the Final Stage Hosted by The Sports Corp

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One of the most incredible cycling events for amateur riders will come to Colorado next summer, and the exciting final stage and finish will take place in Colorado Springs, hosted by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation.
 
Mavic Haute Route Rockies 2017 will feature seven timed, ranked and fully-supported stages from Saturday, June 24 to Friday, June 30. The Start Village opens on Friday, June 23. 
"We are proud to host the finish of the inaugural event as it completes its unforgettable journey through Colorado and six host cities," said Doug Martin, the Chief Operating Officer of The Sports Corp. "Our city has hosted a long list of great cycling events - this one promises to be something special as well."

Modeled after OC Sport's three successful events in Europe - Haute Route Alps, Pyrénées, and Dolomites - Mavic Haute Route Rockies is set for its inaugural run in 2017 with six host cities in Colorado on the route. As many as 600 cyclists are expected.
 
Carving through the heartland of American cycling, the Mavic Haute Route Rockies 2017 will feature an unforgettable combination of jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking climbs. The event offers committed amateur riders the opportunity to compete with a professional level of off-the-bike support unprecedented in U.S. amateur cycling. 
 

Chandler Smith, the Mavic Haute Route Rockies Race Director, said: "The Rockies are simply stunning and we have chosen some classic climbs that we feel sure will test and enthrall our competitors. The climbs may not all be the consistent 8-10% gradients like some in Europe but they will reward the sort of steady determined riding that has always typified Haute Route competitors."

 

"Highlights during the week will undoubtedly include the highest climb - Independence Pass - while Magnolia Drive, which is the steepest with some ramps at 16%, will also surprise the riders", he added. "On top of this, any section of dirt road will be memorable, especially the jaw-dropping beauty of Trough Road and Sopris Creek Road.


The event starts in Boulder on June 24, and finishes in Colorado Springs on June 30. Competitors face seven timed and ranked stages covering  550 miles  (875km) and in excess of  52,500 vertical feet ( 16,000 meters) of climbing on some of Colorado's best known mountain roads, many soaring above 10,000 feet  in altitude ( 3,000 meters ). Riders will be supported throughout by an unsurpassed level of professional race support both on and off the bike.
 
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: TBD - Colorado Springs
 
"Colorado Springs is a national leader in staging top-drawer cycling events," said Sports Corp President & CEO Tom Osborne. "The Mavic Haute Rockies 2017 race joins the long list of top cycling events staged in Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA, and puts our city squarely in the center of international and domestic sports events this summer and further enhances the city's golden reputation as a sports destination for major events."

Highlights of Stage 7 in Colorado Springs:
Start, Finish & Race Village for Stage 7 of the Haute Route Rockies
 
 
Cyclists in the race will see one of the world's great parks as they ride the Stage 7 route. Annually, visitors from all 50 states and more than 60 countries discover the beauty and history of the 1,367-acre Garden of the Gods Park, which has been designated as a National Natural Landmark. The Park is a unique biological melting pot where the grasslands of the Great Plains meet the pinon-juniper woodlands characteristic of the American Southwest, and merge with the mountain forest of the 14,115-foot Pikes Peak - America's Mountain. The 300 million years of geological history of the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs reveal one of the most extensive pictures of earth history found anywhere in the United States. It is a true geological wonder.
 
Garden of the Gods Park was named the #1 park in the US and the #2 park in the world by TripAdvisor® in 2014. The park is FREE and open to the public.
 
Gold Camp Road 
 
Gold Camp Road follows the former railroad from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek called the "Short Line." In the 1920s, the railroad was converted to a car toll road, eventually becoming a free public road.
 
Highlights: cyclists will pass through two railroad tunnels, Helen Hunt Falls and North Cheyenne Canon. North Cheyenne Cañon is rich with both elements of man-made and natural surroundings on the 1,600 acres of this regional park, owned by the City of Colorado Springs. Included on it are two Visitors Centers including the Starsmore Discovery Center and "The Cub" or Helen Hunt Falls Visitors Center. The Cañon area has been a refuge for Colorado Springs residents from the hot, arid surroundings of a virtually treeless landscape. With the natural streams, waterfalls and wooded areas, it provided a weekend escape for many early settlers of the Colorado Springs area.
 
 
Cyclists will also ride by the front of the famed Broadmoor Hotel in Stage 7. Since first opening its doors nearly a century ago, The Broadmoor has offered guests an incredible way to experience the unique beauty of the American West. Today, that tradition is met with warm, genuine hospitality and an unmatched selection of programs and activities that celebrate its magnificent surroundings. The Broadmoor is home to several celebrated restaurants including the only Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond restaurant in Colorado, Penrose Room, 54 holes of legendary golf, a world-renowned tennis program, distinctive retail shops, and an array of resort programs for guests of all ages and interests. 
 

 
 
Influenced by Colorado's rich cycling culture, sections of dirt and gravel road (approximately 15% of the course) will add a new dimension to the Haute Route proposition but these can still be negotiated on a standard road bike.
 
A point-to-point event, the Mavic Haute Route Rockies offers a unique platform for committed amateur cyclists to set themselves a defining challenge, while taking in the spectacular Colorado canvas of high plains, deep canyons, lush forests and spectacular mountain roads that are ingrained in the fabric of American road cycling. 
 
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. 
 
Purchase your event entry and accommodation package online Entries are filling up fast, so don't delay your entry. here. 
 
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Entry and accommodation packages
 
Entry Fee: $2,200  (Rising to $2,400 after the 50 places left at the discounted price of $2,200 are sold out)
 
Accommodation:
  • Shared Room - 1 Queen bed (for 1 person in shared accommodation with another rider): $980
  • Single Room - 1 Queen bed (for 1 person): $1,890
  • Double Room - 1 King bed (for 2 people): $1,960
All packages include 8 nights + breakfast and transfer of luggage between stages 
 
Entry Fee Benefits Include:
  • Complete Haute Route cycling kit
  • Haute Route 90ltr travel bag with wheels
  • Haute Route back pack (25ltr)
  • A red back light
  • Presence of hundreds of marshals along the route
  • Presence of motorcycle escorts
  • Presence of security vehicles to escort the peloton
  • Continuous professional medical team presence
  • Mechanical support from Mavic along the entire route
  • Live timing system for all stages
  • Daily rankings (Solo, Team, and by age group and sex)
  • Daily Awards Ceremony
  • Pit stops/refreshment breaks (solid, liquid, energy products)
  • Hot meal at the finish of each stage (except the last stage)
  • Next-stage safety briefing at the end of each afternoon
  • Drinks party at each of the evening briefings
  • Closing party at the end of the event
  • Daily transportation of official travel bag from start to finish
  • Transportation of bike bag/cover from start to final finish line
  • Mid-week laundry service for 2 items of cycling kit (1 jersey and 1 short OR 2 jerseys OR 2 bib-shorts)
  • Massage service and recovery area at the finish of each stage**
  • Access to a secure bike park at the finish of each stage
  • Showers at the finish of each stage
  • Access to a bike wash area at the finish of each stage
  • A detailed Road Book of the race and each stage
  • Videos produced daily (shown during each safety briefing)
  • Professional photographers presence on several stages (pay on demand post event)
 
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