- Posted by Velorama-Admin
- On July 14, 2017
Registration is now open for criterium races during the Colorado Classic, taking place on August 11th & 12th.
Individuals with USA Cycling licenses are invited to register now for these exciting races. The Velorama Pro-Am Criterium, with 7 different races, is slated to take place in Denver, coinciding with the Velorama Colorado festival. The Friday night race is women only and offers cash prizes. It is anticipated that the top professional female racers from all over the country will be participating.
Interested in competing? Take note:
- A USA Cycling license is required for registration
- Prize money and other perks will be awarded
- Entry into the Velorama Festival is included in the registration price
What’s a Criterium?
A criterium or “crit race” is a popular format of professional or amateur cycling races. It consists of a short circuit race route (typically 1 mile long), with many cyclists completing laps in close quarters at a very high speed. Typical criteriums last about 1 hour per category of racer.
These races test the technical skills of the riders, especially their ability to complete sharp turns while maintaining a high speed. Crit races are a thrilling spectacle, and you can have a close-up view of the action while enjoying the food, drinks, music, and vendors inside the Velorama Festival – one big RiNo party.