Lance Armstrong, Colorado governor plan announcement
August 3, 2010
DENVER – Could pro cycling be returning to the Rockies?
Lance Armstrong and Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter have previously talked about reviving the Coors Classic bicycle race in Colorado.
The pair is set to make some kind of announcement Wednesday in Denver but they’re not saying what it’s about. The governor’s office does say that Armstrong will lead fans on a ride following the event at the Capitol.
The seven-time Tour de France winner has a home in Aspen.
Colorado had a stage race in the 1970s and 1980s known first as the Red Zinger Classic and later as the Coors Classic, which grew to include two weeks of racing in California, Nevada and Colorado. Stages in some years were also held in Hawaii and Wyoming.
It ended after 1988 because of a lack of sponsors.