Tour de Park City Gains NRC Status for Women’s Race in 2014

By Dave Iltis

The Tour de Park City, one of Utah’s leading road races, will be final stop on the women’s National Racing Calendar for 2014. The calendar is a series of premier events throughout the country put together by USA Cycling, the national governing body for road racing. The race will be held on August 2, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

The women’s event will be approximately 100 miles so that the distance matches other major women’s professional one-day races. The TdPC is traditionally a 157 mile road race, and next year other categories will still race on the longer course. The women’s version will feature over 5000 feet of climbing, including the ascent to the 10,750’ summit of Bald Mountain Pass on the Mirror Lake Highway.

Organizer Ben Towery stated, “I really believe the women are the new frontier for professional cycling. For sponsors and fans alike the lady pros offer fresh faces and new stories that will inspire a whole new generation of cyclists.”

Look for details soon about the course soon, and expect that many of Utah’s top female riders will challenge for the win. For more information, visit tourdeparkcity.com.

 

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