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Cycle to Saturn Double Century
June 25, 2016 @ 4:00 am - 8:30 pm
The Saturn Cycling Classic, contested from 2000 to 2002, was one of the most epic (and brutal) road races ever ridden by the professional peloton in the U.S. The traditional Boulder-to-Breckenridge route boasted an average altitude of over 9,000 feet, climbing over 14,000 vertical feet in 140 miles!
Covering a mixture of paved and (nasty) gravel roads, it was perhaps the most difficult single-day road race ever contested in the United States. Of the 190+ professional riders who started the race each year, perhaps only 20 riders would even finish.
In spite of this fact, the race attracted some of the U.S.’s biggest cycling stars, including Scott Moninger, Jonathan Vaughters, Chris Wherry, and 2013 Vuelta winner, Chris Horner. It was Colorado’s defining road race!
In 2014, the Rocky Mountain Cycling Club reincarnated major portions of this legendary cycling course, a route that only a few dozen professional riders have ever completed! In 2016, RMCC members will once again get to the opportunity to tackle this legendary route. Get ready to Cycle to Saturn!