The Tour de Park City, one of Utah’s leading road races, will be the 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 the traditional categories will still race on the longer course. Although shorter, the women’s version will still feature over 5,000 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 the world’s top female riders will challenge for the win.