On March 14, the race known as The Zinger Cycling Challenge officially changed its name to the Saturn Cycling Classic, reflecting the new title sponsorship of the epic road race through the mountains of Colorado. The 140-mile race from Boulder to Breckendridge over the Continental Divide was introduced last July, and instantly gained a reputation as the toughest single-day road race in the U.S.
Saturn was the official vehicle of the race last year, and stepped up to title sponsor for 2001.
“We developed this race in the spirit of the European classics and what we unveiled last year definitely raised the bar for American racing,” said organizer Len Pettyjohn. “[Saturn] recognized the value and importance of this truly dynamic and unique event.”
The 2001 race is scheduled for August 11. In addition to the men’s race, the elite women and Cat. III and Cat. IV amateurs will contest the Nicole Reinhart Criteriums in Breckenridge on the same day.