Tucson Bicycle Classic brings pros, amateurs together for 3 days of racing
February 28, 2023
Over 550 registered riders in this 35th edition of the race
February 28, 2023, Tucson, AZ /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The 35th annual Tucson Bicycle Classic p/b The Meteor returns March 3-5, bringing together pros and amateurs from all over the country and many foreign nations for 3 days of racing across the greater Tucson area.
This year’s race will begin in Vail on Friday, move to Sahuarita on Saturday, and conclude in Oro Valley on Sunday. Sunday’s race, the Oro Valley Circuit Race p/b Rutledge Dental, will include a day of festivities and family fun in Naranja Park.
“Our goal is to create community events, with a bike race. We want the communities we race in to be excited that pros and amateurs are racing in their backyard. Bike races do not come without disruption, but we want whatever disruption there is to be viewed as a good thing – for the businesses, community members, and the racers.” – Marco Colbert, Race Director, Tucson Bicycle Classic
Tucson Bicycle Classic has a long history of drawing in professional riders from all over the world. This year is no exception. Noteworthy teams include:
National Cycling League
DNA Pro Cycling Team (Womens)
Each of these teams will bring their highest caliber riders to contend for the title of General Classification (GC) Winner. There is $10,000 in prize money being offered this year, split across categories, with pros receiving $3,000 for the General Classification win.
“The pros and the amateurs who come to race TBC have spent months training specifically for this event. A 3-day stage race is a grueling affair and it is incredibly fun as a spectator to watch these amazing athletes put everything on the line to win.” – Frank Cundiff, former Project Echelon Pro Cycling Tour rider
The Tucson Bicycle Classic is a 3-day stage race scheduled to take place March 3-5, 2023. TBC is USA Cycling sanctioned, and offers equal cash purses and equal race distances for male and female athletes.
Proceeds from this event will benefit El Grupo Youth Cycling, a nonprofit youth cycling organization in Tucson that empowers youth and encourages a lifelong love of riding.
“Tucson has one of the best cycling communities in the country and is a training destination for elite cyclists from all over the world. We want our community to be proud of the effort and investment that has been put into making the greater Tucson area a coveted destination for both pro and amateur bicycle racers and we want to show off all our community has to offer to everyone who comes to train and race here.” – Marco Colbert, Race Director