VIDEO: Professional bike racers commit to riding solo during the COVID pandemic
April 16, 2020
New compilation video shows racers united in COVID-19 action
Denver, CO (April 16, 2020) — The Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation released a video today highlighting the realities of what life is currently like for professional bike racers. Athletes from the US, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, and England, delivered a united message, urging cyclists to ride solo, or with their household members, so we can all do our part in flattening the curve.
“As we support each other during this difficult time, we wanted to provide a compilation of messages from female cyclists and teams, urging people to connect virtually while staying focused on their goals,” said Lucy Diaz, CEO of Colorado Classic. “Although these riders’ seasons have been postponed we are encouraged that they are doing their part in staying healthy and empowering one another to ride on.”
The racing season came to a grinding halt at the onset of the pandemic, and the UCI has suspended racing until July 1. The pro racers are urging the cycling community to its part in flattening the curve, slowing the spread of the Coronavirus and adhering to social distancing measures. This means riding alone and not taking unnecessary risks. The sooner this pandemic is over, the sooner we can all get back to normal and to bike racing!
VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/9okr9-n3kno
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Contact:Anne-Marije Rook, [email protected]
About the Colorado Classic: The Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation is America’s premier all-women’s professional road cycling race taking place August 27-30, 2020. Our goal is to be the best women’s race in the world while developing a year-round platform that celebrates and empowers female athletes. We are more than a race, we are a movement that is changing the world through the power of women’s sport.
About RPM Events Group: RPM Events Group LLC is a Colorado-based company committed to re-imagining professional cycling events while providing meaningful social and economic impact. The company owns and organizes the Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation — a world-class women’s pro road race coming August 27-30, 2020 — the only UCI women’s road race in North America and on the USA Cycling’s Pro Road Tour. www.rpmeventsgroup.com