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Vuelta a Dillon tour cancelled to make way for Colorado Classic

This town ain’t big enough for two bike tours on the same weekend, especially when one is expected to draw a field of international pros like Tour de France runner-up Rigoberto Uran and Colorado Olympian Taylor Phinney.

Earlier this week, organizers with the Vuelta a Dillon — an annual public road-cycling tour of Summit County — announced they were canceling this year’s event on Aug. 12 to make way for the debut of the Colorado Classic, a brand-new, pro-level cycling tour scheduled to roll through Breckenridge on Aug. 11. The Classic continues to Denver on Aug. 12 for the men’s and women’s final, plus the two-day Velorama festival.

All registered Vuelta a Dillon riders will receive a full refund, officials continued. The race was traditionally held the final weekend in June, but two years ago officials switched to August to coincide with USA Pro Challenge festivities. When that event died, Vuelta organizers kept the mid-August date, only to now clash with the new tour’s dates. And so it’s back to the drawing board: the 2018 Vuelta a Dillon is scheduled for June 30.

If you were registered for the ride and want to confirm your refund, contact the organizers at

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