From July 15th-17th, the small town of Salida, CO, was the focal point of Colorado’s road cycling scene. The 12th edition of the Salida Classic took place in this remote town, located at the Arkansas River, and surrounded by several 14,000 ft mountains. This 3-day event included an 8 mile time trial, a downtown criterium, and a 5.7 mile circuit race.
ZiaVelo was represented by Marcel Berger in the Pro/1/2 field. For Marcel, it was the first race participation in the high elevation state of Colorado, and therefore accompanied with a lot of excitement. The ZiaVelo rider placed 4th in the TT, 19th in the criterium, and 17th in the circuit race respectively.
Also, representing ZiaVelo this past weekend, was Kathy Alvarez, who challenged herself to riding the Taos Gran Fondo, a one-day, “annual endurance event of the amateur undertaken for pleasure or as a test of personal fortitude”. She rode 105 miles with plenty of climbing, and was the first woman to finish.
Be sure to check the calendar on our ZVC site for upcoming tours and races!!! There are many tours coming up, including the Tour of Las Cruces, which you absolutely can’t miss on October 30!!!