Mav Classic Cycles Through the Grand Valley
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. This weekend more than 300 cyclists from the western United States traveled to the Grand Valley, competing in the three-part Maverick Classic.
On Saturday morning the first competition kicked off in Fruita, an 11.6 team trial race. Later in the day the second race was held in downtown Grand Junction. On Sunday morning a 20-mile road race will take place, beginning in Palisade's historic downtown.
Collegiates from Colorado and Wyoming are competing for conference championship titles.
Patric Rostel, head coach for the Colorado Mesa University cycling team, said, "A lot of collegiate riders look forward to our event because they knew from last year it was a great event, the downtown crit. Normally collegiate riders don't have that big of a crowd, cheering them on and everything. So, for collegiate racers it is really special to race here."
Both men and women are taking part in the Maverick Classic. Officials say about 20-25 cyclists from CMU are competing. The team is number one in division two.
Officials say this is the first year they've incorporated races in all three Grand Valley towns.