If you have been trawling the 2019 UCI calendar you would have spotted it, but the pre-eminent mountain bike stage race in the USA, The Breck Epic, is now a UCI sanctioned S1 race for 2019, and will move to HCS status in 2020.
“We want the fastest men and women on the planet here in Breck so we can all watch them duke it out,” said race director Mike McCormack. “There are lots of XC UCI points at stake. And a big fat sack of money that will roll 20-deep in both fields.”
The Breck Epic will have over $USD30,000 in cash on the line for the event, and has created more categories for the race too, remembering that just because the Elite race has UCI status, the idea of the event is to have a ripping good time on the trails at Breck. There will be a Duo Relay course where a team of two has one rider on course each day – perfect for riders who go deep and struggle to back up!
There are plenty of other changes but the big news is the best is getting better – but without losing its character. Check out the event website for full details.