Colorado and Virginia could host new UCI stage races in 2017

Two new UCI stage races for the United States are being planned for 2017, in Colorado and Virginia.

Representatives from Georgia-based Medalist Sports declined to comment when asked to confirm details of the new events, or their involvement. Medalist Sports provides technical support for professional cycling events such as the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and Tour of Alberta, as well as the now-defunct USA Pro Challenge, and from 2006 through 2015, the Amgen Tour of California.

Rumors of the Colorado event gained steam after USA Pro Challenge CEO Shawn Hunter told the Denver Post he would not pursue the race in 2017. After a five-year run, the 2016 Pro Challenge was cancelled in February.

The proposed East Coast event, based in Richmond, Virginia, does not appear on the draft calendar of the 2017 UCI America Tour. The proposed date for the Richmond date is believed to be early September.