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Thunderbird Road Race p/b Darkblade Systems Results POSTED

COLORADO SPRINGS — Final results for this weekend’s State Road Race Championships have been posted to RaceResult.com and are available for download here.

Thanks to all 263 racers who competed, as well as to the many volunteers who donated their time to this event. Thanks also to the US Air Force Academy for allowing us to host this challenging event on their installation.

Finally, thank you to Darkblade Systems for sponsoring this event for the second year. Darkblade Systems is based in Northern Virginia with personnel supporting Intelligence Community and Department of Defense customers in Colorado, various other domestic locations, as well as overseas.  Events such as this one would not be possible without outstanding corporate sponsors.

See you all at next year’s event.

COS Racing

Breaking News: New Course Announced for the Darkblade Systems Thunderbird Road Race

Important

Due to unforecast road repairs on Stadium Blvd on the United States Air Force Academy, we have been forced to change the road race course for Seniors and Masters, again.

The new route is an 11.1 miles clockwise circuit that climbs Pine Drive to Interior Drive, then descends Academy Drive.

The juniors road race course remains unchanged.

Please see the attached flyer for updated information.

New Race Course for 2019 Darkblade Systems Road Race

The Darkblade Systems Thunderbird Road Race will feature a new race course for the senior and masters divisions this year. The new course will feature an out-and-back leg up Parade Loop. This new addition will add approximately 2.5 miles to each lap and feature a gradual climb towards the USAFA cadet area. Please see flyer for details.

Updated Race Information:

Thank you to all Racers, Sponsors, and Volunteers

On behalf of COS Racing, thank you to everyone who played a role in making yesterday’s 2018 Darkblade Systems Thunderbird Road Race a success.  Over 300 riders competed for personal and Colorado state road race championship honor.

Special thanks to our title sponsor Darkblade Systems, RŌL Wheels for neutral wheel support, and Halo Branded Solutions, Dr. Soot Chimney Sweeps Inc, and Locked In Escapes for their waterbottle sponsorship.

Results and photos will be posted ASAP.

BRAC Publishes Guidance on State Championships

From the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC):

“Riders do not need to be annual BRAC members to qualify for state championships. However, they need to be US citizens or permanent residents of the United States and must live in BRAC’s  local area that consists of all of Colorado and the southeast corner of Wyoming…. On the results [BRAC] will indicate who the state champions are….Riders need to be annual BRAC members to receive Rocky Mountain Cup points.”

Based on this guidance, we may have two podium ceremonies for some events – One for the state championships and a different one for prizes depending on if whether we have out-of-state riders in a particular category that have placed.