This weekend brings another edition of the Tour of Lawrence. Since its inception, the Tour of Lawrence has become one of the biggest race weekends in the region. Drawing riders from around the country, this race continues to grow and could develop into one of the premier races in the Midwest.
Friday night offers something different for riders to participate in, a street sprint competition. Racers will compete head to head for just 200 meters. The race will be run in heats and riders who place well in their heat will continue onto the next round. Gear choice and leg-speed are going to be put to the test
Saturday’s circuit race will be a leg-breaker. With around 400 feet of climbing per 3.6 mile loop and one big climb that is sure to weed out all pretenders, elevation gain is going to add up quick.
Sunday’s criterium will end the weekend with a classic figure-eight criterium in Downtown Lawrence. This flat course will be fast and technical with 8 corners contained within the 1 mile loop.
Photo Credit: Roger Harrison