I recently came across an article floating around Facebook discussing an interesting list of 7 races that are no longer running, but should be. The article can be found here for your reading pleasure. Races discussed in the article ranged from the seemingly reasonable, such as the Classique des Alpes, to the utterly absurd and audacious, the Bordeaux - Paris, a 560km ultra-endurance race.
The Coors Classic, on the other hand, is perfectly reasonable, and certainly needs to be brought back. At least, that's the thought from everyone here at the shop. While the United States currently harbors three international races, the Amgen Tour of California, the Tour of Utah, and clearly the most important, the USA Pro Challenge, we need to have a proper grand tour. Three weeks, two thousand miles, mountains, coastlines, cobbles, the works. This, this is what the US is in desperate need of.
So I say, bring back the Coors Classic. Let's change the American perception of bike racing. It's time to forget Lance Armstrong, let's forget the problems face by the peloton of the past, and let's bring back the beauty of bike racing.
By the way, I totally watched American Flyers while writing this...