February 28, 2006 – Sweet Sports is proud to bring Stage Racing back to the Willamette Valley of Oregon, USA. The Willamette Valley Classic Stage Race, a 3 day/ 4 event bicycle race will take place on April 21st-23rd of 2006. Located in the vicinity of Eugene, Oregon, the event will feature traditional and new courses throughout the Willamette Valley and surrounding mountains. Often compared to racing in Europe, the Willamette Valley offers a multitude of courses with single lane paved forest roads winding for miles through lush green forest.
The event will consist of 4 races throughout the 3 days including 2 circuit races (1 long & 1 short course), an 17 miles time trial, and the Queen stage covering no less than 5 epic climbs. Designed to keep the action close until the end of the last stage, sprinters, time trial specialists and climbers alike will have to be at their sharpest to not loose time. In an effort to support a wide range of categories from Junior to Master racers we have separated women’s categories into Pro/1/2, 3 & 4 fields, men’s Cat 4/5 fields, Masters 1/2/3 40+ & 3/4/5 40+ and included Junior 15-18 race, as well as Pro Â½ & Cat 3 Men. Courses and distances will be tailored to each class so beginning women, juniors, and Cat 5 men don’t have to race the same longer distances as the pro 1/2 men.
Space is limited and fields are filling fast, pre-registration deadline is March 15th. Visit our website for up to date information at www.willamettevalleyclassic.com, along with registration, course information, lodging information, and much more.
We look forward to seeing you in April of 2006 and providing you with the
race of a lifetime.
Event Director, Richard Sweet