BY RYAN HAMILTON

The Montana cycling community is gearing up for this year’s edition of the Tour
de Bozeman, a three-day, four-stage bicycle stage race with an $8,000 cash purse.
This year’s event features an expanded race lineup, with a new criterium (stage
one) in the Big Sky Town Center on Friday July 8. Saturday’s events will include
the Springhill Time Trial and Main Street Sprints in downtown Bozeman on
Saturday evening.

As in years past, the final showdown will take place in Bridger
Canyon with the Battle for Battle Ridge, an epic road race that spans Jackson
Creek and Battle Ridge, finishing north of Bridger Bowl.

Come see the Big Sky Criterium, a fast, exciting, colorful, spectator friendly bicycle
racing event at the Big Sky Town Center on Friday, July 8. A criterium, or crit, is a
bike race held on a short course often run on closed-off city center streets.
tourdebozeman.com

3 p.m. Women category 4/Juniors) – 30 min
3:45 p.m. Men category 5/men master B– 30 min
4:30 p.m. Men category 4 – 45 min
5:30 p.m. Men category 3/men master A – 45 min
6:30 p.m. Women category 1/2/3 – 45 min
7:30 p.m. Men category 1/2 – 60 min