The Town of Killington announced the return of the
internationally acclaimed Killington Stage Race for another three
years of competitive cycling. In previous years the Stage Race has
drawn more than 1,000 participants and spectators from across the
United States, as well as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the
United Kingdom for three days of competitive racing.
Popular with cyclists and spectators alike, the three-day
Killington Stage Race is set to kick off Memorial Day weekend on
Saturday, May 25, 2013. Set in the heart of the Green
Mountains, the race will include a circuit race, individual time
trial, and Monday's 60-mile "Queen Stage" concluding with a brutal
climb up East Mountain Road. Covering a variety of terrain
and distances, the 2013 event will also feature a Sprint and
King/Queen of the Mountains competition with custom leaders'
jerseys each day.
Once considered to be one of the most prestigious road cycling
events in the eastern U.S. and a huge annual boost to the local
economy, the Killington Stage Race was revived in 2010 by the Town
after a ten-year hiatus.
Amy Morrison, Events & Marketing Coordinator says,
"Continuing to host world-class cycling events such as the Stage
Race will help to secure our reputation as the leading cycling
destination in New England."
The event has brought national attention to Killington and its
wide, sweeping roads, challenging mountain climbs, and unrivaled
New England scenery. From 2010 to 2012 the race has brought in
more than $1.1 million to Town in estimated economic impact, and
businesses are now well poised for another three years of positive
returns. Town Manager Seth Webb explains, "To bring the event back
to Killington the race has proven itself as a great investment for
the town. Each year we've spent less and attracted over 500 -
600 riders. We look forward to continuing this tradition in
2013 - 2015."