Legends of American Cycling ? Michael Aisner (part 1)
Before the Tour of California there was the Coors International Bicycle Classic. For eight years, under the direction of Michael Aisner, the Coors Classic grew from 3 days of racing in and around Colorado to a two week stage race that also included the states of Wyoming, Nevada, California and Hawaii while becoming the fourth biggest stage race on the world calendar as well as the single biggest women’s stage race ever held. Greg LeMond, Davis Phinney, Phil Anderson, Steve Bauer, Andy Hampsten, Raul Alcala, Bernard Hinault, Connie Carpenter, Rebecca Twig and Inga Thompson all took part in the Coors Classic at some point in their careers. It’s no exageration to state that the Coors Classic played a significant part in laying the foundation for the future of American bike races.
In this first episode of the Lazer Radio series “Legends of American Cycling”, podcast host Brad Sohner sits down with Michael Aisner to discuss Michael’s history in the sport of American bike racing.
We hope you enjoy our Legends of American Cycling series! There is much more to come!