The Breck Epic stage race has declared itself the Single Speed Stage Race World Championships.
Pat McQuaid has not been quoted as saying “This flies in the face of everything the UCI stands for and we’re appalled at the lack of respect Breck Epic founder Mike McCormack has for this institution.”
Single Speed mountain bike racers everywhere are reportedly appalled at anything resembling an institution and apparently flock to anything that makes riding a bike at 13,000+ feet of elevation even harder than it already is. To make the experience a bit more fun, McCormack is giving participants and anyone else with a Facebook account the opportunity to vote on which jersey design will go to the winners. They’re posted here, and you can vote here. We’re disappointed there aren’t any with ironic unicorns on them.