Last year, you might not have been quite prepared for the mass of professional cyclists taking over the city. But this year, you can get revved up and ready to add your cowbell to the mayhem.
The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is just five days from its kickoff in Durango, and nine days from hitting the Garden of the Gods and Tejon Street. Six of the top 13 Tour de France finishers will be here, as well as 10 of the Top 12 from last year's Challenge. It's gonna be a wild ride, so we're here to help you feel like an insider.
This package will fill you in on some of the historical quirks of cycling, help you count riders' calories, and introduce you to who's raising a riding ruckus on a daily basis locally. And hopefully it'll take you from amateur to pro in less time than it'll take last year's winner, Levi Leipheimer, to finish Stage 5's three loops around our downtown.
— Kirsten Akens