Some of the biggest names in cycling are behind efforts to bring the country’s first international stage race back to Colorado. The Coors Classic ended in 1988 after more than a decade, and launching the careers of some of the countries greatest riders. The Governor, an enthusiastic bike rider himself, says he’ll do his part make the race happen, but in tight economic times, financial backing from the state is unlikely. Bente Birkeland reports from the state capitol.

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