Organizers of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge have predicted the event could draw up to a million spectators at stages from Gunnison to Steamboat Springs. Enthusiasm for the race and the sport of cycling appears to be at an all-time high in Colorado – but it’s already looking like those predictions about crowd sizes may be a bit optimistic. Even so, as Kirk Siegler reports from Rocky Mountain Community Radio member station KUNC, some of the mountain communities along the race route are happy for any economic boost.

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