Communities across the state are getting ready to welcome the top cyclists in the world for the second annual USA Pro Challenge, dubbed America’s Race. The cycling race begins today in Durango where Bente Birkeland reports many locals are excited, but also uncertain, whether it’ll mean a boost to businesses.

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