Cyclists were about an hour ahead of schedule today as they rode into Colorado Springs on the 5th leg of the USA Pro Challenge. KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin was along the circuit route, and has this report.

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The stage began in Breckenridge and picked up Highway 24 near Hartsel. Riders traveled through Garden of the Gods Park before entering the day’s circuit finish through downtown Colorado Springs. A light rain began to fall as spectators waited there for the racers. Cody Greenwood was one of them, in town from Michigan for a conference. Greenwood said he was looking forward to seeing the speed of the racers.

“Cause you know how fast we ride bikes, right, you can see amateurs ride bikes all the time, but you rarely get to see a pelaton come by at full speed.”

The race picks back up Saturday starting in Golden and ending in Boulder. Sunday, cyclists hit a time trial course in downtown Denver to finish out the race.

For KRCC News, I’m Andrea Chalfin.

 

One Response to USA Pro Challenge Finishes the Day in Colorado Springs

  1. Andrea Chalfin News Dir. says:

    Stage 5 Finishers:

    · First Place – Tyler Farrar (USA) of Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda
    · Second Place – Taylor Phinney (USA) of BMC Racing Team
    · Third Place – Alessandro Bazzana (ITA) of Team Type 1-SANOFI

    Jerseys:
    · Exergy Leader Jersey – Tejay van Garderen (USA) of BMC Racing Team
    · Waste Management Sprint Jersey – Tyler Farrar (USA) of Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda
    · Nissan King of the Mountains Jersey – Tom Danielson (USA) of Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda
    · Aquadraat Best Young Rider Jersey – Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) of Bontrager Livestrong Team
    · Evolve Most Aggressive Rider Jersey – Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) of Liquigas-Cannondale

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