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.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

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

News

Getty Images
June 28, 2016 | NPR · For the first time the nation’s pediatricians point to bullying, both online and in real life, as increasing the risk of suicide for teenagers.
 

AFP/Getty Images
June 28, 2016 | NPR · The furniture company began offering free wall-anchoring kits for tall dressers last year after two children died in accidents. Now, following a third death, it is recalling the dressers altogether.
 

June 28, 2016 | NPR · Two-thirds of the sum will be set aside to compensate U.S. owners of nearly 500,000 VW diesel cars. The company will also pay $2.7 billion into an environmental remediation fund.
 

Arts & Life

June 28, 2016 | NPR · We first met diplomat Suyana Sapaki in Persona; she was a C-lister in a world where statecraft and celebrity are interchangeable. But now she’s on the rise — and the stakes are getting higher, too.
 

Ashley Westerman for NPR
June 28, 2016 | NPR · The Starship Enterprise — from the original Star Trek series — has gotten a restoration fit for a real life spacecraft. It goes on display this week at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
 

The Phillips Collection
June 28, 2016 | NPR · Chase taught some of America’s greatest artists, including Georgia O’Keeffe and Edward Hopper. On the centennial of the great teacher’s death, a new exhibit in Washington, D.C., celebrates his life.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
June 28, 2016 | NPR · The hooky and heavy “Sincere” issues a scathing take on dudes who lecture women about womanhood.
 

NPR
June 28, 2016 | NPR · Listen to a mix of 100 songs we couldn’t stop listening to, and couldn’t wait to share.
 

Courtesy of the artist
June 27, 2016 | WXPN · Smith Westerns fans might want to take note of guitarist Max Kakacek and drummer Julien Ehrlich’s new band.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab