Thousands of fans and more than one hundred professional cyclists were in Colorado Springs yesterday to kick off the seven-day USA Pro Cycling Challenge. This inaugural race will be televised across the world and is being plugged as an economic engine for the Colorado cities in its path. But will it succeed in the long run where the Coors Classic failed?
Colorado’s big new bike race kicks off Monday in Colorado Springs. The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is a big deal for cycling fans and for towns along the route. Colorado Public Radio’s Ryan Warner has a preview of the 600 mile race route.