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Friday, May 25, 2018
Aspen’s mayor is urging more people to cheer on cyclists on Independence Pass as the USA Pro Challenge leaves the area. Riders descended the pass into Aspen on Wednesday and will cross again Thursday on their way to Beaver Creek. Fans cheered and ran alongside riders in Wednesday’s stage but the Aspen Daily News reported […]
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A sure sign that the USA Pro Challenge is coming to town reads “Road Closed.” USA Pro Challenge local race organizers and city officials will begin closing roads in the downtown area Thursday in preparation for the Stage 5 finish Friday afternoon. Cyclists will start the stage in Breckenridge and enter Colorado Springs on Highway […]
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  Organizers of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge estimate that more than 1 million people will line Colorado roads this week to watch some of the world’s top cyclists.   The nearly 700-mile race starts Monday at 10 a.m. in Durango. Cyclists will ride through Mancos and Dolores, over Lizard Head Pass and end in […]
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Cyclists, time to get your ride on. Rally Week, in celebration of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge cycling race, begins Aug. 20 with bicycle rides planned every day this week leaving from America the Beautiful park and ending at a downtown business. All rides start at 6 p.m. Springs Cycling Club hosts the first ride […]
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It’s going to be a high-kicking, board-breaking weekend Sept. 21-23 when hundreds of Karate athletes descend on Colorado Springs for the USA Karate All-American Classic. The competition, which is being revived for the first time in recent years, is presented by the Colorado Springs Sports Corp. and will be at the Crowne Plaza. The Crowne […]
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Snow flurries and rain couldn’t keep top racers down in the 90th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Rhys Millen set a new record of 9:46:164, just beating out Romain Dumas, who raced up the mountain in 9:46:181, which beat out last year’s record of 9:51:278 set by Japan’s Nobuhiro Tajima. Rain and […]
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When 100 cyclists sprint into downtown Colorado Springs concluding the USA Pro Challenge’s Stage 5 on Aug. 24, much of the world will learn that the city did not burn down this summer.
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The Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent race organizers just sweetened the pot. In an effort to add excitement and prestige to the Aug. 19 marathon and the Aug. 18 Ascent, organizers have increased cash prizes. One good run in the marathon could pay up to $14,000. The board of directors has been working this year […]
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Baseball has its sparkle back. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox has the OK to resume its 2012 Friday fireworks series. The Colorado Springs Fire Department and fire marshall announced that the city-wide burn ban has been lifted. The sky over Security Service Field will light up again on July 20 and continue on Friday nights […]
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  A deep hole in a highway north of Leadville may force changes to the route for the USA Pro Challenge bicycle race.   State highway workers are still trying to figure out how to repair a 20-foot-wide, 100-foot-deep hole that prompted the closure of U.S. 24. The Colorado Department of Transportation says the hole […]
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The U.S. Olympic Boxing team heads to London this weekend and fans have a chance to wish them good luck before they go. Join the team at a special send-off at 7:30 p.m. Friday outside the Visitors’ Center at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. All the team members will be on hand and exclusive posters […]
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Sixteen of the world’s best professional cycling teams will compete in the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, set for Aug. 20-26. The racing teams, comprised of UCI Pro, Pro Continental and Continental teams, will include some of the top competitors in the sport, including Cadel Evans and Levi Leipheimer. The race, second only to Tour […]
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