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  • Aspen planning 12-hour uphill endurance race

    ASPEN — Aspen Mountain is set to host a new kind of endurance race next month — to see how many times endurance runners can run up the mountain in 12 hours. The race is a quirky successor to the former 24 Hours of Aspen. That was a downhill skiing endurance event canceled in 2004. Instead of competing to complete downhill laps, contestants...

  • Colorado chef takes food for the road to a 'real' new level

    Biju Thomas is a Colorado chef with a strong connection to cycling. So it's no wonder his brand of cooking is high on nutrition and low on processed foods. Instead of trying to be cutting edge, Thomas cuts to the chase with one simple demand: Eat real food. For the professional cyclists with whom Thomas works, the logic makes perfect sense....

  • Tom Danielson gets his wish: a mountaintop finish

    CRESTED BUTTE - He begged. He pleaded. He made his high-altitude case. On Wednesday, Tom Danielson finally gets his wish. For the first time in four years of the USA Pro Challenge, a true mountaintop finish awaits the world-class field of cyclists. Danielson has lobbied from Day 1 for this stage, maintaining that any tour in this state should...

  • Jens Voigt: End of an era for a world cycling favorite

    In the world of professional sports, there are cult favorites. Athletes with an undeniable "it" factor who attract fan and media attention while endearing fellow competitors. In cycling, German Jens Voigt is that cult hero. From the man who has his own app of sayings, including one that says "Shut up legs, do as you are told", comes his last...

  • Hosting USA Pro Challenge takes months of planning

    About 2,500 barricades, 200 law enforcement officials and months of planning are going into a cycling race Thursday in Colorado Springs that is predicted to last less than three hours. Ted Ott, president of the Denver-based Colorado Barricade Company, said semis started transporting the barricades needed for the USA Pro Challenge on Sunday. A...

  • Colorado Springs area road closures, re-openings during the Pro Cycling Challenge Wednesday, Thursday

    The USA Pro Cycling Challenge blasts through a 70-mile circuit in Colorado Springs on Thursday. Here are road closures and reopenings Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday-Thursday 9 a.m. Wednesday-11:59 p.m. Thursday - North Tejon Street/South Tejon Street between East Kiowa Street and Colorado Avenue (Setup/Race/Tear-down) - East Pikes...

  • Remains of hiker likely found in Grand County

    GRAND LAKE — Authorities believe they've found the remains of a 72-year-old woman who disappeared during a hike in northern Colorado two years ago. Grand County Undersheriff John Stein announced Tuesday that searchers found remains, clothing and identification belonging to Patricia Wallace on Friday in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. They...

  • Blog: I Dirty Dashed and lived

    I did it. I survived a three mile run with obstacles in the mud. And now I want more, more, I tell you! I can see how those races get addictive. Saturday morning, instead of trotting off to teach a vinyasa yoga class at CorePower Yoga, I cruised down the interstate with my bestie from high school to the Pikes Peak International Raceway. We...

  • Pikes Peak Cycling Week schedule of events around Colorado Springs

    Here's what is happening in the Colorado Springs area this week during the USA Pro Challenge cycling race through Colorado. Stages will be held Thursday in Colorado Springs and start Thursday in Woodland Park, and there's a lot happening for young and old. SUNDAY Stage 4 Citizen's Ride - 10:30 a.m.-noon, Antlers Park (31 W. Pikes Peak...

  • Video: Reijnen wins Stage 1 of USA Pro Challenge

    ASPEN -- The fourth edition of the USA Pro Challenge kicked off Monday afternoon in this posh mountain venue. A field of 128 professional cyclists departed on the seven-day stage race in front of a large, boisterous crowd. Aspen resident and defending champion Tejay van Garderen received a loud ovation when he was introduced prior to the...

  • USA Pro Challenge: The race within the race for world's top cyclists

    In professional cycling, the individual time trial is known simply as the race of truth. No teammates. No protection. No support. It's every man for himself in an agonizing battle with the body, the mind and a rigid clock that won't stop ticking until the last line is crossed. But in a stage race such as the USA Pro Challenge, which pokes...

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