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Downtown Steamboat businesses evaluate USA Pro Challenge impact

Thousands of people packed into downtown Steamboat Springs on Wednesday to watch the USA Pro Challenge Stage 3 finish

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct Derek Hodson’s name.

Weather, event setup and the route of the USA Pro Challenge stage coming into Steamboat Springs all can have an effect on the downtown businesses lining the race chute on Lincoln Avenue.

Derek Hodson, of Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare, said his store was selling a lot of store-branded water bottles because of the heat.