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Busy weekend awaits for USA Pro Challenge

There will be bike rides for citizens and chances for autographs, cowboys on bikes and cyclists on horses, music and movies, a beer garden and, oh yeah, two massive days of bike racing when the USA Pro Challenge comes to town in August.

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Steamboat City Council approves additional marketing dollars for USA Pro Challenge

The council on Tuesday approved an additional $12,000 for marketing of the USA Pro Challenge in Steamboat with the caveat that the donation will only be made if a local match is made.

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Pro Challenge routes announced

Two laps of Twentymile and a climb up Rabbit Ears will be the highlights of the USA Pro Challenge's two Steamboat Springs stage routes, which were officially announced today.

Women's race has locals excited

A three-stage women's race will be added to this summer's USA Pro Challenge. It won't include a stage in Steamboat, but one local pro is more than excited for the opportunity.

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Steamboat hits its mark with Pro Challenge

Organizers planning bike-centric weekend around the event start

Steamboat will play host to the 2015 USA Pro Challenge and it will have a bigger role than ever before. Steamboat will be the site of the entire first stage and the start of the second.

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Update: USA Pro Challenge to begin in Steamboat, include two stages

Update: The 2015 Pro Cycling Challenge will include two stages in Steamboat Springs, all of the first stage and the start of the second stage.

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Steamboat not on 2014 USA Pro Challenge route

Steamboat cycling spectators will have to travel if they want to catch next year’s USA Pro Challenge live. The 2014 route was announced Monday morning, and Steamboat Springs is not included.

Police: USA Pro Challenge crash caused by spectators

Steamboat Springs police think two spectators who had their backs to the race caused the crash that took down several USA Pro Challenge cyclists Wednesday.

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Pro Challenge CEO: Steamboat stages a model for race

USA Pro Challenge CEO Shawn Hunter said Steamboat's hosting of a start and a finish in 2011 and again this year might serve as a model for the race in the future.

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Steamboat says goodbye as Pro Challenge rides away

Steamboat Springs came out Thursday to say goodbye to the race it loudly welcomed into town Wednesday. The USA Pro Challenge rode out of town Thursday morning.

Pro Challenge Stage 4 could be week's defining day

Stage 4, the Queen Stage, will be one of the toughest in this year’s USA Pro Challenge and how the top contenders handle the looming difficulties could have everything to say about how things look come the final stage in Denver.

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Pro Challenge spectators make it a party on Rabbit Ears Pass

A steady stream of cyclists chose to avoid the crowds and took the USA Pro Challenge party to Rabbit Ears Pass on Wednesday.

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Excitable crowd turns out for USA Pro Challenge in Steamboat

As the motorcycles ferrying photographers buzzed down Lincoln Avenue ahead of the racers, people rang more than a thousand cowbells passed out as schwag and others beat their inflatable batons on the advertising panels lining the course.

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Downtown Steamboat businesses evaluate USA Pro Challenge impact

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

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Voigt's valiant charge defines Stage 3 in Steamboat

Jens Voigt, the 41-year old German, showed Wednesday why he's one of the world's most popular cyclists, charging over Rabbit Ears Pass to the delight of Steamboat's cycling fans. It wasn't, however, enough to prevent a wild sprint finish on the streets of downtown.


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