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Event organizers for the Quiznos Pro Challenge announced the 11 cities that will be involved with the 2011 international pro-cycling competion at a gathering Thursday at the state Capitol in Denver. Chris Carmichael, center, a former Olympic team cyclist, represented the city of Colorado Springs. With him is Quiznos spokeswoman Ellen Kramer. Gov. Bill Ritter also was on hand with former Bronco and avid cyclist Shannon Sharpe in the background. The race will open in Colorado Springs with a prologue time trial.

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