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Thousands of spectators cheer as Elia Viviani of Team Liquigas-Cannondale races toward the finish line of Stage 4 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Steamboat Springs on Aug. 26, 2011.

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Steamboat shows up in force for Stage 4 of Pro Cycling Challenge

Never have so many people partied so politely for so long on Lincoln Avenue just to experience six-tenths of a second of pure adrenaline. But when it finally arrived, it was intense. A few motorcycles streaked down the street and suddenly the lead pack, including dozens of tightly bunched cyclists, flashed by with a single figure in lime green pulling ahead. And then it was over.

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