August 21, 2013
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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.
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.
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.
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.