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Where to watch Colorado’s 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge

  • By Brian Holcombe
  • Published Aug. 15, 2011
  • Updated Aug. 15, 2011 at 9:11 AM EDT
Independence Pass

Stage 1, August 23: Mount Crested Butte

The race will pass through historic downtown Crested Butte. The finish — and our recommended viewing spot — is up the hill at Mount Crested Butte.

The uphill finish at Mount Crested Butte could see a GC shake-up. From up on the Gothic Road climb at nearly 10,000 feet, watch the finale play out down valley with binoculars and ring your bells for the small group sprint at the ski area. Bring your mountain bike and your Thai food appetite because CB does both exceptionally well.

Stage Facts:

Stage 1: Salida to Mount Crested Butte

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Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe is the editor of VeloNews.com. Holcombe joined VeloNews in 2009 following years spent introducing students to whitewater kayaking and working in avalanche control, among other more risky ventures. A Master of PR and Marketing Communications, his graduate work at the University of Denver focused on innovation, digital media management and custom publishing. Holcombe is a CSU Ram fan and proud parent, and has been accused of attacking too much on the VN lunch ride. Follow him on Twitter @FCBrian.

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