Leadville: USA Pro Cycling Challenge returns!

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Spectators lined up in Twin Lakes to watch USA Pro Cycling Challenge

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Leadville, Colorado — The USA Pro Cycling Challenge, dubbed the toughest race on American soil, will come back to Lake County again in 2012. This year, approximately 10,000 spectators lined up along the Twin Lakes side of Independence Pass, some camping along the roadside overnight, and some riding their own bikes to the peak, to cheer on the riders. They were rewarded with a spectacular view of professional riders from around the world in what was dubbed a “take no prisoners” day of racing.

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In the only stage being repeated from the epic 2011 competition, the racers will travel from Gunnison to Twin Lakes, then up and over Independence Pass on August 22, 2012. This stage in the 2011 event was the hardest, longest and highest of the race.

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On August 23, after spending the night in Aspen, they will turn around and head over Independence Pass, this time experiencing the ascent from the other side. This stage brings the riders back through Twin Lakes, through Leadville and on to Beaver Creek.

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That makes Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, THE place to be to watch two stages of this world-class competition. Make your reservations now!

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