Fan turnout for the US Pro Cycling Challenge

29 Aug

Cadel Evans is off amongst the Vail crowd.

Luxembourg/Schleck supporter
Rabbobank fan in Vail.

Colorado showed up en masse to cheer on riders during the week, bringing out some very

Riders from Liquigas-Cannondale lead the break towards the finish near downtown Denver.

creative folks!  The Stage 6 route from Golden to Denver had an estimated 250,000 people watching, according to the race committee.  That’s a lot of people!  From our vantage point 100 meters in front of the finish, I had to lean over the fence to see anything, and all I could hear were cowbells and pounding on the boards as riders zoomed by at 30+ miles per hour.  Possibly the coolest sporting event I have attended in person!

Some of the more interesting fans.

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2 Responses to “Fan turnout for the US Pro Cycling Challenge”

  1. Ben Gerig August 30, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    Is there a way to lobby for this race to come back to CO next year???!

    • devinyoder August 30, 2011 at 8:43 pm #

      Very good news – the race will happen in Colorado again next year! After that, things are up in the air. I think the Quiznos folks have the option to extend for a third year, and after that the race would need refunding.

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