For seven days, hundreds of the world’s best cyclists roll through Colorado for the USA Pro Challenge. This year’s route, starting in Aspen and finishing in Denver, featured over 500 miles of riding, a high-altitude time trial in Vail, throngs of cheering fans as the riders raced through Boulder, Golden, and Denver, and 2013 winner and hometown favorite Tejay van Garderen finishing on the 1st place podium yet again.
OnSight had the opportunity to travel with the race for the full tour. Here are some behind-the-scenes shots from America’s Race!
Jens Voigt’s final race was both inspiring and tough for his biggest fans, including Ben. He spent the week turning Jen’s trademark phrase “Shut Up Legs” into “Shut Up Retirement”.
Every year the antlers get larger… first deer, then elk, now moose. That’s one heavy piece of head gear.
The finish in Colorado Springs was fantastic.
Finish line in Denver was well attended, with over 200,000 spectators downtown.
Since several of OnSight’s staff live in Golden, watching the pro’s climb Lookout Mtn (our local hill) was both exciting and humbling.
Overall, race week is a great reminder that we are truly blessed to live in such an amazing place. Cheers Colorado