The central Colorado Rockies were a pretty popular destination for a handful of central Iowans the week of August 16. Here's our photo recap of the week of pro bike racing at the USA Pro Challenge.
Stage 2, Steamboat to A-Basin
With under 1k to go on the climb up to A-Basin, Nate Brown had over a minute on the chase group. BMC hits the gas, and Rohan Dennis and Brent Bookwalter passed Brown like he wasn't moving. Bookwalter being interviewed after the stage win, and his cycling computer displaying his average speed and his route map taped to his stem.
Stage 3, Copper Mountain to Aspen
Our first vantage point for the day was within a quarter mile of our camp ground. If you're familiar with the Leadville 100 race, this is just up the road from where the mountain bike race leaves the pavement at the start, and hits the dirt for the climb up St. Kevins.