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Lively in Aspen

Dear Editor: Wow! To everyone involved with the women’s and men’s USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Aspen, what a terrific event Aspen staged, broadcast to 160 countries. While the press seem to think the party was on the pass, those of you in the finish area on Main Street, and the VIPs, know that you were part of a very special afternoon as Kristin Armstrong again proved herself to be the top women’s cyclist and the first three Americans showed the Europeans what it takes to race a bike in Colorado.

As a 30-year resident it’s hard to recall better live events here. Of course on the night of April 25, 1985, we downlinked the Hagler/Hearns boxing match live at the Wheeler Opera House – still considered by many to be the greatest boxing match of all time… for those locals who still have long-term memory.

Next year’s Cycling Challenge will be even better and bigger from what was learned this week. Aspen certainly appreciates live sports.



Steve Collin

USA Cycling official, Aspen


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