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PHOTOS: Steamboat Springs welcomes pro cycling, Colorado Classic

John F. Russell and Shelby Reardon
Steamboat Pilot & Today
Riders begin Stage 1 of the Colorado Classic on Thursday, Aug. 22.
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Riders line up at the start line ahead of Stage 1 of the Colorado Classic on Thursday, Aug. 22.
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Spectators watch the race on a screen at the expo in the Meadows Lot during the Colorado Classic on Thursday, Aug. 22.
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Members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club support the riders during the Colorado Classic on Thursday, Aug. 22.
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Veronica Leal leads a pack of riders during Thursday’s opening stage of the Colorado Classic.
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Emily Newsom, riding for TIBCO-SVR, races through the town of Oak Creek Thursday, Aug. 22, during the opening stage of the Colorado Classic. Newsom won the first Queen of the Mountain and was also awarded the Most Bad Ass jersey.
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The peloton climbs as it heads toward Stagecoach Reservoir outside of Oak Creek during the opening stage of the Colorado Classic Thursday, which began and finished in Steamboat Springs. The race will move to Avon Friday, Aug. 23, for the second stage
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A cycling fan rings a cow bell to encorage riders in the opening stage of the Colorado Classic Thursday, Aug. 22.
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Steamboat Springs’ own Amy Charity crosses the finish line in her hometown during the opening stage of the Colorado Classic Thursday, Aug. 22. Charity led her team DNA Pro Cycling and placed 27th overall in the Stage 1.
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Chloe Dygert-Owen earned four jerseys following her Stage 1 win of the Colorado Classic on Thursday, Aug. 22.
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From left, Whitney Allison, Chloe Dygert-Owen and Brodie Chapman pose on the podium after stage one of the Colorado Classic on Thursday, Aug. 22.
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Racers in Thursday’s Colorado Classic bike race make their way south along Routt County Road 14 in the opening stage. The four stage race, which features a field of elite women riders, began in Steamboat Springs and will head to Avon Friday, Aug. 23, Golden on Saturday, Aug. 24, and come to a close Sunday, Aug. 25, in Denver.
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