We’re very fortunate to have events all year around up here in Aspen, and the US Pro Cycling Challenge is one that I look forward to each year. It’s America’s biggest and baddest race and brings in the best cyclists from around the planet for a seven day tour through Colorado. This year, Aspen was the host to Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the tour.
I’ll spare you the details of the terrain and how gnarly this stage is, what I will show you is what I saw during my time camped out at the finish line of the race thanks to my new Sony NEX 5-R.
Free cowbells, and Aspen Mountain in the background. Sweet.
A panoramic of the start/finish of Stage 1 facing Aspen Mountain.
Aaaaaaand they’re off. 68.2 miles until they’re done.
They were lookin’ FAST coming through after their first lap of three.
Of course Meredith was there, signs in hand, hashtags and all.
These massive cardboard cutouts of Peter Sagan (he won Stage 1) were hilarious.
Pushing hard to the finish line. Can’t imagine what these guys feel like at this point.
A little panoramic that my friend Lindsy shot while she was oggling over my new camera.