|Early birds at the steps of the Capitol.|
It was no big secret as to what would be announced. Back in May, at the Road to Victory ride, Gov. Ritter said that they had been working very hard to bring international bike racing to Colorado. So today's announcement just made it (more) official: the first
|Gov. Ritter speaks about organizing the race.|
|Lance Armstrong describes his inspiration for suggesting the race.|
As promised, once the press conference wrapped up, everybody lined up on 13th Ave. and Grant St., at the location of the first Quizno's sandwich shop, for the group ride. There were a lot of riders there.
|The field of riders in front of me.|
|The field of riders behind me.|
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There were riders of all levels of skill on all types of bikes. It was pretty great to be able to be there.