Yesterday (August 25) downtown Denver was really Bike City USA as the final stage of the USA Pro Challenge raced through the downtown streets. Thousands of spectators lined the eight-lap, 72.4-mile circuit to make noise and create a colorful party atmosphere for dozens of urban blocks.
Tejay van Garderen, age 25, finished in the main pack to maintain a 1 minute 30 second lead and earn the overall victory. Another stand-out and fan favorite, 23-year-old Peter Sagan of Slovakia out-sprinted the field to earn his fourth stage victory and wrap up a spot as Top Sprinter.
I hit the streets to capture the scene, spectators and racers alike.
—Photos by Sean McCoy
—Photos by Sean McCoy.