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USA Pro Cycling Challenge discontinued following organizer's departure

Group working on a new pro cycling event
Posted: 6:46 AM, Aug 04, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-04 08:46:20-04
USA Pro Cycling Challenge discontinued following organizer's departure
DENVER (AP) - A popular Colorado cycling race won't continue following the departure of organizer Shawn Hunter.
 
Hunter told the Denver Post  on Tuesday that he is not pursuing the cross-state USA Pro Challenge for 2017. He announced in February that the race wouldn't take place this summer, which would have been its seventh year.
 
A group led by Colorado businessman Ken Gart is organizing a new professional bike event for 2017. It will be different from the week-long Pro Challenge, which attracted top cyclists from across the world.
 
Gart says he's working with community leaders to keep pro cycling alive in Colorado.