Olympians, Tour de France champions and the world's top cyclists return to Colorado in a few shorts weeks.  We think the video below says it all, but want to preface it by saying if you are a cycling fan - you need to be here for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

In last year's inaugural event, Vail hosted the time trail for Stage 3.  Joy's daughter, Tillie, and I spent the afternoon in Vail Village watching the starts (in a time trial, individual racers start the race against the clock and starts are staggered every minute or so).  The crowd was huge, the excitement was everywhere and we loved it.  It was awesome to see so many world-class racers in our neck of the woods! 

This year, Beaver Creek hosts the Stage 4 finish and the route will take racers through Minturn and Avon prior to ending in the Beav.  There will be ample vantage points for watching the race and plenty of crazy, costumed fans to entertain along the way!

Come witness one of the best cycling races in the country.  Stage 4 comes through the Valley on Thursday, August 23, 2012.