‘Queen Stage’ of USA Pro Cycling Challenge features two tough climbs

Bathed in lip balm to protect him from the sun at 12,000 feet in elevation, a cyclist reaches the top of Independence Pass above Aspen during a recent ride. What’s being billed as the “Queen Stage” of the seven-day USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado in August will feature not only Independence Pass but Cottonwood Pass, which also tops 12,000 feet and connects Gunnison and Buena Vista.



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Bathed in lip balm to protect him from the sun at 12,000 feet in elevation, a cyclist reaches the top of Independence Pass above Aspen during a recent ride. What’s being billed as the “Queen Stage” of the seven-day USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado in August will feature not only Independence Pass but Cottonwood Pass, which also tops 12,000 feet and connects Gunnison and Buena Vista.

ASPEN — High above Aspen at 12,000-foot Independence Pass on a recent afternoon, Katherine Sand beamed a smile as sunny as the weather after pedaling up 4,000 feet from town only one…




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