3 Cyclists Rushed To Hospital After Crash During Pro Cycling Challenge

GUNNISON, Colo. (CBS4)- Three cyclists were rushed to the hospital after a crash of the Pro Cycling Challenge. They were rushed to the hospital in Gunnison.

It happened just after noon in Gunnison County, along the first part of Wednesday’s stage of the bike race. Today’s stage is said to be the most physically demanding, going up and over both Cottonwood and Independence Passes on the way to Aspen, both are more than 12,000 feet.

Race officials are estimating the race may draw more than 1 million spectators over the course of seven days. The race began on Aug. 22 and concludes Sunday in Denver with 70.9-mile Golden to Denver road race.

The race will cover more than 500 miles of Colorado terrain, including Aspen, Avon, Breckenridge, Colorado Springs, Denver, Gunnison, Salida and Steamboat Springs.

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  1. romulus says:

    The race began on Aug. 22 and concludes Sunday in Denver with 70.9-mile Golden to Denver road race.

    I do not understand this sentence. The race began on August 22nd and will conclude on Sunday in Denver..I understand that but what is a 70.9-mile Golden to Denver road race? Are they racing back and forth from Golden to Denver?

    1. Jennie says:

      It is a 500 mile race that is cycled in 6 stages. Stage 6 begins in Golden, loops North through jeffco open space, loops back to Golden and South, and finally finishing in Denver, you can view the map here http://www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com/stages/stage-6

  2. Thomas Maddox says:

    Daniele Callegarin (Team Type 1) left the race after hitting a cattle guard. He suffered two broken hands and maxillofacial trauma. Evac’d to Gunnison and then airlifted to Denver.

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