From the Denver Post:
FORT COLLINS — After a predawn recon, Southern California cycling fans Tiberio and Suzanna Esparza anchored their camp chairs on the front row of the finish line of the USA Pro Challenge in Fort Collins.
"We've seen the Tour de France and the Tour of California. We know you have to get here early," said Tiberio, who scheduled a Colorado vacation around the northern Colorado stage of the 3-year-old race.
Saturday was Fort Collins' first dance with the Pro Challenge. The city joined Loveland, Windsor, Estes Park and Larimer County in hosting the penultimate stage of the 600-mile race across Colorado. The two-year effort to land a coveted stage in the race revealed a unique collaboration of diverse towns and regions.