From the Daily Camera:
LONGMONT -- And they're off.
The Longmont City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday to try for a stage in the third USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a bicycle race that drew more than 1 million spectators to Colorado last summer. Race organizers estimate that the event had an $83.5 million economic impact on the state.
About 35 cities are applying to be part of the race, between 10 and 14 will be chosen. Last year's race put the end of one stage in Boulder; that city estimated an economic impact of $1.2 million, including sales tax revenues of $48,133.
Boulder recently announced it would not try for another Pro Cycling Challenge stage in 2013. Members of its organizing committee have offered to help Longmont with its own preparations.