USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2011

USA Pro Cycling Challenge brought pro cycling to Colorado, including Golden.  I headed out to take in the race and capture a few pictures.  You can see all of my pictures here.

This was my first time shooting a cycling race, and I learned a lot about what works and what doesn't. I'm already looking forward to next year's race.

For more pictures, see the official gallery.

Racers go past 'in neutral' as they approach the rolling start.

Racers climb Lookout Mountain as the helicopter looks on.

The Stage 6 start line, just past the 'Welcome to Golden' arch on Washington.

Racers head out of downtown Golden on 13th Street on their way past Coors to Denver.

The winner, Levi Leipheimer, races past in the Yellow jersey.

Team Skil passes the 'Historic Downtown Golden' archway.