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05/10/2013 02:48 pm ET Updated Jul 10, 2013

Best Road Cycling Trips In Colorado

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Nearly every cyclist living in or around Colorado Springs, including international pros and riders training at the U.S. Olympic Complex, uses this climb to test his or her fitness level. Anything under 20 minutes qualifies a rider as a "competitive amateur racer," according to Chris Carmichael, a Springs resident and former U.S. Olympic cycling coach.

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