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Boulder worried about cycling race bypass

BOULDER – Officials in Boulder are worried that a major international cycling race will bypass the city next year.

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge has drawn criticism from some residents, who are concerned about the impact the race has on open space and recreation areas.

Analysts say the economic impact was much less than the $8 million that the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau had predicted this year because many spectators were local residents. Members of the Boulder City Council say they still believe this year’s race was a success.

According to the Boulder Daily Camera, race officials want to alternate the race course every year to keep it competitive. The race in August traveled through a dozen cities in Colorado, starting in Durango and ending in Denver.