Colorado bike czar is working on USA Pro Challenge replacement

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A photo of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge. (Kimon Berlin/Flickr/CC 2.0)

A photo of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge. (Kimon Berlin/Flickr/CC 2.0)

Well that didn’t take long, did it?

Ken Gart, Colorado’s bike czar, is working on a new professional race for the state to replace the now-defunct USA Pro Challenge, reports Velonews.

This time around, there will be a group of owners, rather than a father-son pair. Maybe they’ll lose $20 million dollars like the last two owners did, but they’ll do it together, dammit.

One other difference is that this will be an event, not just a race, organizers told the Denver Post. That could mean that recreational cyclists will get in on the action.

For now, details are still being worked out.