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Boulder won't host 2013 Pro Challenge

7:03 AM, Nov 3, 2012   |    comments
BOULDER, CO - Joe Dombrowski (R) during the climb of Flagstaff Mountain in stage six of the USA Pro Challenge from Golden to Boulder on August 25, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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The Daily Camera reports Andrew Shoemaker of the city's local organizing committee for the race said Friday that the committee will focus instead on bidding for a leg in 2014.

The city hosted part of this year's race, which passes through selected Colorado cities.

Analysts say the economic impact on Boulder was much less than the $8 million that the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau had predicted because many spectators were local residents.

Members of the Boulder City Council say they still believe this year's race was a success.

The event has drawn criticism from some residents in Boulder who are concerned about impacts on open space and recreation areas.

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