Tacks strewn along Pro Cycling route

Anti-cycling tension rises in Colorado

Aug 17, 2011
Outside Magazine

Police in Colorado believe that glass, tacks, and box cutters found along roads outside Denver are the work of anti-cycling saboteurs, part of an escalating dispute between riders and local drivers just days before two major races will pass through the area. The Jefferson County Sherrif's department has found sharp debris on as many as six occasions along Lookout Mountain Road, a route popular with cyclists. Both the 100-mile Deer Creek Challenge, which begins Sunday, and the five-day USA Pro Cycling Challenge, which starts Monday, will cover ground on Lookout Mountain. Tour de France top three Cadel Evans and brothers Frank and Andy Shleck are scheduled to ride the Pro Challenge. Race officials plan to check and sweep the course before both events. Last year's Deer Creek Challenge was disrupted when somebody left tacks on a different section of the course, causing several flats but no serious injuries.

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