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Stage 7: Denver (Sunday, August 25)

Distance: 72.4 miles

Stage 7 has racers fighting for position on the streets of Denver. The circuit curls through LoDo, City Park, Uptown, and Civic Center Park and melds the 2011 and 2012 Denver stage courses for a new, faster route.

Start: 12:55 p.m.

Where to Watch: 17th Street between Colfax Avenue and York Street.

Fuel Up: Grab a Parisian or Chevrelet sandwich from Marczyk Fine Foods and sit curbside.

Don’t Miss: Champion crowing in Civic Center Park.

Stay: Enjoy the urban splendor of downtown Denver at The Curtis Hotel.

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