Pro cyclist Heather Fischer trains near Boulder for the Colorado Classic, which runs for four days starting Aug. 22. The race is the only women's standalone professional road race in the Western hemisphere. The stage race starts in Steamboat Springs and moves on to Avon, Golden and Denver. (John Leyba, Special to The Colorado Sun)

As the women-only Colorado Classic kicks off, two star riders show how hard it is to survive in the pro peloton

The Colorado Classic, which begins Thursday, will feature 96 of the world’s top women cyclists -- including former CU teammates -- bent on establishing a sustainable model for pro racing in the U.S.

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Cities, including Denver, fear George Floyd protests may fuel new wave of coronavirus outbreaks

In Denver, Mayor Michael Hancock has asked anyone who attended four days and nights of demonstrations in the city to get tested over the next weekend

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Police arrest 83 for curfew violations; Denver mayor calls after-dark mayhem “reckless, inexcusable and unacceptable”

Mayor Michael Hancock, who put curfew in place on Saturday, said daytime demonstrations were effective expressions of outrage over death of George Floyd at hands of police.

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Unsheltered and expecting: A southwest Colorado couple could lose their children if they don’t find housing

Living at Purple Cliffs near Durango has kept them safe from coronavirus, but without running water, the county-sanctioned encampment isn't shelter enough to satisfy agencies charged with protecting children.