Poster out for local stage of Pro Cycling Challenge

       The USA Pro Cycling Challenge has unveiled its “national commemorative poster” for the Colorado Springs finish portion of Stage 5 in its second annual seven-day, seven-stage Colorado race this August.

Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods are backdrops in James Billiter's poster for Stage 5 of the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge.
Courtesy of USA Pro Cycling Challenge

       After a contest in which multiple entries were considered, a poster drawn by James Billiter was chosen. He's from Ohio, with family in Colorado Springs, a press release states.
       The design shows racers against a mountainous backdrop that includes Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods.
       Local judges included Mayor Steve Bach, Chris Carmichael of Carmichael Training Systems and Steve McCauley of USA Cycling, the release states.
       The Challenge attracted some of the world's top bike racers last August, when the Springs had Stage 1. This year, Stage 5 will be from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs Aug. 24.
       The finish will be downtown, with racers just before that passing through the Garden, then along 30th Street and West Colorado Avenue.
       “The poster will be produced and sold to race fans both online and onsite during the race August 20-26,” the release states.

Westside Pioneer/press release