Editor’s Note: Earlier this year VeloNews tech editor Nick Legan rode with the Rapha Continental team to scout the stages of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado. VeloNews and Rapha partnered to produce videos about the stages. Earlier this week we posted the first video and Nick’s article about the ride. Today we are sharing the video about stage 1, from Salida to Crested Butte. Watch for the rest of the videos to be posted over the next week and a half.

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