The first stage of the seven-day race will start in Durango on Aug. 20 and end in Telluride. The next stage will start in either Ouray or Montrose and will end in Mt. Crested Butte.
(Denver television station 9News reported that the race's second stage will begin in Montrose, and did not mention Ouray.)
The report in the Post is unofficial and cites “several sources, speaking on condition of anonymity.” Race organizers will make an official announcement on Tuesday.
The Pro Cycling Tour will be in only its second year in Colorado. Last year it was estimated to generate over $80 million in economic impact.
The good news could extend to the summer of 2013. According to the Post, at least six of this year’s dozen host cities will again host stages next year.