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  • Some motorcyclists don't think Hill Climb officials are doing enough for safety

    Some Pikes Peak Hill Climb motorcyclists are frustrated. But more than that, they're scared. After middleweight class rider Carl Sorensen passed away when he fell off the course in a practice run Thursday morning, several motorcyclists vented their concerns about the course's safety and the completeness of the race's management. It was the...

  • Rhys Millen doesn't get wanted time, but has first electric win in racing history at Broadmoor Pikes Peak Hill Climb

    Rhys Millen drove into history, but not as emphatically as he wanted. The New Zealander took an electric car to an overall title at The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which marked the first time not only in this 99-year-old race but any major event globally that an electric car bettered a field that included traditional...

  • Conditions alter course at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

    Vahsholtz relies on instincts in record run Woodland Park driver Codie Vahsholtz had his ride to a record perfectly planned out Sunday at The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. That plan went out the window as soon as he realized just how slick Pikes Peak Highway was. "I have a bunch of braking markers that I picked out on the...

  • Arenado keeps up hitting streak for Rockies in 6-3 loss to Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO — Is Nolan Arenado an All-Star? "I don't think there is any debate," Colorado manager Walt Weiss said. "He needs to be in that game." Arenado continues to wear down major league pitchers, even getting to Giants ace and World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner for a first-inning home run. He added another homer against former...

  • Qatar sheikh reaches Pikes Peak summit in 11:37, says he'll be back

    Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Thani offered a simple explanation as to why he took on the risk of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. “I just love racing,” the Qatar prince said. The sheikh clocked a time of 11 minutes, 37 seconds in his Porsche 918 that sported Qatar plates in his first full run at America’s mountain just five...

  • Ramsey blog: It's Monster Tajima's birthday

    Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima celebrated his 65th birthday Sunday on Pikes Peak. “I’m still very young,” Tajima said. “I will do this race until I die. I must do this race. And this is most important. I want to keep my mind and that means every day, every minute, you must improve.” Tajima was the first driver to break 10-minute barrier in The...

  • Live updates: 2015 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

    Here's a look at the 2015 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb schedule:   Sunday, June 28 Hill Climb race day • 3 a.m.: Gateway opens to the public. All spectators must use the uphill lane and enter through any of the three gates available. No two-way uphill traffic at any point for anyone. • 3–10 a.m.: Ticket sales at...

  • Basic training a learning experience for new Air Force assistant

    The start of basic training wasn’t an eye-opening experience simply for the future Air Force officers beginning their journey as cadets, it was also new for a Falcons football assistant who had never experienced it. New wide receivers coach Derek Lewis, a Texas graduate and most recently the tight ends coach at Florida, understood what to...

  • U.S. Cup Pulpit Rock course changes suit mountain bikers, particularly the winners

    A man stood confused midway up the path to Pulpit Rock. The spectator at the final event of the USA Cycling U.S. Cup, a five-race series that finishes this weekend in Colorado Springs, wasn't sure what the mountain bikers were doing. Though they moved quickly around a corner, the man didn't know if the men's pro race had started. Why the...

  • Fighting lawyer Stalacia Leggett qualifies for Olympic boxing trials

    A year ago Stalacia Leggett was studying to take the California state bar exam. On Saturday night, Leggett became a U.S. boxing Olympic trials qualifier. Leggett joined Colorado Springs residents Alex Love and Naomi Graham in winning third-place bouts at the USA Boxing Olympic trials qualifiers at the City Auditorium to earn the final three...

  • Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb could be the stage for a global first in racing

    A first in the world of racing - and transportation in general - could happen atop Pikes Peak on Sunday. No, Rhys Millen isn't on the threshold of joining pioneering figures in transportation like Robert Fulton, the Wright Brothers or Chuck Yeager, but if he can take his electric car to the summit faster than those powered by traditional...

  • Romanian Andrei Mitrasca drives right from New York to Hill Climb

    The man seemed more urban legend than racer. Pikes Peak International Hill Climb competitor Dan Aweida told a small group Thursday morning there was this racer who drove the car he's competing in for - get this - almost two days straight from New York. Then, the seemingly crazy mystery man appeared. Andrei Mitrasca made his way downhill...

  • Sky Sox ride Burgos' outing, relievers to shutout win

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Sky Sox offense provided just enough in support of a brilliant Hiram Burgos as Colorado Springs kept Memphis off the scoreboard in a 2-0 victory over the Redbirds on Saturday night. Burgos (1-0, 1.64) would pitch seven shutout frames against a lineup that scored nine runs the night before, allowing a mere two hits and...

  • Klee: Hall of Famer Larry Brown: Emmanuel Mudiay 'perfect' for Denver Nuggets

    DENVER - He played for the Denver Rockets of the ABA and coached the Nuggets into the NBA. He lived in Boulder a few years ago and cites locals Bill Ficke, Tad Boyle, Larry Eustachy and Chauncey Billups among his inner circle. You know his story. Larry Brown is a New Yorker blessed with Colorado blood. And with point guard Emmanuel Mudiay -...

  • Bruins select Colorado Springs native Brandon Carlo in NHL draft

    Every boys' hockey player dreams of getting drafted by an NHL team, playing in his first game and raising the Stanley Cup over his head. Check one off that list for Colorado Springs defenseman Brandon Carlo, who was chosen with the seventh pick of the second round (37th overall) of the NHL draft by the Boston Bruins on Saturday morning. The...

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