After a long absence, women's professional cycling returned to Idaho with a flourish during 2012's Exergy Tour. Some of the best cyclists in the world came for the multi-stage race through Southern and Central Idaho, and eager fans lined the route at every stop. The event was such a success that it seemed a foregone conclusion that we'd see it again in 2013. But unlike the racers, that idea fell flat when the title sponsor ran into financial troubles. While the alternative energy company still sponsors its women's team, it dumped its men's racing team, as well as the race. Bike racing fans across the area are still hopeful that the competition might be resurrected but, for now, they're spinning their wheels.
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