Van Garderen Wins, As Voigt Says Farewell At USA Pro Challenge

WASHINGTON, Aug 25, 2014 (AFP) - American Tejay Van Garderen completed his victory in the USA Pro Challenge Cycling race Sunday while Alex Howes won the last stage and German star Jens Voigt ended his career. Howes edged fellow American Kiel Reijnen by a wheel width at the finish line to claim the seventh stage, a 78-mile (125km) trek from Boulder to Denver, in 2hrs, 45mins 20secs. … [Read more...]

Tejay Van Garderen Wins 2014 USA Pro Challenge

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Vail, Colo. (Aug. 23, 2014) – In the race of truth, Tejay van Garderen (USA) of BMC Racing Team emerged victorious, finishing in 24 minutes and 26 seconds, winning the stage and shattering his previous course record of 25 minutes and two seconds. After the 2014 USA Pro Challenge Stage 6 individual time trial, van Garderen extended his overall lead to one minute and 32 seconds heading into the … [Read more...]

Laurent Didier Wins, Van Garderen Keeps Lead

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WASHINGTON, Aug 23, 2014 (AFP) - Luxembourg's Laurent Didier won Friday's fifth stage of the USA Pro Challenge cycling race, while American Tejay Van Garderen finished ninth to maintain his 20-second overall lead. Trek racer Didier captured the 167.6-kilometer (104.14-mile) stage from Woodland Park to Breckenridge in three hours, 50 minutes and 38 seconds with Colombian Janier Alexis … [Read more...]

Elia Viviani Sprints To Take Stage 4 of the USA Pro Challenge

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Colorado Springs, Colo. (Aug. 21, 2014) – In a circuit race through Colorado Springs that included everything from flat sprints through the city streets to challenging climbs in picturesque Garden of the Gods, Elia Viviani (ITA) of Cannondale Pro Cycling emerged victorious in Stage 4 of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge after catching Jens Voigt (GER) of Trek Factory Racing following a solo breakaway. … [Read more...]

Tejay van Garderen Proves He’s King At USA Pro Challenge

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Fans Lined the Mountain Roads to Cheer van Garderen to Victory Under Sunny Colorado Skies Monarch Mountain, Colo. (Aug. 20, 2014) – In a race fit for royals, Tejay van Garderen (USA) of BMC Racing Team proved he is King of the Mountains during the Queen Stage of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge on Monarch Mountain, in the race’s first-ever mountaintop finish. Taking the stage win and the overall … [Read more...]

Alex Howes Takes Overall Lead in USA Pro Challenge

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Robin Carpenter of Hincapie Sportswear Development Team Conquers Challenging Day of Racing for the Stage Win Crested Butte, Colo. (Aug. 19, 2014) – Stage 2 of 2014 USA Pro Challenge brought the riders several challenges including high-altitude climbs, dirt roads and stormy weather, but nothing could stop them as they battled it out to the finish in Mt. Crested Butte, where Robin Carpenter … [Read more...]

Kiel Reijnen Takes Stage 1 Of The USA Pro Challenge

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Crowds of Cheering Fans Lined the Streets of Downtown Aspen to Greet the Best Riders in the World Aspen, Colo. (Aug. 18, 2014) – Set against the beautiful backdrop of Aspen and Snowmass, the 2014 USA Pro Challenge got off to an exciting start with a circuit race of three 22-miles laps that included 2,300 ft. of climbing per lap, creating an aggressive day of racing. Colorado Resident Kiel … [Read more...]

Sixteen Teams To Participate in 2014 USA Pro Challenge

UCI ProTeams BMC Racing Team, Cannondale Pro Cycling, Team Garmin-Sharp, Tinkoff-Saxo and Trek Factory Racing to Take on the Colorado Rockies in August Denver (July 21, 2014) – Taking place August 18-24, 2014, the 2014 USA Pro Challenge will feature 16 of the world’s top professional cycling teams. Led by UCI ProTeams BMC Racing Team, Cannondale Pro Cycling, Team Garmin-Sharp, … [Read more...]

Route Announced For The 2014 USA Pro Challenge

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough for the 2014 USA Pro Challenge Route Announced for American Cycling’s Most Difficult Professional Race Featuring Lung-Searing Altitudes and First-Ever Mountaintop Finish Denver (May 6, 2014) – The 2014 USA Pro Challenge professional cycling stage race, taking place Aug. 18-24 in Colorado, will feature an exhilarating new route that will include the … [Read more...]

2013 USA Pro Challenge Ends In Sprinter Dual

Fort Collins, CO (Aug. 24, 2013) – After sprinting across the line to take the win in both Aspen and Steamboat Springs earlier in the week, Peter Sagan (SVK) of Cannondale Pro Cycling added a third USA Pro Challenge stage victory to his list after crossing the line first to the cheers of excited fans in Fort Collins. The 115.2-mile stage through Northern Colorado included a Category 2 climb and … [Read more...]