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...]

Stage 5 Of The 2013 USA Pro Challenge Was All Uphill

Crowds Pack the Start Line in Vail Village and the Finish on Vail Pass to Cheer on the Pros Vail, CO (Aug. 23, 2013) – In an uphill battle to the finish, Stage 5 of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge, the Individual Time Trial, saw BMC Racing Team rider Tejay van Garderen (USA) cross the line first, taking home the stage win and solidifying his hold on the Smashburger Leader Jersey. Destroying the … [Read more...]

Tejay van Garderen of BMC Racing Team Takes Lead At USA Pro Challenge

2013 USA Pro Challenge Heading into the Individual Time Trial Tomorrow Climber Janier Acevedo of Jamis-Hagens Berman Wins Stage Under Challenging Conditions Beaver Creek, CO (Aug. 22, 2013) – The Queen Stage of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge presented the riders with a challenging day, starting in Beaver Creek, that included five climbs and ended in a downpour of rain. In a show of strength, … [Read more...]

2013 USA Pro Challenge Stage 2 Hits The Mountains

Breckenridge, CO (Aug. 20, 2013) – Stage 2 of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge professional cycling race took riders to extraordinary heights on the route from Aspen to Breckenridge. At 126.1 miles, the stage, which was punctuated by three Nissan King of the Mountains (KOM) competitions and two Clif Bar sprint lines, tested the riders’ strength and endurance in the mountains of Colorado. An … [Read more...]

Stage 1 of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge Sprints Into Aspen

Enthusiastic Crowds Come Out in Droves for Third Annual Professional Cycling Race Aspen, CO (Aug. 19, 2013) – The 2013 USA Pro Challenge started off with a bang as 128 riders, hailing from 31 countries, rolled out of Aspen to embark on a circuit race that would prove to pack a punch. After three 22-mile laps, with 3,080 ft. of climbing per lap, Peter Sagan (SVK) of Cannondale Pro Cycling … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Confirmed to Compete in 2013 USA Pro Challenge

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World’s Top Professional Cyclists Prepare to Tackle the Colorado Rockies in America’s Toughest Professional Cycling Race Denver (Aug. 7, 2013) – Marking one of the best fields ever assembled on American soil for a professional cycling race, the provisionary team rosters* for the 2013 USA Pro Challenge have been confirmed and are headlined by the No. 1 and 2 riders in the world – 2013 … [Read more...]

2013 USA Pro Challenge Route Features American Professional Cycling’s Highest Elevation

American Cycling’s Most Difficult Race Returns to Test the Pros with Altitude and Challenging Terrain DENVER (April 25, 2013) – The route for the 2013 USA Pro Challenge professional cycling stage race, taking place Aug. 19-25 in Colorado, will take riders on a heart-pounding journey through the breathtaking Colorado Rockies. The largest spectator event in the history of the state, the USA … [Read more...]

USA Pro Challenge Welcomes 2013 Host Cities

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The nation’s most challenging cycling race will call eight Colorado cities home in 2013 when it starts in Aspen on August 19 and ends in Denver on August 25, 2013. After drawing more then 1 million fans in each of the first two years and generating nearly $200 million in cumulative economic impact for the State of Colorado, the Pro Challenge will make its debut in Fort Collins and Loveland in … [Read more...]

USA Pro Challenge, Stage 4: Van Garderen Back In The Lead

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Tejay van Garderen of the BMC Racing Team regained the overall lead Thursday at the USA Pro Challenge on the strength of his third-place finish in the 156.5-kilometer race that finished with a climb to Beaver Creek. Looking For Seconds Van Garderen crossed the finish line three places ahead of previous race leader Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Sharp), who finished in the same time – 2:58 … [Read more...]

Big heart, Big Win For Jens Voigt

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Participation in a break turned into an impressive solo stage win for RADIOSHACK NISSAN TREK’s Jens Voigt in the USA Pro Challenge as he attacked on the climb of 3686m/12095ft Independence Pass to stay away for more than 146km/90mi to arrive in Beaver Creek with almost three minutes to the next finishers. The effort by 40-year old Voigt was his first big win since stage 4 in the 2010 Volta a … [Read more...]