USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado
When: From 08/19/2013 to 08/25/2013
The USA Pro Challenge, also known as America’s Race, is an annual multi-day professional road cycling stage race that first took place in Colorado in 2011. The race is marked especially by the incredible altitudes (over 12,000-feet), spectacular Colorado Rocky Mountain scenery and over one million annual fans onsite.
In 2012, the race took place from August 20-26 and was rated as an 2.HC event on the UCI America Tour. The race began in Durango and took riders and fans on a 683-mile journey around the state with the following stages:
- Stage 1: Durango to Telluride
- Stage 2: Montrose to Mt. Crested Butte
- Stage 3: Gunnison to Aspen
- Stage 4: Aspen to Beaver Creek/Vail
- Stage 5: Breckenridge to Colorado Springs
- Stage 6: Golden to Boulder
- Stage 7: Denver Individual Time Trial
Riders from sixteen international, professional teams took place in the race, challenging the course’s 42,000 feet of vertical climbing and technical descents. After Stage 7’s Time Trial, Americans swept the podium with Christian Vande Velde winning the race, Tejay Van Garderen finishing second and Levi Leipheimer finishing third.
Catch all the action when the USA Pro Cycling Challenge rolls through Beaver Creek August 19-25 with a stay in West Vail at Vail Cascade Resort.