Professional Cycling Race Lets Artistic Fans Get in on the Action with Facebook Contest Ending on May 2 DENVER (March 20, 2014) – The 2014 USA Pro Challenge will again host a nationwide contest inviting artists to create a national event poster for the fourth annual race that will be seen throughout the world. All types of artists – professional, amateur, aspiring – are encouraged to let their creativity flow and submit their designs via the USA Pro Challenge Facebook page beginning Friday, March 21. Entries will be accepted until Friday, April 18, fans can then vote on their favorite poster...

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     SIERRA NEVADA BREWING CO. HOPS ONBOARD AS FOUNDING PARTNER FOR 2014 USA PRO CHALLENGE One of America’s First Craft Breweries Returns to America’s Most Difficult Professional Cycling Race    Denver (March 5, 2014) – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., one of America’s premier craft breweries, is returning to the USA Pro Challenge as a founding partner for the 2014 professional cycling race. In a three-year agreement, Sierra Nevada will be the official beer partner of the world-class cycling race and will have a sizeable on-site presence in the finish festival beer...

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Final Stage of 2014 USA Pro Challenge will Take Riders Through Iconic Parts of Colorado from Boulder through Golden to Denver

Fans Helped Shape Stage 7 of America’s Most Difficult Professional Cycling Race Denver (Dec. 18, 2013) – The fans have spoken, and Stage 7 of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge professional cycling race will take riders from Boulder through Golden and over Lookout Mountain, finishing with three circuits around Downtown Denver. Just more than a month after the announcement of the first six stages and hearing the opinion of fans as to where Stage 7 should travel, the final day’s route has been determined. “The 2014 USA Pro Challenge is going to be the most exciting year yet,” said Rick Schaden, owner...

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Host Cities Announced for 2014 USA Pro Challenge

Fans Can Help Choose the Final Stage of America’s Most Difficult Cycling Race Denver (Nov. 4, 2014) – After receiving interest from cities throughout the state, race officials have unveiled eight of the host cities that will serve as starts and finishes for the 2014 USA Pro Challenge, Aug. 18-24, 2014. Several new additions will mark a pinnacle year for the professional cycling race, including the first-ever mountaintop finish during Stage 3 on Monarch Mountain. And with stages one through six in the books, organizers are looking to fans to provide feedback on four different options for the...

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DENVER, CO. (Oct. 9, 2013) – In partnership with Mile High United Way, the USA Pro Challenge professional cycling race is introducing a custom designed t-shirt that will help raise funds for the Colorado flood relief efforts. After devastating floods tore through the state last month repair efforts have kicked into high gear. Several areas that partnered with the world-class cycling competition during the 2012 and 2013 races, including both Larimer and Boulder Counties, had significant damage to roads. The shirt design represents the strong will of Coloradans to come together for each...

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American Tejay van Garderen of BMC Racing Team Named Champion of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge

Cannondale’s Peter Sagan Takes Fourth Stage Win of America’s Biggest Professional Cycling Race Denver (Aug. 25, 2013) – The 2013 USA Pro Challenge came to an exciting conclusion today, as 2013 Tour de France Sprint Champion Peter Sagan (SVK) of Cannondale Pro Cycling took the stage to the roaring cheers of fans lining the route in Downtown Denver (his fourth stage win of the race). And with an overall time of 22 hours 38 minutes and 48 seconds, Tejay van Garderen (USA) of BMC Racing Team took home the overall win. “I felt like this was a long time coming. I’ve been so close...

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Sprinter Peter Sagan Takes Home Third Stage Win of 2013 USA Pro Challenge in Fort Collins

BMC Racing Team’s Tejay van Garderen Remains in Smashburger Leader Jersey Heading into Final Day of Racing   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 Challengestage 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 several breakaways, but ultimately it came down to the final moments where...

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Tejay van Garderen of BMC Racing Team Wins Stage 5 of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge and Maintains Overall Lead

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 record from 2011 when the race used the same course (25'47"08), van Garderen put up an impressive time of 25'01"94. The “race of truth” was won in the final moments though, as he put four seconds on the...

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American Tejay van Garderen of BMC Racing Team Takes Overall Lead in the 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, Columbian climber Janier Alexis Acevedo of Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home powered up the road to Beaver Creek to take the stage win. Following just behind was Tejay van Garderen (USA) of BMC Racing Team who will now wear yellow heading into the Individual...

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Cannondale Pro Cycling’s Peter Sagan Wins Stage 3 of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge

Lachlan David Morton of Team Garmin-Sharp Holds on to Leader Jersey Steamboat Springs, CO (Aug. 21, 2013) – Stage 3 of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge took the riders on a 105.9-mile route from one iconic ski town to another – Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs. Highlighted by a solo breakaway from veteran rider Jens Voigt (GER) of RadioShack Leopard Trek, the stage came down to an all-out spring to the finish, where 2013 Tour de France Sprint Jersey Winner Peter Sagan took his second stage win of the race. Lachlan David Morton (AUS) of Team Garmin-Sharp crossed the line with the...

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As the weather improves and rides get longer, it won’t be uncommon for even the casual enthusiast to take part in a three or four hour ride. But don’t let the sunshine, that new jersey or the general...
USA Pro Cycling Challenge | Tank Up Right | 05/31/2012
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USA Pro Cycling Challenge | In the Seat - Wiggins Does the Double | 05/31/2012
Hang around a group of experienced cyclists discussing the USA Pro Challenge, and sooner or later—probably sooner—they’ll bring up the Coors Classic.
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In partnership with Citizen Pictures, the USA Pro Challenge has produced a series of webisodes that feature professional riders Levi Leipheimer and Tom Danielson. has agreed to feature...
USA Pro Cycling Challenge | Top Story - Pro Challenge Spotlight | 05/05/2012
Mark your calendar for August 25th when the world’s best cyclists go to battle on Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder, Colorado. The pros in the USA Pro Cycling Challenge will climb this 3-mile ascent at br...
USA Pro Cycling Challenge | How do the Pros Compare to You and I | 05/05/2012
And what a rough and tough business I have chosen as a career. As most of the cycling world was able to see a couple of days ago, people really will go to any and all extremes to beat someone to the...
USA Pro Cycling Challenge | Step 4: Don’t take it personally, it’s only business. | 05/05/2012
Serious contenders for this year's Amgen Tour of California overall, including 2011 winner Chris Horner, long suspected that the race would come down to the time trial in Bakersfield and the cli...
USA Pro Cycling Challenge | Hat Trick | 05/05/2012
Beaver Creek is set to host the Stage 4 mountain finish of the USA Pro Challenge Aug. 23. The intimate village setting nestled at the foot of the mountain’s formidable slopes combines a grand backdrop...
USA Pro Cycling Challenge | Host City Highlight: Beaver Creek | 05/05/2012
Extending the pro cycling experience to the Empire State, the USA Pro Challenge is teaming up with the second-annual Gran Fondo New York to create the KOM (King of the Mountain) Challenge.




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