USA Pro Cycling Challenge

USA Pro Cycling Challenge


Thu, 2013-08-22 09:00 - Fri, 2013-08-23 09:00

Breathtaking altitudes, treacherous climbs and the world’s best riders.
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.
The 2013 USA Pro Challenge will take place August 19-25.  This year's route has two stages in the Vail Valley: Stage 4 Staemboat to Beaver Creek on August 22, and Stage 5, Vail Time Trial, on August 23.  

Stage 1: Aspen/Snowmass (Circuit)
Stage 2: Aspen - Breckenridge
Stage 3: Breckenridge - Steamboat Springs
Stage 4: Streamboat Springs - Beaver Creek
Stage 5: Vail (Time Trial)
Stage 6: Loveland - Fort Collins
Stage 7: Denver (Circuit)

In 2012, 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.