USA Pro Challenge 2013

FAQ USA Pro Challenge 2013

America’s Race takes place August 19th to August 25th 2013.  Cyclists will compete for a grueling seven consecutive days riding through 8 host cities.  The race spans from Aspen in the heart of the Rocky Mountains to downtown Denver, the capital of Colorado.  The USA Pro Challenge 2013 is a seven stage cycling race in it’s third year.  Check out the race, it is not everyday you see a guy on a bike going 40 mph.

Cycling photo for my usa pro challenge 2013 blog postSee the world’s top athletes compete while riding the majestic Rocky Mountains.  Over one million spectators fueled this event in 2012.  It is easily one of the largest cycling events in the world.  The course is just shy of 600 miles and includes a time trial over Vail Pass where riders will gain 1,700 feet in elevation.

Contact Information USA Pro Challenge 2013:;  Mailing Address:  1515 Arapahoe St., Tower 1, 10th Floor  Denver, CO 80202; Phone:  1-888-223-3351; website.

USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stages:

  1. Stage 1: Aspen Circuit Race – Monday, August 19, 2013.  Starting elevation is 7,900 feet above sea level. Racers will complete three laps on a short though tough circuit. Each lap includes over three thousand feet of climbing.
  2. Stage 2: Aspen to Breckenridge – Tuesday, August 20, 2013.  Riders will battle to ascend 12,000 foot Independence Pass.  Before crossing the finish line, there is one last climb, a 15% grade up Moonstone Road.
  3. Stage 3: Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs – Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Climbers versus Sprinters.  The cyclists battle over Rabbit Ears Pass then sprint for Downtown Steamboat Springs.
  4. Stage 4: Queen Stage – Thursday, August 22, 2013; Steamboat Springs to Beaver Creek. Key feature is the relentless grade – up to 18% – of Bachelor Gulch.  Stage completes in Beaver Creek Village.
  5. Stage 5: Vail Individual Time Trial – Friday, August 23, 2013.  This stage was held in Denver in 2012. Riders climb Vail Pass.  The USA Pro Challenge time trial is a fast bit of racing. In 2012, the winner edged out the second place finisher by 58 hundredths of a second.
  6. Stage 6: Loveland to Ft. Collins – Saturday, August 24th, 2013.  Today could be all about sprinters and their teams setting them up for strong finishes.
  7.  Stage 7: Denver Circuit Race — Sunday August 25, 2013.  Lodo, Civic Center, City Park and all spots between.  Sprinters racing all over Denver. Should be a great day to see cycling.

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