Sixteen World-Class Professional Cycling Teams Confirmed to Participate in 2014 USA Pro Challenge

Denver (July 21, 2014) – Taking place August 18-24, 2014, the 2014 USA Pro Challenge will feature 16 of the world’s top professional cycling teams. Led by UCI ProTeams BMC Racing Team, Cannondale Pro Cycling, Team Garmin-Sharp, Tinkoff-Saxo and Trek Factory Racing, the race will include some of the top talent in the sport. Taking riders on a heart-pounding journey through the Colorado Rockies, the seven-day stage race will travel 550 miles from Aspen to Denver, making stops in cities known for their cycling culture and history such as Vail and Boulder. “We consistently get such an...

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Volunteer Opportunities Give Fans the Chance to Get Involved with the USA Pro Challenge Professional Cycling Race August 18-24

DENVER (June 10, 2014) – The USA Pro Challenge is seeking volunteers for the professional cycling race, which will travel through some of Colorado’s most scenic regions August 18-24. Cycling fans and enthusiasts are encouraged to participate in this momentous event by signing up for volunteer positions along the 550-mile course in Aspen, Snowmass, Crested Butte, Gunnison, Monarch Mountain, Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Breckenridge, Vail, Boulder and Denver. Last year, the third-annual race featured approximately 3500 volunteers in communities throughout the state, helping to craft a...

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USA Pro Challenge Professional Cycling Race Introduces the Lifeblood 5K Run Benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Denver (May 21, 2014) – Fans will have a new way to become a part of the USA Pro Challenge this year, as the professional cycling stage race continues to grow with the introduction of the Lifeblood 5K benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Scheduled on the final day of the USA Pro Challenge, and utilizing part of the race course, the 5K will hit the streets of Downtown Denver on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. “We had the opportunity to create an event with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society that will really make a difference in our community,” said Shawn Hunter, CEO of the USA Pro...

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Pro Challenge Experience presented by UnitedHealthcare Gives Fans the Opportunity to Get in on the Excitement of the Race like Never Before

Pro Challenge Experience presented by UnitedHealthcare Gives Fans the Opportunity to Get in on the Excitement of the Race like Never Before Professional Cycling Race Brings Back Mass-Participation Ride in Days Leading Up to World-Class Event Denver (May 8, 2014) – After seeing huge success in its first year, the Pro Challenge Experience presented by UnitedHealthcare, a mass participation bike ride taking place in Fort Collins, Colo., will return Sunday, Aug. 10, just eight days before the start of the USA Pro Challenge professional race. Open to all ages, the event gives recreational...

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough for the 2014 USA Pro Challenge

Denver (May 6, 2014) – The 2014 USA Pro Challenge professional cycling stage race, taking place Aug. 18-24 in Colorado, will feature an exhilarating new route that will include the race’s first-ever mountaintop finish on storied Monarch Mountain. Taking riders to unprecedented elevations, higher than any of the Grand Tours (Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España), the race will be a heart-pounding journey through the breathtaking Colorado Rockies. “We’ve set out to create the greatest professional cycling event in the U.S. with the USA Pro Challenge,” said Rick Schaden, owner of...

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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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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
Bradley Wiggins, Team Sky’s great hope for the Grand Tours of the 2012 season, has shown the cycling world over the past week that he might have the form to stand on the podium in this year’s Tour de...
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.
USA Pro Cycling Challenge | When American Cyclists Took on the World | 05/18/2012
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
How You Can Celebrate National Bike Month As many of you already know, May is National Bike Month. With longer, milder days, May is a perfect time to recognize bicycling for the multitude of benefits...
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
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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