The Host Cities are Set! The fans have spoken, and Stage 7 of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge will take riders from Boulder through Golden and over Lookout Mountain, finishing with three circuits around Downtown Denver.
While much of the Stage 2 course has been used in previous years, 2013 will mix things up by taking the riders in different directions, creating a unique new stage. The familiar battleground of Independence Pass will be anything but easy as riders ascend the 12,000 ft. climb, the highest point reached in any professional cycling race. Then they’ll continue on through some familiar spots as the race zooms through Buena Vista, Fairplay and Alma, before tackling Hoosier Pass from the south this year. But it’s not over until it’s over, so before crossing the line the riders will have to conquer the nasty 15 percent grade of Moonstone Rd. in the heart of Breckenridge, before bombing down Boreas Pass to the waiting crowd.
View in-depth analysis including power, heart rate, speed, and elevation gain by rider and find out just how tough the climbs and stages were.