Stage 5

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Stage Begins
August 23, 2013 at 1:05PM
Distance
10 Miles
Total Climb
1,694 ft
Estimated Finish
3:00-4:15p.m.
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...
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...
USA Pro Challenge Professional Cycling Race Introduces the Lifeblood 5K Run Benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
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When American Cyclists Took on the World
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.
Host City Highlight: Beaver Creek
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...
Hat Trick
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...

2014 Host Cities

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.

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Stage 5: Vail

August 23, 2013

The last time the USA Pro Challenge visited Vail, the Time Trial was decided by 58 hundredths of a second. Competition will be equally fierce this time around, but the names may change a bit. The course’s roots are in Colorado racing lore and trace back to the Coors Classic. Starting in Vail and climbing most of the way up Vail Pass, the route is no easy proposition, even for the best racers on earth. The gentle grades of the first half of the course give way to a steady climb for the last three miles. But it takes more than legs on this strategic course; go too hard early and the climb may kill your chances, but conserve too much for the climb and the leaderboard may be out of reach.

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Cycling 101

All-rounder

A racing cyclist who excels in both climbing and time trialing, and may also be a decent sprinter. In stage races, an all-rounder seeks a top-10 place in the General Classification. Eddy Merckx, Miguel Indurain and Lance Armstrong were notable all-rounders; Ivan Basso, Alejandro Valverde, Cadel Evans, Danilo Di Luca, and Alberto Contador are more contemporary examples.