Stage 3

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Strategy
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Stage Begins
Wed Aug 20th 11:25 AM
Distance
96 Miles
Total Climb
Estimated Finish
TBD
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
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...
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 3: Gunnison to Monarch Mountain – Wednesday, Aug. 20

During Stage 3 of the 2014 race, riders will not only have to contend with a mountaintop finish, they also will have to pass over it first, giving spectators a chance to see the race multiple times from the same vantage point. Stage 3 starts in Gunnison and heads east for 35 miles before tackling the 11,300 ft. monster that is Monarch Pass. The riders will then descend the eastern slope of the pass and do two 9-mile loops through Salida and the surrounding countryside. Then it’s game time as they tackle nearly 20 miles of climbing to a finish at 10,800 ft.-Monarch Mountain Ski Area. 

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Cycling 101

Climber

A rider who specializes in riding uphill quickly, usually due to having a high power-to-weight ratio.