Stage 3

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Stage Begins
Wed Aug 20th 11:25 AM
Distance
96 Miles
Total Climb
Estimated Finish
3:50 PM MT
Tejay van Garderen Crowned Champion of USA Pro Challenge for Second Consecutive Year
Team Garmin-Sharp’s Alex Howes Sprints across the Line to Take the Final Stage of America’s Biggest Race Denver (Aug. 24, 2014) – The final stage of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge, which played out in...
BMC Racing Team’s Tejay van Garderen Sets New Course Record and Wins USA Pro Challenge Individual Time Trial
Rainy Day Can’t Stop Best Cyclists and Fans in the World Vail, Colo. (Aug. 23, 2014) – In the race of truth, Tejay van Garderen (USA) of BMC Racing Team emerged victorious, finishing...
Trek Factory Racing’s Laurent Didier Sprints to the Stage 5 Finish in Breckenridge
Tejay van Garderen of BMC Racing Team Holds onto Lead Heading into Individual Time Trial Breckenridge, Colo. (Aug. 22, 2014) – Stage 5 of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge took the riders on...
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...

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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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