Stage 5

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Stage Begins
Aug 22nd 11:20 AM MT
Distance
104 Miles
Total Climb
Estimated Finish
3:10 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 5: Woodland Park to Breckenridge – Friday, Aug. 22

The 2014 USA Pro Challenge does not let up and Stage 5 is no exception. This stage’s serene first 80 miles hide a vicious finish and a last chance for climbing specialists to really make a move. Starting in the new host community of Woodland Park, Stage 5 heads west then north through some of the most picturesque terrain in Colorado. A quiet run through the Pike National Forest on Tarryall Rd., which was unpaved until just last year, and the riders will christen it properly with high speeds and lots of breakaway attempts. The action really starts when the race hits Fairplay and begins the long grind up 11,500 ft. Hoosier Pass, the highest point in the race. Then it is on to Breckenridge, where last year’s challenging finish up Moonstone Rd. will be repeated again. This nasty little climb can kill a break or launch a winner. 

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