Stage 5

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Stage Begins
Fri Aug 22nd 11:20 AM
Distance
104 Miles
Total Climb
Estimated Finish
TBD
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When American Cyclists Took on the World
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Host City Highlight: Beaver Creek
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Hat Trick
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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: 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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