The US Pro Championships Road Race will be streamed live, from 10-2:30pm PST (1-5:30pm EST) on justin.tv
The 110-mile (177 km) road race course is quite similar to last year and still includes 4 times up Paris Mountain but has a new start/finish line in downtown Greenville. The race will make a total of 10 passes through Greenville (including three laps each of a start and finish circuit).
Last year, Leipheimer attacked on the third time up the 3-mile climb of Paris Mountain, and only a few riders were able to stay with him as he reeled in the early break, and he repeated the move on the fourth and final climb to solo away to victory.
All eyes will be on the 14-rider Garmin-Chipotle squad while the BMC team is quietly confident in doing well “without being cocksure”. With so many riders looking a contract next year, the action should be hot but will that impact team strategy?