How to Follow USA Pro Challenge via Social Media, Web, TV

Posted on 20. Aug, 2012 by in race

The USA Pro Challenge can be followed in many ways, via social media, web and television.  The 2012 edition of the race features 16 teams battling it out over 683-mile course with more than 42,000 ft. of vertical climbing through some of Utah’s most beautiful and challenging terrain over six days. In its second year, the UCI 2.HC event takes place from Tuesday August 20 to Sunday August 26, 2012.

Social Media

The official twitter account @USAProChallenge will be providing updates. The race hashtag is #USAPro.

Subscribe to the  list @podiuminsight/usaprochallenge to get all the scoop from the 16 teams and the riders  that are on twitter.

All the teams are on twitter, and all but one have a facebook account. The frequency of updates is different from every team.

Team twitter facebook
Astana Pro Team @AstanaTeam AstanaTeam
Bissell Pro Cycling @bissellcycling bissellcycling
BMC Racing Team @BMCProTeam BMCProTeam
Bontrager-Livestrong @bontragerls bontragerls
Champion System Pro Cycling Team @TeamChampionSys teamchampionsystem
@epm_une
Garmin-Barracuda @ride_argyle RideArgyle
Liquigas-Cannondale @Liquigas_Cdale LiquigasCannondale
Omega Pharma – QuickStep @opqscyclingteam opqscyclingteam
Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies @optumpbkbs OptumProCyclingpresentedbyKellyBenefitStrategies
RadioShack-Nissan @rsnt RadioShackNissanTrek
RusVelo Cycling Team @rusvelo RusVelo
Spidertech powered by C10 @teamspidertech TeamSpiderTech
Team Exergy @teamexergy teamexergy
Team Type 1-sanofi @teamtype1 TeamType1Page
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team @uhcprocycling UHCprocycling

Web and smartphones

The free Radioshack Tour Tracker provides race coverage across web, mobile and tablet viewing platforms via live video, audio and real-time data streams of the event – download the application for the iPhone, iPad devices via iTunes and the Android via Google Play.

Television

Broadcast partners NBC Sports Network and NBC will include 29 hours of race coverage over the seven days.

  • Prior to the race each day, with the exception of Sunday, NBC Sports Network will give cycling fans an up-close look into the daily lives of their favorite riders with a 30-minute pre-show. The documentary-style shows, airing at 3:30 p.m. ET, will offer inside access to the riders and their preparations for the race.
  • NBC Sports Network will provide live daily HD coverage of the seven stages of the competition.
  • Highlights of the stages will be featured each night at 11 p.m. ET.
  • Universal Sports will re-air NBC’s coverage of Stages 6 & 7 on August 27 and August 28, respectively.
Broadcast schedule for live coverage of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge
(all times ET and subject to change)
  • Stage 1: Monday, August 20 – Durango to Telluride – 4 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)
  • Stage 2: Tuesday, August 21 –Montrose to Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte – 4 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)
  • Stage 3: Wednesday, August 22 – Gunnison to Aspen – 4 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)
  • Stage 4: Thursday, August 23 – Aspen to Beaver Creek/Vail Village – 4 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)
  • Stage 5: Friday, August 24–Breckenridge to Colorado Springs – 4 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)
  • Stage 6: Saturday, August 25 – Golden to Boulder – 2-4 p.m. (NBC); 4-6 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)
  • Stage 7: Sunday, August 26 –Denver Individual Time Trial – 2-4 p.m. (NBC Sports Network); 4-6 p.m. (NBC) – Stage 7- time trial start times (pdf)
  • Stage 6 Re-air: Monday, August 27  -  6-8 p.m. ET (Universal Sports)
  • Stage 7 Re-air: Tuesday, August 28  -  6-8 p.m. ET (Universal Sports)

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