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USA Pro Challenge Stage Summary

Posted on 19. Aug, 2013 by .

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The riders racing at the 2013 USA Pro Challenge, held from August 19-25, 2013, will travel nearly 600 miles from Aspen to Denver over the seven-day stage race. Here’s a summary of the stages to help you follow the action.

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Fans Say Goodbye to @GHincapie

Posted on 27. Aug, 2012 by .

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After 19 years in the pro peloton, George Hincapie of the BMC Racing Team launched down a start ramp for the final time on Sunday. The final stage of the USA Pro Challenge was also the final race for the three-time USA National Champion. Fans took to twitter to thank him and say goodbye.

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Phinney – “It’s a dream come true to win here in Denver”

Posted on 26. Aug, 2012 by .

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Taylor Phinney of the BMC Racing Team won his second individual time trial of the season on Sunday’s final stage of the USA Pro Challenge. Phinney averaged nearly 53 kilometers an hour on the 15.3 km flat course and stopped the clock with a time of 17 minutes and 25 seconds, 10 seconds faster than […]

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Vande Velde Wins the 2012 USA Pro Challenge

Posted on 26. Aug, 2012 by .

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In a battle between the seasoned veterans and the newcomers, Stage 7 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge came down to a matter of seconds in the Individual Time Trial that saw veteran Christian Vande Velde (USA) of Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda take home the overall win. In the “race of truth,” Taylor Phinney (USA) of BMC Racing […]

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Savvy Leipheimer Climbs Into Yellow Jersey Before The Race of Truth

Posted on 26. Aug, 2012 by .

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Throughout the week of racing at the USA Pro Challenge, Tejay van Garderen of the BMC Racing team has shown that he’s the strongest rider at the race while the Garmin-Sharp squad would get the strongest team title. Their two respective leaders, van Garderen and Christian Vande Velde have been locked into a duel, tied […]

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Sutherland – “I dreamt all night of the finish line”

Posted on 25. Aug, 2012 by .

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It’s certainly not the first time that Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare) has won a race by attacking on the final climb but today was the first time that he achieved just that in front of a huge crowd in Boulder, his home for the past three years. And not only that, he did by beating ProTour […]

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Defending Champion Leipheimer Takes the Overall Lead of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge Heading into Final Day of Racing

Posted on 25. Aug, 2012 by .

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In a battle to the finish, Stage 6 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge came to a close when Rory Sutherland (AUS) of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team crossed the line at the top of Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder first, followed by Fabio Aru (ITA) of Astana Pro Team and Jens Voigt (GER) of RadioShack-Nissan-Trek. […]

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Champion System Learning From Top Riders In Colorado

Posted on 25. Aug, 2012 by .

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On Friday’s stage at the USA Pro Challenge, Champion System Pro Cycling Team’s Biao Liu ignited the main break that stayed away for 175 of the 189.7-km stage. Going into the stage, Champion System General Manager Ed Beamon said he wanted one of his three Chinese riders to get into the early break. Shortly after the […]

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Showdown On Flagstaff

Posted on 25. Aug, 2012 by .

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It’s here, the day that has been on the minds of many riders and fans, The Queen Stage of the USA Pro Challenge that not only finishes in Boulder, Colorado but on the Flagstaff climb. Tejay van Garderen, Chris Horner, Joe Dombrowski and more talk about stage 6.

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Creed Awarded Special Jersey for His Colorado Wildfire Fundraiser

Posted on 24. Aug, 2012 by .

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Mike Creed, of the Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies team, had a unique opportunity after the race in his hometown of Colorado Springs – he deservedly was awarded a special jersey for the fundraiser he recently spearheaded to benefit Pike’s Peak Red Cross. Creed single-handedly organized an auction of cycling memorabilia to raise money for […]

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