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Why #Hashtags Matter

Posted on 01. Sep, 2011 by .

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Throughout the USA Pro Cycling Challenge last week, the #hashtag confusion, along with the non-descript official event name, led to the creation of silly names to identify the race on twitter. Though meant to be harmless fun, it highlighted an underlying event identity issue which needs to be clear and easily recognizable. A muddled social [...]

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Reactions – USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 6

Posted on 28. Aug, 2011 by .

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After seven challenging days of racing through the Colorado Rockies, Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack) was crowned the champion of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge in front of a monumental crowd estimated at 250,000 spectators, in downtown Denver. Behind Liquigas-Cannondale sprinted to their third stage win but this time it was Daniel Oss crossing the line [...]

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USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 6 – Preview

Posted on 27. Aug, 2011 by .

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Stage 5 of USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Golden to Denver The final stage takes us along another highly anticipated route – the climb up and the descent down the treacherous Lookout Mountain, where the overall King of the Mountain winner will be decided. The riders will start under Golden’s famous “Howdy Folks” welcome arch, take [...]

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Reactions – USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 5

Posted on 27. Aug, 2011 by .

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Sprinter Elia Viviani of the Liquigas-Cannondale did it again at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Benefiting from a great leadout from his teammate Daniel Oss, Viviani won stage 5 in a mad bunch sprint besting Jaime Castaneda (UNE-EPM) for his second consecutive victory in Colorado. Oss held on for third. With strong support from his [...]

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USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 5 – Preview

Posted on 26. Aug, 2011 by .

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Stage 5 of USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge The penultimate stage starts in Werner Mountain, where the cyclists will take off under the watchful eye of Steamboat’s primary ski hill. At only 11-miles into the stage, the double-summit Rabbit Ears Pass is the first opportunity for an attack and to get more [...]

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Reactions – USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 4

Posted on 26. Aug, 2011 by .

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Clear blue skies and remarkable crowds welcomed the riders to the finish in Steamboat Springs, as 22-year-old Elia Viviani received a strong leadout from his Liquigas-Cannondale teammate Daniel Oss to take the win. Michael Mørkøv (Saxo Bank SunGard) was second and Kenny Van Hummel (Skil-Shimano), third on stage 4 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. [...]

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USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 4 – Preview

Posted on 25. Aug, 2011 by .

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Stage 4 of USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Avon to Steamboat Springs Stage 4 could be the day that a break makes it to the finish, which means that establishing the break could be even more difficult at the start.  But it will probably come down to a sprint finish. The day starts in Avon, passes [...]

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Reactions – USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 3

Posted on 25. Aug, 2011 by .

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By a very narrow margin – only hundreds of a second – Levi Leipheimer (Radioshack) claimed the win at stage 3, the Vail Time Trial at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. But his margin over yellow jersey into the stage Tejay van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) was much bigger which put Leipheimer back in the GC lead [...]

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USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 3 – Preview

Posted on 25. Aug, 2011 by .

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Stage 3 of USA Pro Cycling Challenge , Vail Time Trial Starting in the heart of Vail Village, with an elevation of 8,150 ft (2,484 m), goes uphill to finish 10-miles later at 9,647 ft (2,940 m) high. The climb is fairly gradual with the pitch getting a bit steeper, from 1% gradient to 3% [...]

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Reactions – USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 2

Posted on 25. Aug, 2011 by .

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At more than 130 miles, Stage 2, the epic Queen Stage of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge, tested the riders strength and endurance as they traveled to unheard of heights on the route from Gunnison, Colo., to Aspen. The route, which included three KOMs and two sprint competitions, provided majestic views and tough competition [...]

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