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USA Pro Challenge 2013

Date range:
August 19-25, 2013

The USA Pro Challenge, formerly USA Pro Cycling Challenge, is quickly becoming the country's biggest stage race, this year attracting the Tour de France winner Chris Froome as part of its line-up.

Taking place at high altitudes and rife with climbing, the 2013 USA Pro Challenge begins in Aspen-Snowmass with a hilly circuit, continues to the highest point of any professional race, cresting 12,000 ft en route to Breckenridge on stage 2.

Recovery is difficult at such elevations, so the third stage will be relatively flat to Steamboat Springs. The climbers will need to save their legs for the queen stage the next day and an uphill finish to Beaver Creek village.

The 10-mile time trial in Vail will climb to 9500 feet, and will separate the true contenders from the pretenders.

Stage 6 enters new territory, heading to Colorado's Front Range for a new stage finish in Fort Collins, replete with oxygen at only 1500m elevation (4900 ft) followed by a flat and spectator-friendly finale in Denver.

2012 USA Pro Challenge   2011 USA Pro Challenge   Past Winners

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Stages

  1. Peter Sagan (Cannondale) wins the opening stage at the USA Pro Challenge
    Stage 1Monday, August 19 2013
    Location:
    Aspen
    Distance:
    97.6km
  2. Mathias Frank (BMC) salutes as he crosses the finish line in Breckenridge
    Stage 2Tuesday, August 20 2013
    Location:
    Aspen - Breckenridge
    Distance:
    202.9km
  3. Peter Sagan (Cannondale) is seeing double as he wins his second stage at he USA Pro Challenge
    Stage 3Wednesday, August 21 2013
    Location:
    Breckenridge - Steamboat Springs
    Distance:
    170.4km
  4. Janier Acevedo (Jamis-Hagens Berman) wins stage 4 of the USA Pro Challenge over Tejay van Garderen (BMC).
    Stage 4Thursday, August 22 2013
    Location:
    Steamboat Springs - Beaver Creek
    Distance:
    165.6km
  5. A triumphant Van Garderen (BMC) enjoys his yellow jersey
    Stage 5Friday, August 23 2013
    Location:
    Vail (ITT)
    Distance:
    16.1km
  6. Peter Sagan (Cannondale) claimed his third victory of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge in Fort Collins
    Stage 6Saturday, August 24 2013
    Location:
    Loveland - Ft. Collins
    Distance:
    185.4km
  7. Peter Sagan (Cannondale) gets another green jersey in Colorado
    Stage 7Sunday, August 25 2013
    Location:
    Denver
    Distance:
    116.5km
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