Acevedo on top of UCI Americas Tour ahead of USA Pro Challenge

In one long freefall from a mountain-top in the Tour of Utah last week, Jamis-Hagens Berman's Janier Acevedo simultaneously took over the lead in the UCI Americas Tour while proving his podium performance during May's Tour of California was no fluke. He is hoping to get a hat-trick of UCI stage race podiums at the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado.

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.