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Gallery: USA Pro Challenge press conference

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Today's lineup for the pre-race press conference.

Today's lineup for the pre-race press conference.
(Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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Jens Voigt (Radioshack) will look for stage win opportunities just as he did at last year's race.

Jens Voigt (Radioshack) will look for stage win opportunities just as he did at last year's race.
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Richie Porte (SKY) talked about racing the post-Tour criteriums and taking it easy before getting back to hard racing here in Colorado.

Richie Porte (SKY) talked about racing the post-Tour criteriums and taking it easy before getting back to hard racing here in Colorado.
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Rory Sutherland (Saxo-Tinkoff) is back racing in his home state after his big win in Boulder last year.

Rory Sutherland (Saxo-Tinkoff) is back racing in his home state after his big win in Boulder last year.
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Chris Froome (Sky) has a laugh during today's press conference.

Chris Froome (Sky) has a laugh during today's press conference.
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The auditorium listens to Tejay van Garderen (BMC) explain his time since finishing the Tour de France.

The auditorium listens to Tejay van Garderen (BMC) explain his time since finishing the Tour de France.
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Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) talks about the upcoming week and coming off of winning in Utah.

Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) talks about the upcoming week and coming off of winning in Utah.
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Chris Froome (SKY) listens to questions about his expectations for the week.

Chris Froome (SKY) listens to questions about his expectations for the week.
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Peter Sagan (Cannondale) on hand for questions from reporters

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) on hand for questions from reporters
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Peter Sagan (Cannondale) talks about his chances for a stage win.

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) talks about his chances for a stage win.
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Two of the week's top riders Chris Froome (Sky) and Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Sharp).

Two of the week's top riders Chris Froome (Sky) and Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Sharp).
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The press conference gets underway.

The press conference gets underway.
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Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Sharp) answers questions about his retirement at the end of the season.

Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Sharp) answers questions about his retirement at the end of the season.
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With the third edition of the USA Pro Challenge set to kick off on Monday, selected riders greeted the press on the eve of the opening stage to talk about their chances for stage wins or overall honours.

Crowd favourites Jens Voigt (Radioshack) and Peter Sagan (Cannondale) were present alongside local favourites in Christian Vandevelde (Garmin-Sharp), Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) and Tejay van Garderen (BMC). Also of note were the concessions by Tour de France champion, Chris Froome (Sky) and his right-hand man, Richie Porte that they would both ride in favour of their American colleagues this week.