16 Professional Cycling Teams To Take on Colorado including BMC & Tejay Van Garderen

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July 31 2014
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16 World-Class Professional Cycling Teams To Take on Colorado
The USA Pro Challenge has featured some of the best teams in the world over the last three years and 2014 will be no different,” said Shawn Hunter, CEO of the Pro Challenge. “We’re giving cycling fans in the United States the chance to see the teams they love up close and in person. Interest in the race continues to grow and this year’s diverse roster of teams is going to create seven intensely competitive days of racing in August.Read More
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Tejay Van Garderen Sets to Defend Title at USA Pro Challenge After Successful Tour de France
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The 25-year-old from Aspen, Colo., who won the 2013 USA Pro Challenge, was elevated to BMC Racing’s undeniable team leader this year after serving a three-year apprenticeship. After winning both the USA Pro Challenge and Amgen Tour of California last year, van Garderen took that confidence into 2014 with an eye on a podium spot at the Tour de France.READ MORE

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Win Four Tickets to the Pro Challenge Stage of Your Choice: Enter the National Poster Contest by April 18th

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Win Four Tickets to the Pro Challenge Stage of Your Choice: Enter the National Poster Contest by April 18th
The 2014 USA Pro Challenge is again hosting a nationwide contest inviting artists to create a national event poster for the fourth annual race that will be seen throughout the world. All types of artists – professional, amateur, aspiring – are encouraged to let their creativity flow and submit their designs via the USA Pro Challenge Facebook page. Entries will be accepted until Friday, April 18, fans can then vote on their favorite poster through May 2, with the winners being announced on Monday, May 5.Once entries are submitted, the race’s thousands of loyal Facebook fans will have a chance to cast their votes for the ten best national posters. From there, the Pro Challenge team will select the winner. The winner will receive four passes to the VIP hospitality tent in the city of their choice, in addition to having his/her poster produced and sold to fans both online and onsite during the race August 18-24.Read More
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YOUNG GUNS
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A new group of Americans are making waves on the world stage.When Tejay van Garderen pulled off an improbable double last year, winning both the USA Pro Challenge and Amgen Tour of California, it was, in essence a statement of the changing of the guard.Read More
Pro Challenge Host City Highlight: Crested Butte
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A historic coal mining turned ski town; Crested Butte is a place that lives and breathes outdoor adventure where the only limits are your own. An authentic destination, where crowds don’t exist, zany, festive community events are a priority, and genuine family adventure awaits. In between the winter months where skiing is abundant and the activity of choice, comes a summer season in
Crested Butte that rivals the beauty of any mountain town.Read More
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What is happening as the USA ProChallenge Gets Ready

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Catching Up With Cannondale’s Star Peter Sagan

This week’s start of the Tour de France for Cannondale’s young star Peter Sagan was not what he had hoped for, as his dash to become the repeat green sprint points jersey began with a hard crash during Stage 1.

The indelible sight of one of the world’s best all-around riders as well as sprinters, riding to the finish with half his jersey torn off and a large open wound on his back, was fed to the worldwide television audience for an extended period of time. It left a reminder that life at the top of this grueling profession can change in an instant.

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Host City Highlight: Steamboat Springs
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The USA Pro Challenge is coming to Northern Colorado on August 24, 2013. The race will start in Loveland at the Budweiser Event Center, go through Windsor, Estes Park and finish in Fort Collins, CO. Make sure you know what’s happening on Race Day so you are in the center of the biggest pro-cycling celebration in the United States!READ MORE
Climb Like a Tour Rider
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When it comes to the Tour de France or any hilly stage race, the results will be determined by the mountain stages and the time trials. Today, we’ll focus on climbing. With the 100th Tour de France fast approaching we turned one of Joe Friel’s classic articles, “Climbing Like a Tour Rider”, into a slideshow tutorial.

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