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USA Pro Challenge Begins With Aspen-Snowmass Race

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Tejay van Garderen of the USA riding for Team BMC speaks during the press conference prior to the 2014  USA Pro Challenge at the Hotel Jerome on Aug. 17, 2014 in Aspen.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Tejay van Garderen of the USA riding for Team BMC speaks during the press conference prior to the 2014 USA Pro Challenge at the Hotel Jerome on Aug. 17, 2014 in Aspen. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is once again starting in Aspen.

Over 120 of the world’s top cyclists will do three laps on a course between Aspen and Snowmass on Monday. The race starts at 2:40 p.m. and Colorado Highway 82 will be closed in the area from 1 until about 5 p.m.

Following the opening stage, the cyclists will ride 105 miles from Aspen to Crested Butte on Tuesday. The hilly Stage 3 on Wednesday is a 96-mile trek from Gunnison to a steep finish at Monarch Mountain.

Aspen’s Tejay van Garderen is the defending champion and favorite in the 16-team race. The field features three riders who finished among the top 12 in this year’s Tour de France.

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