USA Pro Cycling Challenge

2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 3
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 3
The peloton climbs Cottonwood Pass during Stage Two from Gunnison to Aspen of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 24, 2011 in Buena Vista, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage One
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage One
A fan runs with an American Flag as the peloton makes the final climb to the finish of stage one of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Salida to Crested Butte on August 23, 2011 in Crested Butte, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage One
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage One
The peloton rides through the countryside and under heavy skys during stage one of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Salida to Crested Butte on August 23, 2011 in Gunnison, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 3
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 3
The peloton climbs Cottonwood Pass during Stage Two from Gunnison to Aspen of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 24, 2011 in Buena Vista, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Three
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Three
Jeremy Vennell of New Zealand rides the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
John Longhill of Silverthorne, Colorado rides his horse California Dreamer beside the peloton during stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Silverthorne, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
Andy Schleck of Luxembourg riding for Leopard Trek is chased by Pooh and Tigger as he attacks on the climb of Swan Mountain during stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Breckenridge, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tejay Van Garderen of Team HTC-Highroad competes in the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Three Tejay Van Garderen of Team HTC-Highroad competes in the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Spectators watch as the peloton climbs Cottonwood Pass during Stage Two from Gunnison to Aspen of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 24, 2011 in Buena Vista.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 3 Spectators watch as the peloton climbs Cottonwood Pass during Stage Two from Gunnison to Aspen of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 24, 2011 in Buena Vista. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
Riders make their way up Lookout Mountain during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Two
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Two
Fans get a view from the summit as the peloton descends Cottonwood Pass during stage two of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Gunnison to Aspen on Aug. 24, 2011 in Buena Vista. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Fans display a Colorado State flag as the peloton begins the climb of Monarch Pass during stage one of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Salida to Crested Butte on August 23, 2011 in Salida, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage One
Fans display a Colorado State flag as the peloton begins the climb of Monarch Pass during stage one of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Salida to Crested Butte on August 23, 2011 in Salida, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Fans display a Colorado State flag as the peloton begins the climb of Monarch Pass during stage one of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Salida to Crested Butte on August 23, 2011 in Salida, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The peleton rides through downtown Denver during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six The peleton rides through downtown Denver during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
The peloton enters downtown Denver during the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 28, 2011. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six The peloton enters downtown Denver during the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 28, 2011. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 1
A fan runs along side the peloton as the riders climb Monarch Pass during Stage One of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge between Salida and Crested Butte, Colorado on August 23, 2011 in Chaffee County, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
(L-R) The breakaway group of Laurens Ten Dam of the Netherlands riding for Team Rabobank, Ivan Basso of Italy riding for Liquigas-Cannondale, Andy Schleck of Luxembourg riding for Leopard Trek and Tom Peterson of the USA riding for Team Garmin-Cervelo ride through the countryside during stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Grand County, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
The peloton prepares to leave the start of stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Golden, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
Riders make their way up Lookout Mountain during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 5
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 5
Elia Viviani of Italy and Liquigas-Cannondale celebrates after winning stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Breckenridge, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
The group of the leader's jersey climbs Lookout Mountain during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Golden, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
Rafael Montiel of Columbia riding for Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antioquia leads the group of the leader's jersey through the fans as they climb Lookout Mountain during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Golden, Colorado. Montiel won the king of the mountains jersey after placing second on Lookout Mountain. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Rafael Montiel of Columbia riding for Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antioquia leads the group of the leader's jersey through the fans as they climb Lookout Mountain during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Golden, Colorado. Montiel won the king of the mountains jersey after placing second on Lookout Mountain.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
Rafael Montiel of Columbia riding for Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antioquia leads the group of the leader's jersey through the fans as they climb Lookout Mountain during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Golden, Colorado. Montiel won the king of the mountains jersey after placing second on Lookout Mountain. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Rafael Montiel of Columbia riding for Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antioquia leads the group of the leader's jersey through the fans as they climb Lookout Mountain during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Golden, Colorado. Montiel won the king of the mountains jersey after placing second on Lookout Mountain. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage One
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage One
The peloton rides toward the The Collegiate Peaks Wilderness of the Rocky Mountains during stage one of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Salida to Crested Butte on August 23, 2011 in Crested Butte, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
The peleton rides past downtown Denver and the State Capital during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
Riders make their way up Lookout Mountain during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
Riders make their way up Lookout Mountain during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
Riders make their way up Lookout Mountain during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
Riders make their way up Lookout Mountain during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
The peloton passes through the streets during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Golden, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
Daniel Oss of Italy riding for Liquigas-Cannondale celebrates his victory of stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
The peloton passes through the streets during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Golden, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
(L-R) Levi Leipheimer riding for Team Radioshack in first place, Tejay Van Garderen riding for Team HTC-Highroad in the best young rider's jersey in third place and Christian Vande Velde riding for Team Garmin-Cervelo in second place celebrate with champagne on the podium for the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
(L-R) Levi Leipheimer riding for Team Radioshack in first place, Tejay Van Garderen riding for Team HTC-Highroad in the best young rider's jersey in third place and Christian Vande Velde riding for Team Garmin-Cervelo in second place celebrate with champagne on the podium for the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
(L-R) Levi Leipheimer riding for Team Radioshack in first place, Tejay Van Garderen riding for Team HTC-Highroad in the best young rider's jersey in third place and Christian Vande Velde riding for Team Garmin-Cervelo in second place celebrate with champagne on the podium for the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
(L-R) Levi Leipheimer riding for Team Radioshack in the overall race leader's jersey, Rafael Montiel of Columbia riding for Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antioquia, Elia Viviani of Itay riding for Liquigas-Cannondale in the points leader's jersey, Tejay Van Garderen riding for Team HTC-Highroad in the best young rider's jersey and Tim Duggan riding for Liquigas-Cannondale in the most aggressive rider's jersey take the podium after stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Levi Leipheimer of the USA riding for Team Radioshack takes the podium following stage six as he defended the overall leader's jersey and won the general classification of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 28, 2011 in Denver.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Levi Leipheimer Levi Leipheimer of the USA riding for Team Radioshack takes the podium following stage six as he defended the overall leader's jersey and won the general classification of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 28, 2011 in Denver. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
The peloton leaves the start of stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Golden, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
Lucas Euser riding for Team Spidertech makes an attack off the front of the peloton at the start of stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
The peloton passes the Colorado State Capitol Building during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
The peloton passes the Colorado State Capitol Building during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
The peleton rides past downtown Denver and the State Capital during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Six
Levi Leipheimer of Team Radioshack rides back to the team van after defending the overall leader's jersey and winning the general classification during stage six of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Golden to Denver on August 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
John Longhill of Silverthorne, Colorado rides his horse California Dreamer beside the peloton during stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Silverthorne, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 5
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 5
Elia Viviani of Italy and Liquigas-Cannondale celebrates after winning stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Breckenridge, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
Andy Schleck (C) of Luxembourg riding for Leopard Trek attacks fellow breakaway members Ivan Basso (L) of Italy riding for Liquigas-Cannondale and Laurens Ten Dam (R) of the Netherlands riding for Rabobank Cycling Team on the climb of Swan Mountain during stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Breckenridge, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
Ben King of the USA drives the Team Radioshack train at the front of the peloton as they successfully defended the overall race leaders jersey of Levi Leipheimer of the USA riding for Radioshack during stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Kremmling, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
The breakaway group of Laurens Ten Dam of the Netherlands riding for Team Rabobank, Ivan Basso of Italy riding for Liquigas-Cannondale, Andy Schleck of Luxembourg riding for Leopard Trek and Tom Peterson of the USA riding for Team Garmin-Cervelo take on the open roads during stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Grand County, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
The peloton climbs Rabbit Ears Pass amongst fans during stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
(L-R) Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez of Columbia riding for EPM - UNE and Rafael Montiel of Columbia riding for Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antioquia attack the peloton at the summit of Rabbit Ears Pass during stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
The peloton passes by the Green Mountain Reservoir during stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Heeney, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
Cadel Evans of Australia riding for BMC Racing visits the team car for a drink during stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Grand County, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
Fans crowd the summit of Swan Mountain during stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Breckenridge, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
Elia Viviani of Italy riding for Liquigas-Cannondale celebrates as he wins stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Breckenridge, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Levi Leipheimer (L) of Team Radioshack and George Bennett (R) of New Zealand and of Team Radioshack ride to the top of Rabbit Ears Pass during Stage 5 of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on Aug. 27, 2011 in Steamboat Springs. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 5 Levi Leipheimer (L) of Team Radioshack and George Bennett (R) of New Zealand and of Team Radioshack ride to the top of Rabbit Ears Pass during Stage 5 of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on Aug. 27, 2011 in Steamboat Springs. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 5
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 5
Levi Leipheimer of Team Radioshack celebrates on the podium after retaining the yellow jersey during stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Breckenridge, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Levi Leipheimer of Team Radioshack celebrates on the podium after retaining the yellow jersey during stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Breckenridge, Colorado.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Levi Leipheimer Levi Leipheimer of Team Radioshack celebrates on the podium after retaining the yellow jersey during stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Breckenridge, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 5
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 5
(L-R) Elia Viviani (first place) of Italy and Liquigas-Cannondale, Daniel Oss (third place) of Italy and Liquigas-Cannondale and Jaime Alberto Castaneda Ortega (second place) of Colombia and EPM-UNE cross the finish line during stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Breckenridge, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
Levi Leipheimer of the USA riding for Radioshack rides under escort of his teammates as he successfully defended the overall race leaders jersey during stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Breckenridge, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Five
Elia Viviani (C) of Italy riding for Liquigas-Cannondale sprints to the line to win to stage five of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on August 27, 2011 in Breckenridge, Colorado. Jaime Alberto Castaneda Ortega (R) of Columbia riding for EPM - UNE finished second and Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale (2R) of Italy riding for Liquigas-Cannondale finished third. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Levi Leipheimer of Team Radioshack competes in the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 3 Levi Leipheimer of Team Radioshack competes in the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Levi Leipheimer of the USA riding for Team Radioshack celebrates as he takes the podium to receive the overall race leaders jersey after winning the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Three Levi Leipheimer of the USA riding for Team Radioshack celebrates as he takes the podium to receive the overall race leaders jersey after winning the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Ben King of Team Radioshack is chased by a fan as he competes in the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 3 Ben King of Team Radioshack is chased by a fan as he competes in the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Fans crowd around the start house for the start of the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Three Fans crowd around the start house for the start of the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Patrick Gretsch of Germany and HTC-Highroad competes in the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 3 Patrick Gretsch of Germany and HTC-Highroad competes in the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
David Zabriskie (L) of Team Garmin-Cervelo passes Walter Pedraza of Colombia and EPM-UNE in the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 3 David Zabriskie (L) of Team Garmin-Cervelo passes Walter Pedraza of Colombia and EPM-UNE in the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Frank Schleck of Luxembourg and Leopard Trek competes in the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 3 Frank Schleck of Luxembourg and Leopard Trek competes in the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Craig Lewis of the USA riding for Team HTC-Highroad leaves the start for the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Three Craig Lewis of the USA riding for Team HTC-Highroad leaves the start for the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Robert Forster of Germany riding for Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling rides past fans in Vail Village during the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Three Robert Forster of Germany riding for Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling rides past fans in Vail Village during the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Sander Oostlander of the Netherlands riding for Skil-Shimano leaves the start house for the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Three Sander Oostlander of the Netherlands riding for Skil-Shimano leaves the start house for the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tejay Van Garderen of Team HTC-Highroad walks back to the team car after competing in the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 3 Tejay Van Garderen of Team HTC-Highroad walks back to the team car after competing in the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Fans mass to try and get a view of the podium after the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Three Fans mass to try and get a view of the podium after the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Juan Pablo Suarez of Columbia riding for EPM-UNE rides through Vail Village in the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Three Juan Pablo Suarez of Columbia riding for EPM-UNE rides through Vail Village in the individual time trial during stage three of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, 2011 in Vail. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Two
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Two
George Hincapie (R) of the USA riding for BMC Racing welcomes Tejay Van Garderen (L) of the USA riding for Team HTC-Highroad to the podium after Hincapie won and Van Garderen took second place in stage two of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Gunnison to Aspen on Aug. 24, 2011 in Aspen. Van Garderen also earned the overall race leaders jersey. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
George Hincapie of the USA riding for BMC Racing takes the podium after winning stage two of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Gunnison to Aspen on Aug. 24, 2011 in Aspen. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Two George Hincapie of the USA riding for BMC Racing takes the podium after winning stage two of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Gunnison to Aspen on Aug. 24, 2011 in Aspen. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Two
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Two
Tejay Van Garderen of the USA riding for HTC-Highroad takes the podium to recieve the overall race leaders jersey after he finished second in stage two of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Gunnison to Aspen on August 24, 2011 in Aspen. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The peleton rides through Cottonwood Pass during stage two of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Gunnison to Aspen on Aug. 24, 2011 in Buena Vista. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Two The peleton rides through Cottonwood Pass during stage two of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Gunnison to Aspen on Aug. 24, 2011 in Buena Vista. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Two
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Two
Tejay Van Garderen of the USA riding for HTC-Highroad rides into masses of fans as he attacks on the climb of Independence Pass during stage two of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Gunnison to Aspen on August 24, 2011 in Aspen. Van Garderen finished second on the day and earned the overall race leaders jersey. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Two
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Two
George Hincapie (R) of the USA riding for BMC Racing celebrates his victory with teammate Cadel Evans (C) of Australia and Jeff Louder (L) of the USA in stage two of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Gunnison to Aspen on Aug. 24, 2011 in Aspen. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Two
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Two
George Hincapie (R) of the USA riding for BMC Racing celebrates his victory with teammate Cadel Evans (L) of Australia in stage two of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Gunnison to Aspen on Aug. 24, 2011 in Aspen. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Two
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage Two
George Hincapie of the USA riding for BMC Racing celebrates his victory in stage two of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Gunnison to Aspen on August 24, 2011 in Aspen. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 3
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 3
The peloton climbs Cottonwood Pass during Stage Two from Gunnison to Aspen of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 24, 2011 in Buena Vista, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 3
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 3
Overall race leader Levi Leipheimer (L) of the USA riding for Team Radio Shack signs autographs for fans before the start of Stage Two from Gunnison to Aspen of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 24, 2011 in Gunnison, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 3
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 3
The peloton rolls away from the start with overall race leader Levi Leipheimer (2R) of the USA riding for Team Radio Shack and best young rider Tejay Van Garderen (R) of the USA riding for Team HTC-Highroad at the start of Stage Two from Gunnison to Aspen of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 24, 2011 in Gunnison, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 3
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 3
Riders attack at the front of the peloton during Stage Two from Gunnison to Aspen of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 24, 2011 in Gunnison, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 3
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 3
Overall race leader Levi Leipheimer (L) of the USA riding for Team Radio Shack and best young rider Tejay Van Garderen (R) of the USA riding for Team HTC-Highroad prepare for the start of Stage Two from Gunnison to Aspen of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 24, 2011 in Gunnison, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Laura Fread from Buena Vista sent in this photo of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 24.
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 3 Laura Fread from Buena Vista sent in this photo of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 24.
Laura Fread from Buena Vista sent in this photo of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 24.
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 3 Laura Fread from Buena Vista sent in this photo of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 24.
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage One
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage One
Fans line the streets and roofs tops the the peloton passes through Gunnison during stage one of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Salida to Crested Butte on August 23, 2011 in Gunnison, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage One
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage One
Caleb Fairly of the USA riding for Team HTC-Highroad drives the peloton in defense of the the overall race leaders jersey of teammate Patrick Gretsch of Germany during stage one of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Salida to Crested Butte on August 23, 2011 in Chaffee County, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage One
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage One
Ingrid Moreno of Columbia shows her support of Walter Fernando Pedraza Morales of Columbia riding for EPM-UNE prior to the start of stage one of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Salida to Crested Butte on August 23, 2011 in Salida, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage One
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage One
(R-L) Robert Gesink of the Netherlands riding for Rabobank, Patrick Gretsch of Germany riding for Team HTC-Highroad in the overall race leaders jersey, Andy Schleck of Luxembourg riding for Leopard-Trek and Frank Schleck of Luxembourg riding for Leopard-Trek make the final climb to the finish during stage one of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Salida to Crested Butte on August 23, 2011 in Crested Butte, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 2
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 2
Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez of Colombia and EPM-UNE celebrates in the king of the mountain jersey during the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Salida to Crested Butte on August 23, 2011 in Crested Butte, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 2
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 2
(L-R) Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez of Colombia and EPM-UNE in the king of the mountain jersey, Levi Leipheimer of Team Radioshack in the points and overall leaders jersey, Tejay Van Garderen of team HTC-Highroad in the best young rider jersey and Bradley White of United Healthcare Pro Cycling in the most aggressive rider jersey during the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Salida to Crested Butte on August 23, 2011 in Crested Butte, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 2
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 2
Levi Leipheimer of Team Radioshack takes the podium after winning stage one and earning the yellow jersey during the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Salida to Crested Butte on August 23, 2011 in Crested Butte, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 1
Overall race leader Patrick Gretsch of Germany riding for Team HTC-Highroad makes adjustments to his helmet during Stage One of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 23, 2011 in Salida, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 2
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 2
Levi Leipheimer of Team Radioshack celebrates as he wins stage one to earn the yellow jersey during the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Salida to Crested Butte on August 23, 2011 in Crested Butte, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 2
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 2
CRESTED BUTTE, CO - AUGUST 23: Levi Leipheimer of Team Radioshack celebrates as he wins stage one to earn the yellow jersey during the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Salida to Crested Butte on August 23, 2011 in Crested Butte, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 2
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 2
The peleton rides through the town of Salida during stage one of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Salida to Crested Butte on August 23, 2011 in Salida, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 1
A peloton of riders race down through a turn during Stage One of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 23, 2011 in Salida, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Stage 1
Cadel Evans of Australia riding for BMC Racing signs autographs during Stage One of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 23, 2011 in Salida, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Patrick Gretsch of Germany riding for Team HTC-Highroad takes the podium after winning the prologue and earning the overall race leaders jersey in the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1 Patrick Gretsch of Germany riding for Team HTC-Highroad takes the podium after winning the prologue and earning the overall race leaders jersey in the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Carlos Eduardo Alzate Escobar of Columbia riding for Team Exergy is the first rider to leave the start house for the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
(L-R) Team HTC-Highroad dominates the podium as jersey winners Patrick Gretsch of Germany in the overall leaders jersey, Tejay Van Garderen of the USA best young rider and Danny Pate of the USA most aggressive rider acknowledge the crowd after the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Fans line the route as Cadel Evans of Australia riding for BMC Racing arrives at the finish line of the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Phillipp Ries of Germany riding for Skil-Shimano rides through the Garden of the Gods during the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Sebastian Salas of Canada and of Team Exergy competes during the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Cadel Evans of Australia riding for BMC Racing races to ninth place in the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
David Zabriskie of Team Garmin-Cervelo competes during the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Levi Leipheimer of Team Radioshack competes during the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Tejay Van Garderen (L) of the USA riding for Team HTC-Highroad is presented with the best young rider jersey by race CEO Shawn Hunter (R) after riding to eighth place in the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Tejay Van Garderen (L) of the USA riding for Team HTC-Highroad is presented with the best young rider jersey by race CEO Shawn Hunter (R) after riding to eighth place in the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Patrick Gretsch (2R) of Germany riding for Team HTC-Highroad is presented with the overall race leaders jersey by Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper (R) of Colorado as he takes the podium with race owners Rick E. Schaden (L) and Richard F. Schaden (2L) after winning the prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Patrick Gretsch (L) of Germany riding for Team HTC-Highroad is presented with the overall race leaders jersey by Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper (R) of Colorado on the podium after winning the prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Sebastian Salas of Canada riding for Team Exergy rides through the Garden of the Gods during the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Bruno Langlois of Canada riding for Team Spidertech rides through the Garden of the Gods during the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Tom Danielson of the USA riding for Team Garmin-Cervelo rides to 20th place in the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Christopher Baldwin of Bissell Pro Cycling competes during the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Robert Forster of Germany and of United Healthcare Pro Cycling competes during the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Christian Vande Velde of Team Garmin-Cervelo competes during the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Cadel Evans of Australia and of the BMC Racing team competes during the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Brent Bookwalter of the BMC Racing team competes during the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Brent Bookwalter of the USA riding for BMC Racing leaves the start as he raced to third place in the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Fans cheer on Cadel Evans of Australia riding for BMC Racing as he races to ninth place in the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Patrick Gretsch of Germany and of HTC-Highroad competes during the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Cadel Evans of Australia riding for BMC Racing races to ninth place in the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Tejay Van Garderen of the USA riding for Team HTC-Highroad rides to eighth place in the Prologue as he earned the best young riders jersey in the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
George Hincapie of the USA riding for BMC Racing rides to sixth place in the prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1
Patrick Gretsch of Germany riding for Team HTC-Highroad rides to first place in the prologue to earn the overall race leaders jersey in the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Carlos Eduardo Alzate Escobar of Columbia riding for Team Exergy is the first rider on course as he leave the start in the Garden of the Gods during the prolougue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1 Carlos Eduardo Alzate Escobar of Columbia riding for Team Exergy is the first rider on course as he leave the start in the Garden of the Gods during the prolougue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Ryder Hejedal of Canada riding for Team Garmin-Cervelo competes during the prolougue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1 Ryder Hejedal of Canada riding for Team Garmin-Cervelo competes during the prolougue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Laurens Ten Dam of the Netherlands riding for Team Rabobank competes during the prolougue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 1 Laurens Ten Dam of the Netherlands riding for Team Rabobank competes during the prolougue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 22, 2011 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Top row: (left to right) Steven Bach, John Hickenlooper, Shawn Hunter, Jim Birrell, Andy Schleck, Frank Schleck, Ivan Basso, Sergio Henao. Bottom row: Robert Gesink, Tom Danielson, Cadel Evans, Christian Vande Velde pose for a picture ahead of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 21, 2011 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Top row: (left to right) Steven Bach, John Hickenlooper, Shawn Hunter, Jim Birrell, Andy Schleck, Frank Schleck, Ivan Basso, Sergio Henao. Bottom row: Robert Gesink, Tom Danielson, Cadel Evans, Christian Vande Velde pose for a picture ahead of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 21, 2011 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
The media focuses their cameras on race executives, dignitaries and riders for photo opportunity following their press conference on the eve of the start of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 21, 2011 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge The media focuses their cameras on race executives, dignitaries and riders for photo opportunity following their press conference on the eve of the start of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 21, 2011 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Gov. John Hickenlooper (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Gov. John Hickenlooper (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Tom Danielson of Boulder riding for Team Garmin-Cervelo addresses the media during a press confernce on the eve of the start of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 21, 2011 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tom Danielson Talks About The 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Tom Danielson of Boulder riding for Team Garmin-Cervelo addresses the media during a press confernce on the eve of the start of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 21, 2011 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
(L-R) Andy Schleck and brother Frank Schleck of Luxembourg riding for Leopard-Trek (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge (L-R) Andy Schleck and brother Frank Schleck of Luxembourg riding for Leopard-Trek (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Cadel Evans of Australia riding for BMC Racing (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Cadel Evans of Australia riding for BMC Racing (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Ivan Basso of Italy and of team Liquigas-Cannondale (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Ivan Basso of Italy and of team Liquigas-Cannondale (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Sergio Henao of Colombia and of Gobernacion Indeportes Antioquia (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Sergio Henao of Colombia and of Gobernacion Indeportes Antioquia (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Frank Schleck of Luxembourg and of Leopard-Trek (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Frank Schleck of Luxembourg and of Leopard-Trek (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Stacie Lange of EVP Marketing and Communications (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stacie Lange of EVP Marketing and Communications (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Pat McQuaid, President of the UCI (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Pat McQuaid, President of the UCI (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Ivan Basso of Italy riding for Liquigas-Cannondale (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Ivan Basso of Italy riding for Liquigas-Cannondale (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Christian Vande Velde of the USA riding for Garmin-Cervelo (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Christian Vande Velde of the USA riding for Garmin-Cervelo (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Shawn Hunter (R), CEO of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge addresses the media as Jim Birrell (L) Race Director looks on during a press conference on the eve of the start of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Shawn Hunter (R), CEO of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge addresses the media as Jim Birrell (L) Race Director looks on during a press conference on the eve of the start of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Steve Johnson CEO of USA Cycling (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Steve Johnson CEO of USA Cycling (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Mayor of Colorado Springs, Steven Bach addresses the media during a press conference ahead of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 21, 2011 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Mayor of Colorado Springs, Steven Bach addresses the media during a press conference ahead of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on August 21, 2011 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Race Director Jim Birrell (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Race Director Jim Birrell (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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