Rohan Dennis of Australia and teammate Damiano Caruso of Italy are among the favorites for the USA Pro Challenge in the absence of two-time champion Tejay van Garderen.
Three weeks after finishing fifth in the Tour de France for the second time, Tejay van Garderen returns to racing Monday in the weeklong USA Pro Challenge.
Headlining the lineup for the fourth USA Pro Challenge next month are BMC, Team Garmin-Sharp, Cannondale, Trek Factory Racing and Tinkoff-Saxo.
Christian Vande Velde won the overall title in the USA Pro Challenge, finishing second Sunday behind Taylor Phinney in the closing time trial.
Racers in this week’s USA Pro Challenge in Colorado are getting closer to the finish line in Denver on Sunday, and they aren’t letting shocking news that has emerged in the cycling world slow them down.