Christian Vande Velde
Many of the USA Pro Challenge racers said the support from fans was incredible and state officials say the marketing Colorado has received because of the coverage is priceless.
Christian Vande Velde won the overall title in the USA Pro Challenge, finishing second Sunday behind Taylor Phinney in the closing time trial.
Defending champion Levi Leipheimer opened a 9-second lead Saturday in the USA Pro Challenge overall standings, while Australia’s Rory Sutherland won the uphill sixth stage.
Tom Danielson won the third stage of the USA Pro Challenge on Wednesday, and Garmin-Sharp teammate Christian Vande Velde took the overall lead in the longest leg of the event.
Tejay van Garderen emerged at the front in last few hundred uphill yards, captured the Stage 2 and assumed the race lead at the USA Pro Challenge on Tuesday.
The USA Pro Cycling Challenge says defending champion Levi Leipheimer of Montana and former Tour de France champion Cadel Evans of Australia are slated to compete in this year’s race.
Levi Leipheimer edged Christian Vande Velde on Thursday in the third stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge to regain the overall lead after three stages.