Christian Vande Velde

(L-R) The final jersey winners Jens Voigt of Germany riding for Radioshack-Nissan in the king of the mountains red jersey, Tyler Farrar riding for Garmin-Sharp in the points leader's green jersey, Christain Vande Velde riding for Garmin-Sharp in the overall race leader's yellow jersey, Joe Dombrowski riding for Bontrager-Livestrong in the best young rider's blue jersey and Tom Danielson riding for Garmin-Sharp in the most aggressive riders jersey take the podium following stage seven of the USA Pro Challenge on Aug. 26, 2012 in Denver. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

USA Pro Challenge Proves To Be Priceless For State’s Tourism Industry

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.

08/26/2012

Christain Vande Velde of the USA riding for Garmin-Sharp is awarded the overall race leader's yellow jersey after a second place finish in stage seven as he won the general classification of the USA Pro Challenge on August 26, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Vande Velde Comes From Behind To Win USA Pro Challenge

Christian Vande Velde won the overall title in the USA Pro Challenge, finishing second Sunday behind Taylor Phinney in the closing time trial.

08/26/2012

Levi Leipheimer of the USA riding for Omega Pharma-Quickstep takes the podium as he earned the overall race leader's yellow jersey in stage six of the USA Pro Challenge from Golden to Boulder on August 25, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Defending Champ Leipheimer Takes Lead At USA Pro Challenge

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.

08/25/2012

Tom Danielson of the USA riding for Garmin-Sharp takes the podium after winning stage three of the USA Pro Challenge from Gunnison to Aspen on Aug. 22, 2012 in Aspen. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Danielson Wins USA Pro Challenge Stage 3

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.

08/22/2012

Tejay Van Garderen, riding for BMC Racing, celebrates as he wins Stage Two of the USA Pro Challenge from Montrose to Mt. Crested Butte on August 21, 2012 in Mt. Crested Butte. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)

Van Garderen Takes Stage, Overall Lead

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.

08/21/2012

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)

Leipheimer To Ride In USA Pro Cycling Challenge

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.

08/08/2012

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)

Leipheimer Wins Pro Challenge Stage, Regains Overall Lead

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.

08/26/2011

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