Tejay Van Garderen
Australia’s Rohan Dennis won the USA Pro Challenge on Sunday, finishing in the main pack to take the overall title by 40 seconds over teammate Brent Bookwalter of the United States.
After many days spent getting used to the altitude in Colorado’s high country, some of the world’s best cyclists departed Monday morning on the first stage of the USA Pro Challenge.
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.
American Tejay van Garderen claimed his second straight USA Pro Challenge with a sixth-place in the concluding sunny and warm Boulder to Denver road race seventh stage Sunday.
Tejay van Garderen of BMC Racing moved a big step closer to defending his USA Pro Challenge title by setting a course record in the time trial Saturday.
Aspen’s Tejay van Garderen of BMC Racing held his 20-second lead Friday over Rafal Majka of Tinkoff-Saxo following a 104-mile ride from Woodland Park into Breckenridge.
The USA Pro Challenge is back in the mountains.
Italian racer Elia Viviani used a powerful surge near the finish to capture Stage 4 at the USA Pro Challenge on Thursday.
USA Pro Challenge riders are getting a break from major climbing with a circuit race around Colorado Springs.
Defending champion Tejay van Garderen took over the yellow jersey at the USA Pro Challenge on Wednesday with a thrilling win in Stage 3, holding off Rafal Majka at the finish.