USA Pro Challenge
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.
The USA Pro Challenge is not just a victory for the cyclists, but also for Colorado.
Cyclists will ride from Boulder to Denver on Sunday in the last day of the USA Pro Challenge, a seven-day race event across Colorado.
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.
The cyclists in the USA Pro Challenge are pedaling across Colorado’s mountain towns this week as they race toward the finish line. But it’s those stops between Aspen where the race kicked off and Denver where it all wraps up that are really making a difference.
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.