USA Pro Challenge
The announcement of next year’s host cities for the USA Pro Challenge on Monday came with a few surprises.
American Tejay van Garderen won the USA Pro Challenge on Sunday, finishing in the main pack in the final stage to complete a sweep of the two biggest races in the United States.
Slovakia’s Peter Sagan recovered from intestinal problems to race to his third stage victory in the USA Pro Challenge, and American Tejay van Garderen kept the overall lead Saturday with one day left in the seven-stage event.
Tejay van Garderen raced to a 4-second victory in the individual time trial Friday to extend his overall lead after five stages in the USA Pro Challenge.
The final two stages of the USA Pro Challenge take place on Colorado’s Front Range, and will lead to several road closures drivers should know about.
Janier Acevedo of Colombia won the hilly and rainy fourth stage of the USA Pro Challenge on Thursday, and Tejay van Garderen finished second to take the overall lead.
USA Pro Challenge riders are competing in what could be the toughest stage of the race.
Slovakia’s Peter Sagan raced to his second stage victory in the first three legs of the USA Pro Challenge, and Australia’s Lachlan Morton retained the overall lead Wednesday.
The Silverthorne exit on Interstate 70 will be temporarily closed as USA Pro Challenge riders race from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs.
Top cyclists from around the world are resting up after a big ride from Aspen to Breckenridge on Tuesday.