USA Pro Challenge
Lexus has signed a two-year contract to sponsor the USA Pro Challenge as part of a move by the luxury automaker to get more involved with the sport on a global basis.
Headlining the lineup for the fourth USA Pro Challenge next month are BMC, Team Garmin-Sharp, Cannondale, Trek Factory Racing and Tinkoff-Saxo.
Taylor Phinney’s hopes to ride in the Tour de France have been dashed and competing in the USA Pro Challenge is in doubt after a serious crash at the US Cycling championships.
Already billed as the biggest spectator event in Colorado, the USA Pro Challenge, the weeklong stage race will take riders to a summit finish for the first time in its four-year history this August when they tackle Monarch Mountain.
The route for this year’s USA Pro Challenge cycling competition was announced on Tuesday and for the first time a stage will end on a mountaintop.
Riders taking part in next year’s USA Pro Challenge will make their way through Golden during the final stage of the race.
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.