DENVER (CBS4/AP) – The professional cycling staging race slated to wind through much of Colorado this summer has gone through a name change.
Referred to up until this point as the Quizno’s Pro Challenge, the inaugural race will now be titled the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. According to race officials, Quizno’s “will continue as a founding sponsor with the same level of participation in the event.”READ MORE: Denver Weather: Friday Is The Coolest Day Since June, It Turns Even Cooler Next Week
Gov. John Hickenlooper and former Gov. Bill Ritter, an avid cyclist, were on hand Tuesday as race officials announced that the final stage of the race will be televised live on national TV.
NBC Sports will broadcast the closing stage from Golden to Denver on Aug. 28. The cable channel Versus will cover the entire race with 3 1/2 hour daily broadcasts.READ MORE: FBI Denver Joins Case Of Missing Woman Gabby Petito Last Believed To Be In Grand Teton National Park
About 120 cyclists will be riding through 11 Colorado cities and towns in a mix of mountain, sprint and downtown stages starting Aug. 22.
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