DENVER (AP) – USA Pro Cycling Challenge race officials have announced the 12 host cities that will serve as starts and finishes for the second annual stage race next year.

The seven-day race runs from Aug. to Aug. 26.

Cities chosen from about 40 contenders include Durango, Telluride, Montrose, Mt. Crested Butte, Gunnison, Aspen, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Colorado Springs, Golden, Boulder and Denver.

The four new cities joining the 2012 race include Durango, Telluride, Montrose and Boulder.

The host cities and stages of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge include:
• Monday, Aug. 20- Stage 1- Durango – Telluride
• Tuesday, Aug. 21- Stage 2- Montrose – Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte
• Wednesday, Aug. 22- Stage 3- Gunnison – Aspen
• Thursday, Aug. 23- Stage 4- Aspen – Beaver Creek/Vail Valley
• Friday, Aug. 24- Stage 5- Breckenridge – Colorado Springs
• Saturday, Aug. 25- Stage 6- Golden – Boulder
• Sunday, Aug. 26- Stage 7/TT- Denver

PHOTO GALLERY: USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2011


Watch an interview with race spokesman Brian Farris from Friday’s CBS4 Morning News in the video clip below:

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