Next week, Colorado hosts its 3rd annual pro cycling race series. The Centennial state has been known for both its mountain and road biking and to now host a professional cycling race is quite the accomplishment. Having its name be “America’s Race” is seen through the eyes of the first 2 years victors, both Americans. Levi Leipheimer, Tejay van Garderen, and Christian Vande Velde battled for the victory both in the 2011 and 2012 race, with Leipheimer winning the Inaugural race in 2011 and Vande Velde winning last year’s race.
2013’s race should be full of excitement considering that 16 world-class professional cycling teams have signed up to compete. So, if you’re in Colorado between August 19-25th you should try check out a stage of this race. The finishes are always fun with the tents of different sponsors and of course the cheering your favorite rider to the finish. But, watching along the road or at any of the numerous climbs is a blast. It is a real spectator sport here in Colorado. But, if you can’t make it to Colorado, the race will be covered on NBC and NBC Sports.
2013 Stage Schedule
Stage 1: Aspen/Snowmass
Stage 2: Aspen – Breckenridge
Stage 3: Breckenridge – Steamboat Springs
Stage 4: Steamboat Springs – Beaver Creek
Stage 5: Vail (Time Trial)
Stage 6: Loveland – Fort Collins
Stage 7: Denver (Circuit)
For more information on the race, head here: www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com/