The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is Coming to Breckenridge

USA Pro Cycle Challenge The 2015 USA Pro Challenge starts Monday and will be in Breckenridge for the Stage 4 finish on Thursday, August 20th and all day Friday the 21st for the Stage 5 individual time trial. This year is the first time that Breckenridge will have a time trial so instead of just a start or finish which just has the riders coming in our leaving there will be a series of individual races against the clock all day. Click here to see the route for the entire race.

The USA Pro Challenge is Colorado’s annual multi day “stage” race that brings the top road bicycling athletes to compete for top honors in a grueling 7 stage course that traverses the highest (and toughest) mountain passes in the country multiple times. The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is one of only three top rated races in the United States and is widely considered one of most important pro cycling races in the U.S. 2015 is the fifth year the race has returned to Colorado and has quickly become one of the most popular summer events across Colorado, drawing spectators from all over the world.

This year for the first time there will also be a women’s Pro Cycle Challenge. This will be a 3 stage race and will begin in Breckenridge with a time trial (just like the men) and then continue from Loveland to Fort Collins. The final stage will be a tough circuit race in Golden.

Thursday August 20th, Stage 4 will start in Aspen coming over Independence pass and Hoosier pass into Breckenridge. Breckenridge will be showing the race all day on jumbo screens in the Blue River Plaza and many other events will be happening including the very popular kid’s Strider Challenge where 2 to 5 year olds will be racing their Strider bikes down Main Street to the real finish line. Other events include scavenger hunts, a stunt show. Parade, concerts and more. To see a full line up of Thursday’s events click here.

Friday August 21st, the Stage 5 Time Trial will be happening all day and for the first time the inaugural Women’s Pro Cycle Challenge kicks off with a time trial event.  Time trial racing will start at 10 a.m. and go all day with the women sharing the same course as the men. The 8.5 mile time trial starts out flat then climbs up Moonstone road. Finally racers will push the limits on the Boreas Pass descent. For a complete rundown of Stage 5 click here.

Make plans to come to Breckenridge next week to witness one of the premier professional bicycling races on the country. Breckenridge is excited to once again welcome the Pro Cycle Challenge back!

One important thing to remember is on Thursday and also Friday there will be significant road closures to accommodate the race. Click here for a complete list of road closures next week.

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