USA Pro Challenge

USAPro race volunteers get anti-terror training

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From the Denver Post
ASPEN, Colo.—Hundreds of volunteers needed for the USA Pro Challenge cycling race in Aspen will get mandatory training that includes terrorism alerts.

Aspen Police Department spokeswoman Blair Weyer says it stems from the bombings at the Boston Marathon, where two pressure cookers were used to make bombs that exploded near the finish line. The bombs killed three people and injured more than 260 people.

Sutherland, Duggan to ride with fans at Challenge Experience

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From the Denver i Journal

Professional cyclists and Colorado residents Rory Sutherland and Timmy Duggan are set to lead the 2013 Pro Challenge Experience presented by UnitedHealthcare, a mass participation bike ride taking place in Fort Collins on Sunday, Aug. 11.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet and ride alongside Sutherland and Duggan, members of Team Saxo-Tinkoff, just one week shy of their respective participation in the 2013 USA Pro Challenge, which kicks off in Aspen on Aug. 19.

Pro Challenge Expands to Include Amateur Events

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DENVER (June 19, 2013) – Fans will have two new ways to become a part of the USA Pro Challenge this year, as the professional cycling stage race continues to grow with the introduction of the 9K Sprint Challenge run and the Pro Challenge Experience presented by UnitedHealthcare, a mass-participation bike ride.

Sixteen Teams Confirmed to Participate in 2013 USA Pro Challenge

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Denver (June 11, 2013) – Taking place August 19-25, 2013, the 2013 USA Pro Challenge will feature 16 of the world’s top professional cycling teams, including UCI No. 1-ranked Sky Procycling, which includes 2012 Tour de France overall winner Bradley Wiggins and second place finisher Chris Froome.

Boulder considers 2014 Pro Cycling stage, Ironman triathlon

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Local organizers are hoping Boulder will again host a stage of the elite USA Pro Cycling Challenge in 2014, and Ironman officials have approached the city about hosting a full triathlon here as well.

Both possibilities are in the planning phases, with a local organizing committee preparing to bid in November for a stage next year and Ironman in a "very early exploratory stage" of a Boulder competition.
From the Daily Camera

2013 USPCC Stages Announced

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USA Pro Challenge Welcomes 2013 Host Cities

The nation’s most challenging cycling race will call eight Colorado cities home in 2013 when it starts in Aspen on August 19 and ends in Denver on August 25, 2013.

After drawing more then 1 million fans in each of the first two years and generating nearly $200 million in cumulative economic impact for the State of Colorado, the Pro Challenge will make its debut in Fort Collins and Loveland in 2013 while bringing many of the worlds best riders back to cities like Steamboat Springs, Vail and Denver.

Longmont Council votes to try for Pro Cycling Challenge

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From the Daily Camera:

LONGMONT -- And they're off.

The Longmont City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday to try for a stage in the third USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a bicycle race that drew more than 1 million spectators to Colorado last summer. Race organizers estimate that the event had an $83.5 million economic impact on the state.

It is Official, no USPRO Stage in Boulder in 2013

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It's official folks, no Boulder stage in 2013. But don't worry the tour goes on and it will still be a great show. While the stage will be missed it's probably good to give other cities a taste of cycling (because Boulder doesn't need to be reminded of what cycling is) and also give time for some of the battles waged to make Stage 6 happen this year to heal and policies maybe changed to make a future stage in Boulder easier.

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