Stage 1

Photos
Strategy
Points of Interest
Hot Spots
Stage Begins
Mon. Aug 18th 2:40 PM MT
Distance
61 Miles
Total Climb
Estimated Finish
4:28 PM MT
Stage 6 of 2015 USA Pro Challenge will take Riders from Loveland to Fort Collins
Stage 6 of 2015 USA Pro Challenge will take Riders from Loveland to Fort Collins   Denver (Dec. 22, 2014) – With the majority of the host cities announced for the 2015 USA Pro Challenge,...
Host Cities Announced for 2015 USA Pro Challenge
Fans Can Help Shape the Route for America’s Most Difficult Professional Cycling Race Denver (Dec. 4, 2014) – Colorado’s largest sporting event is back for 2015, and today race officials unveiled...
USA Pro Challenge Professional Cycling Race Brings an Estimated $130 Million in Economic Impact to the State of Colorado, 12 Percent Increase Over 2013
Largest Spectator Event in Colorado Leaves Lasting Impact on the State Denver (Oct. 28, 2014) – The 2014 USA Pro Challenge saw 128 of the best professional cyclists in the world compete in the...
When American Cyclists Took on the World
Hang around a group of experienced cyclists discussing the USA Pro Challenge, and sooner or later—probably sooner—they’ll bring up the Coors Classic.
Host City Highlight: Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek is set to host the Stage 4 mountain finish of the USA Pro Challenge Aug. 23. The intimate village setting nestled at the foot of the mountain’s formidable slopes combines a grand...
Hat Trick
Serious contenders for this year's Amgen Tour of California overall, including 2011 winner Chris Horner, long suspected that the race would come down to the time trial in Bakersfield and the...

TV Schedule

View the TV Schedule for the 2014 USA Pro Challenge

Click Here

Stage 1: Aspen Circuit Race – Monday, Aug. 18

Stage 1 of the 2013 race was such a success, we decided to do it again. The Aspen/Snowmass Circuit may be short on distance, but it packs a punch. At 65 miles (3 laps of nearly 22 miles each), and 2,300 ft. of climbing per lap with minimal recovery, this circuit puts the “challenge” in USA Pro Challenge. Each lap will see the riders grind up to Snowmass Village, then a quick descent leads to two short but steep climbs, and a quick loop through downtown before doing it all again. Pair that with a starting elevation of 7,900 ft. and you have one tough opening day. 

Downloadable Stage Map PDF

Downloadable Stage Profile PDF

Who to Watch*

Where To Watch

YouTube

  • 2014 USA Pro Challenge Recap Stage 1

CycleSense365

Learn Speed and Safety Lessons from the World’s Top Sprinters

Read More

Cycling 101

All-rounder

A racing cyclist who excels in both climbing and time trialing, and may also be a decent sprinter. In stage races, an all-rounder seeks a top-10 place in the General Classification. Eddy Merckx, Miguel Indurain and Lance Armstrong were notable all-rounders; Ivan Basso, Alejandro Valverde, Cadel Evans, Danilo Di Luca, and Alberto Contador are more contemporary examples.