Stage 2

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Strategy
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Stage Begins
Tues Aug 19th 11:10 AM
Distance
105 Miles
Total Climb
Estimated Finish
3:45 PM MT
Host Cities Announced for 2015 USA Pro Challenge
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USA Pro Challenge Professional Cycling Race Brings an Estimated $130 Million in Economic Impact to the State of Colorado, 12 Percent Increase Over 2013
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Tejay van Garderen Crowned Champion of USA Pro Challenge for Second Consecutive Year
Team Garmin-Sharp’s Alex Howes Sprints across the Line to Take the Final Stage of America’s Biggest Race Denver (Aug. 24, 2014) – The final stage of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge, which played out in...
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...

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Stage 2: Aspen to Crested Butte – Tuesday, Aug. 19

Each year the USA Pro Challenge searches for ways to include more of Colorado’s deep cycling history. Last year it was the climb up Bachelor Gulch and this time around it will be the unpredictable Kebler Pass. Stage 2 opens fast by ripping down the Aspen Valley through the sprint cities of Basalt and Carbondale before tackling the 8,700 ft. McClure Pass. A short descent brings the race to Gunnison County road 12, which is a 20-mile rollercoaster that constantly changes from pavement to dirt and back again, while topping out at 9,900 ft. over Kebler Pass. A technical descent into Crested Butte brings the race back to familiar terrain. As in 2011 and 2012, the race will finish up with a sprint through downtown Crested Butte and the steep finish climb up to Mt. Crested Butte.

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