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Two stage wins and a commanding lead for Aspen's Tejay VAN GARDEREN heading into the final stage. Featuring the highest mountain passes in pro cycling, the 2.HC Colorado based USA Pro Cycling Challenge has established itself as a popular race with the riders and fans
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News and Updates for USA Pro Challenge 2014

Stage 7 Post-Race Coverage

Stage 7 Results and Final General Classificationusaprochallenge
Howes wins USA Pro Challenge stage in Denvercyclingnews
Tejay van Garderen wins USA Pro Challenge as Alex Howes takes finalevelonews
Howes signs three-year extension with Garmincyclingnews
USA Pro Challenge stage marred by crash of Ian Cranecyclingnews
Jacques-Maynes claims unexpected mountains victory in USA Pro Challengecyclingnews
Ben Jacques-Maynes, the reluctant king of Colorado's mountainsvelonews
Howes and Reijnen close out Pro Challenge with profound symmetryvelonews
Coming of age: Van Garderen repeats in Coloradovelonews
Sergey Tsvetkov storms the castle at the USA Pro Challengevelonews
Photos and Report from the finish of Stage 7pedaldancer


— Trek Factory Racing (@TrekFactory) August 24, 2014
August 23 update: From the race organization: While Stage 7 stays on familiar terrain, every year is different and anything can happen in bike racing. Leaving Boulder on CO 93 the riders will have several hilly and windswept miles for breakaways to set up before reaching Golden for the first of two passes. Through Golden, the riders will tackle the 4-mile climb of Lookout Mountain, which they haven’t seen since 2011. Another quick pass of Golden and the race is screaming through suburbs en route to downtown Denver. An abbreviated version of last year’s circuit awaits the riders for three and a half fast laps through downtown, 17th Ave. and City Park. Over the years, the race has witnessed some incredible sprinting on Broadway in the heart of Denver and 2014 should be no exception. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 7 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 6 Post-Race Coverage

Stage 6 Results and General Classificationusaprochallenge
Van Garderen repeats as Vail time trial winnercyclingnews
Tejay van Garderen crushes Vail ITT, breaks record, extends leadvelonews
Van Garderen smashes Vail time trial at USA Pro Challengecyclingnews
On the verge: Carter Jones, the ever-present contendervelonews
Tvetcov continuing to impress in Coloradocyclingnews
August 22 update: From the race organization: Last year the USA Pro Challenge visited Vail, and the time trial was decided by four seconds. In three visits to the Vail individual time trial course, this was the largest margin of victory. Competition will be equally fierce this time around, but the names may change a bit. The course’s roots are in Colorado racing lore and trace back to the Coors Classic. Starting in Vail and climbing most of the way up Vail Pass the route is no easy proposition, even for the best riders on earth. The gentle grades of the first half of the course give way to a steady climb for the last three miles. It takes more than legs on this strategic course though; go too hard early and the climb may kill your chances, but conserve too much for the climb and the leaderboard may be out of reach. — Steve
Van Garderen hoping distance rivals in USA Pro Challenge time trialcyclingnews
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 6 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 5 Post-Race Coverage

Full Official Stage 5 Results and General Classificationusaprochallenge
Didier wins in Breckenridgecyclingnews
Laurent Didier's tenacious climbing wins a wet stage 5 at USA Pro Challengevelonews
Ben Day to retire after USA Pro Challengecyclingnews
Majka’s Colorado roller coaster: ‘I don’t think I can win’velonews
Danielson tips cap to a flying van Garderen, but no white flag yetvelonews
August 21 update: From the race organization. The serene first 80 miles of Stage 5 hide a vicious finish and a last chance for climbing specialists to really make a move. Starting in the new host community of Woodland Park, Stage 5 heads west then north through some of the most picturesque terrain in Colorado. The route takes the riders on a quiet run through the Pike National Forest on Tarryall Rd., which was unpaved until just last year and the riders will christen it properly with high speeds and lots of breakaway attempts. The action really starts when the race hits Fairplay and begins the long grind up 11,500 ft. Hoosier Pass, the highest point in the race. Then it is on to Breckenridge, where last year’s challenging finish up Moonstone Rd. will be repeated again. This nasty little climb can kill a break or launch a winner. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 5 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 4 Post-Race Coverage

Full Official Stage 4 Results and General Classificationusaprochallenge
Viviani wins USA Pro Challenge stage in Colorado Springscyclingnews
Viviani wins Pro Challenge stage 4, thwarting Voigt's solo heroicsvelonews
Voigt's career summed up with USA Pro Challenge breakawaycyclingnews

#ProChallenge Stage 3: The BMC Racing Team is ready to defend the lead for @tejay_van.

— BMC Racing Team (@BMCProTeam) August 21, 2014
August 20 update: From the race organization: Colorado Springs keeps reinventing itself as a host city. In 2011 it hosted a prologue, in 2012 it was a fast road stage finish for sprinters and for 2014 it will be a challenging circuit that could contain a surprise general classification shake up. After a ceremonial start at the world famous Broadmoor, the race will head into town and join up with a 16-mile circuit that will be raced four times. With climbs through Garden of the Gods, Mesa Rd. and the infamous Ridge Rd., which hits grades of nearly 17 percent, the route will present some challenges for the riders. If a sprinter hangs on to win, they will have earned it the hard way. — Steve
Homecoming for Creed in Colorado Springscyclingnews
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 4 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 3 Post-Race Coverage

Full Official Stage 3 Results and General Classificationusaprochallenge
Van Garderen triumphs on Monarch Mountaincyclingnews
Van Garderen wins stage 3, takes overall lead in USA Pro Challengevelonews
Chevrier impresses on Monarch Mountaincyclingnews
Jelly Belly 'scores a field goal' at USA Pro Challengecyclingnews
Garmin unable to break van Garderencyclingnews
Danielson unable to match van Garderen’s poise — and legs — at Pro Challengevelonews
Colorado PEZ: Monarch Mountain Madnesspezcyclingnews
August 19 update: From the race organization: For stage 3 riders will not only have to contend with a mountaintop finish, they also will have to pass over it first, giving spectators a chance to see the race multiple times from the same vantage point. Stage 3 starts in Gunnison and heads east for 35 miles before tackling the 11,300 ft. monster that is Monarch Pass. The riders will then descend the eastern slope of the pass and do two 9-mile loops through Salida and the surrounding countryside. Then it’s game time as they tackle nearly 20 miles of climbing to a finish at 10,800 ft.-Monarch Mountain Ski Area. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 3 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 2 Post-Race Coverage

Full Official Stage 2 Results and General Classificationusaprochallenge
Carpenter wins in Crested Buttecyclingnews
Robin Carpenter rides alone to win rainy USA Pro Challenge stage 2velonews
Carpenter scores big at USA Pro Challengecyclingnews
Confusion in Coloradocyclingnews
After two stages, GC taking shape at USA Pro Challengevelonews
August 18 update: From the race organization: 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 (photos), the race will finish up with a sprint through downtown Crested Butte and the steep finish climb up to Mt. Crested Butte. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 2 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 1 Post-Race Coverage

Full Official Stage 1usaprochallenge
Reijnen wins stage in Aspencyclingnews
Kiel Reijnen wins USA Pro Challenge stage 1 in Aspenvelonews
Phinney back in BMC team kit at USA Pro Challengevelonews
Reijnen takes stage win, race lead in Aspencyclingnews
Once just 'the kid who beat Lance,' 18-year-old Swirbul takes USAPC start in hometownvn
On first glance, Majka looks comfortable with altitude at Pro Challengevelonews
Howes narrowly misses out in Aspencyclingnews
August 18 update: A lumpy circuit race around Aspen. — Steve
USA Pro Challenge To Impact Highway Traffic denver.cbslocal
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 1 profile, map and timetable.

@USAProChallenge presser with @ivanbasso @tomdanielson @tejay_van @mickrogers and @rafalmajka #aspen @GettySport

— Chris (@CHGPHOTO) August 17, 2014

van Garderen pumped for USA Pro Challenge defence #sbscycling

— CyclingCentral (@CyclingCentral) August 18, 2014
August 17 update:
Riders praise USA Pro Challenge for shorter, punchier parcourscyclingnews
Basso skirts transfer talk at USA Pro Challengecyclingnews
Van Garderen starts USA Pro Challenge defense on home turfcyclingnews
Pre-Race Press Conference Photosdenver.cbslocal
Voigt ready to go out fighting at USA Pro Challengecyclingnews
Voigt prepares for final race of career at USA Pro Challengevelonews
Gallery: 2014 USA Pro Challenge Press Conferencevelonews
Danielson realistic about his chances of winning USA Pro Challengecyclingnews

2014 USA Pro Challenge Preview

August 18 update:
Van Garderen, Danielson top list of favorites at USA Pro Challengevelonews

August 16 update:
Ten riders to watch at the USA Pro Challengecyclingnews
2014 USA Pro Challenge Previewblogs.bicycling
Official Startlist w/ bib

August 13 update:
Van Garderen, Danielson, Rogers, Majka headline Pro Challenge GC contendersvelonews
Colorado host towns ante big for USA Pro Challenge marketing payoffdenverpost

August 7 update:
USA Pro Challenge announces lineup of 16 teams for August cycling tourdenverpost
Tinkoff’s Rogers, Majka headed to USA Pro Challengevelonews

May 7 update:
First summit finish for USA Pro Challenge announcedcyclingnews
Organizers detail Pro Challenge route, including mountaintop finish at Monarchvelonews

November 4, 2013 update:
Fan-sourced stage, mountaintop finish highlight 2014 USA Pro Challengevelonews

Race History with Past Winnerswikipedia
Video highlights/archived coverage from previous years

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Live Video Streaming and TV Coverage

August 18 update: A work in progress for USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2014 live and delayed coverage. Some live feeds will be country restricted, but unrestricted links will appear in bold. Check back at race time for more links. Feel free to send in additional sources for live video, tv coverage or text updates/tickers as they become known. — Steve

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English, unrestricted; online video with tourtracker from the official source. Earliest live video coverage.
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United States only; Live online for tv subscribers with tv coverage mostly on NBCSN and NBC (final stage). Preview Show on Sunday, August 17th at 7-8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Stage 1 live at 5-7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Stage 2 - 6 live at 3:30-6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Stage 7 live at 2-4 p.m. ET on NBCSN then 4-6 p.m. ET on NBC.
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2014 USA Pro Challenge Route Map

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