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Old 12-19-12, 15:57
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Default 2013 USA Pro Challenge Route

Looks like another good race.

It misses the afternoon climb over Independence Pass, which has been a good party. Still climbs it in the morning on the way to Breck. It's nice to see an overnight in Breck with a finish and a start.

USA Pro Challenge will visit eight Colorado cities
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/usa-...olorado-cities
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Old 12-19-12, 19:06
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Looks like they are making a major mistake skipping the Boulder/Flagstaff stage. What are these race promoters thinking. TOC skipped their signature stage the Baldy stage was fantastic.
If its just about $$ these races will fade away pronto.
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Old 12-19-12, 21:22
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Boulder city council didn't want the race. I bet the promoters would have gone back that way if the city had been behind it.
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Boulder city council didn't want the race. I bet the promoters would have gone back that way if the city had been behind it.
It will come back... I think they just wanted a break this year...
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Old 12-20-12, 02:07
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It will come back... I think they just wanted a break this year...
That is what the US Pro Tour race director stated from the podium at the recent Boulder Cross race.
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Full route details announced http://usaprocyclingchallenge.com/2013-route

Key stages look to be stage 2


Stage 4


And stage 5
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wow what a s*** route. will be decided in the timetrial and nothing else.
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Old 04-25-13, 22:35
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wow what a s*** route. will be decided in the timetrial and nothing else.
Stage 2 and 4 have the potential to create some significant gaps. The Vail Pass TT may or may not be the decisive stage. It would be nice if at least one of the last two stages weren't almost guaranteed to be bunch sprints but overall, there are some good additions.
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Old 04-25-13, 23:01
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I know I've asked this before, but what is preventing them from having a Pike's Peak mountaintop finish?
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The annual spectator freak show, eh..
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