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World-class Cycling in Colorado Springs: The USA Pro Challenge.

The USA Pro Challenge cycling race is returning to Colorado Springs for its third run, and this year is even bigger and better than ever. After hosting the Pro Challenge Prologue in August 2011, and the Stage 5 Finish in 2013, the Springs will host Stage 4 of the 2014 competition on August 21, 2014.

The Pro Challenge race itself travels through various Colorado host cities and covers a challenging course across the  Rockies. The race attracts more than one million spectators, making it one of the largest cycling events in U.S. history.

“The host cities selected for the 2014 USA Pro Challenge will really highlight the majestic beauty of Colorado to our worldwide audience,” said Rick Schaden, owner of the USA Pro Challenge. “These cities are valued partners who help us continue to raise the bar for professional cycling in America.”

The host cities and stages of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge include:

  • Stage 1: Monday, Aug. 18 – Aspen Circuit Race
  • Stage 2: Tuesday, Aug. 19 – Aspen to Mt. Crested Butte
  • Stage 3: Wednesday, Aug. 20 – Gunnison to Monarch Mountain (mountaintop finish)
  • Stage 4: Thursday, Aug. 21 – Colorado Springs Circuit Race
  • Stage 5: Friday, Aug. 22 – Woodland Park to Breckenridge
  • Stage 6: Saturday, Aug. 23 – Vail Individual Time Trial
  • Stage 7: Sunday, Aug. 24 – Boulder to Denver

Colorado Springs Race Day Information

Thursday, August 21st

  • Start: 12:50 PM at The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave
  • Four Circuits through Downtown Colorado Springs and Garden of the Gods Park
  • Finish: 3:30-4:15 PM in Downtown Colorado Springs on Tejon St. and Pikes Peak Ave.

It's FREE to be a spectator. Best places to cheer on the competitorsr:

  • At the starting line at The Broadmoor
  • Along West Colorado Avenue from 30th St.  to Cascade Ave.
  • At the finishline in Downtown Colorado Springs
  • Road Closure Information
  • Parking & Spectator Locations

Stage 4 Festival

Location: Downtown Colorado Springs along Pikes Peak Ave. between Cascade Av. & Tejon St.
Time: 11AM - 6PM
  • Watch the live broadcast of the race on big screen TVs
  • Kid's Zone
  • Beer Garden
  • Live Entertainment
  • and more!

Watch the Colorado Springs "Big Moments" commercial that will air on NBC during the race.

Event Contact:

The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, 719-634-7333,

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