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

The USA Pro Challenge 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.

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

After receiving interest from cities throughout the state, race officials have unveiled eight of the host cities that will serve as starts and finishes for the 2014 USA Pro Challenge, Aug. 18-24, 2014. Several new additions will mark a pinnacle year for the professional cycling race, including the first-ever mountaintop finish during Stage 3 on Monarch Mountain. And with stages one through six in the books, organizers are looking to fans to provide feedback on four different options for the final stage.

“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

Additional details regarding the start and finish locations of the 2014 race, as well as the specific, detailed route will be announced in the spring.

Event Tickets:

Free event, VIP tickets available soon.

Event Contact:

The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, 719-634-7333, procycling@thesportscorp.org

For More Information:

To learn more about the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, visit cosstage4.org or www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com. For more information about Colorado Springs, order your Free Official Visitor Guide Today!