Meet-and-Greet with Tom Danielson to Celebrate Boulder's Selection as 2012 Host City


On Monday, cycling fans will have a rare opportunity to meet and talk with top American cyclist Tom Danielson, a Boulder resident and the top American finisher at the Tour de France this year. On the heels of the USA Pro Challenge announcement of its 2012 host cities, Danielson will discuss his excitement about Boulder’s selection as a host city for Stage 6 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge, the second year of the event that brought professional cycling back to Colorado, while enjoying pizza and pasta at Boulder’s newest entrant to the restaurant scene, Tossa.

WHAT: Meet-and-Greet with Tom Danielson, America’s top professional cyclist

WHERE: Tossa Restaurant, Boulder’s newest fresh-forward pizza and Italian concept (2400 Arapahoe Street, Boulder)

WHEN: Monday, December 12, 2011
6:00-7:00 PM

Fans are invited to say hello to Tom Danielson, request autographs and ask questions. Media will be offered one-on-one interviews as needed. Television cameras are welcome.

NOTE: Fans and media are welcome to arrive early or stay late to try Tossa’s dinner menu.

Reservations are not required but are accepted at 720-214-3254.

About the USA Pro Cycling Challenge
For seven consecutive days, the world’s top athletes race through the majestic Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure – more than two miles in elevation. One of the largest cycling events in United States history, the 2012 race will feature the best of the best in professional cycling, competing on a challenging course through some of America’s most beautiful scenery.

Referred to as “America’s Race,” the second annual USA Pro Cycling Challenge will take place August 20-26, 2012. More than 1 million spectators are expected to once again line the route to see if Levi Leipheimer will defend his title as winner of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, while millions more around the world will watch the race on television and online through Tour Tracker.

More information can be found on the website and Twitter page @USAProChallenge.

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Flagstaff would be an excellent finish. How about Golden to Coal Creek Cyn. Through Ned, down Boulder Cyn to Sugerloaf. Up Sugerloaf to Ward then down Lefthand. Multiple ways to get back through Boulder for the finish at the top of SuperFlag. 95 miles, 10K feet of climbing.

This would allow time for people to watch the race going up Coal Creek Cyn then head to the finish via Gross.