Quiznos Pro Challenge Stage Race - Host Cities

This morning the host cities for the Quiznos Pro Challenge were announced. Boulder did not get a stage but the specifics of the routes between cities has not been announced. Here is audio of the entire press conference.

2011 Quiznos Pro Challenge stages

August 22 – Stage 1, Prologue time trial, Colorado Springs
August 23 – Stage 2, Salida to Crested Butte, mountain-top finish
August 24 – Stage 3, Gunnison to Aspen, mountain stage
August 25 – Stage 4, Vail, time trail, former Coors Classic stage
August 26 – Stage 5, Avon to Steamboat Springs
August 27 – Stage 6, Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge
August 28 – Stage 7, Golden to Denver

Also, here is a video interview from Onsight Media with hometown heroes Rory Sutherland, Timmy Duggan and Tom Danielson

This is from Velonews.

Breckenridge, Steamboat make the cut for Quiznos Pro Challenge; Boulder and Durango do not

By Brian Holcombe • Published: Nov 4th 2010 1:11 PM EDT

Organizers of the 2011 Quiznos Pro Challenge stage race on Thursday announced the host communities for the race, to be held next August in Colorado.

Twenty-three communities submitted bids to host the event. Those chosen to host race starts or finishes are: Breckenridge, Salida, Steamboat Springs, Aspen, Colorado Springs, Vail, Golden, Denver, Gunnison, Crested Butte and Avon.

The list indicates that the race will not venture to the state’s Four Corners region, where Durango had hoped to host a start. Nor will it visit Boulder, a perennial stop for the Coors Classic, which is an inspiration for the Quiznos event.

The cities were announced a news conference in Denver, which is ongoing. Please check back for more updates.

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Routes will not be release until later but I am really curious. Lots of options. What will be the route on stage 3 (Gunnison to Aspen)? Cottonwood Pass to Independence Pass? Or Monarch Pass to Independence Pass?

Golden to Denver could be interesting too. We the route come up to Boulder/Broomfield or maybe head south toward Littleton.