2011 Champion Levi Leipheimer and 2011 Tour de France Winner Cadel Evans Welcomed Back for the 2012 Seven-Day Professional Cycling Race
Denver (July 11, 2012) – Taking place August 20-26, 2012, on the heels of the Tour de France and the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, the 2012 USA Pro Challenge will feature 16 of the world’s best professional cycling teams. Comprised of UCI Pro, Pro Continental and Continental teams, the race will include some of the top talent in the sport, including Cadel Evans and Levi Leipheimer. After featuring an impressive lineup of teams and riders for the inaugural race in 2011, including the full Tour de France podium for the first time in the history of a U.S. race, the 2012 edition will host a similarly competitive field.
“After the 2011 USA Pro Challenge, we had such an overwhelmingly positive response from the teams that it was difficult to narrow it down to 16 teams for the 2012 edition,” said Shawn Hunter, CEO of the Pro Challenge. “The USA Pro Challenge is building a reputation for having the highest caliber teams in the world, creating fierce competition in the Colorado Rockies. I can’t wait to see what these teams have in store for us this August.”