USA Pro Challenge

USA Pro Challenge - Stage 1

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The 2012 USA Pro Challenge got off to an exciting start today, as the riders took a 125.7-mile route from Durango to Telluride where Tyler Farrar took home the stage win. Please see below and attached for full results.

Tomorrow, the race will start in Montrose at 11:25 a.m. and head to beautiful Mt. Crested Butte.

· First Place – Tyler Farrar (USA) of Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda

· Second Place – Alessandro Bazzana (ITA) of Team Type 1-SANOFI

· Third Place – Damiano Caruso (ITA) of Liquigas-Cannondale

· Exergy Leader Jersey – Tyler Farrar (USA) of Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda

· Waste Management Sprint Jersey – Tyler Farrar (USA) of Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda

· Nissan King of the Mountains Jersey – Tom Danielson (USA) of Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda

· Aquadraat Best Young Rider Jersey – Gavin Mannion (USA ) of Bontrager Livestrong Team

The Biggest Names in Pro Cycling Share their Thoughts on the USPCC

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Just two days before the start of the 2012 US Pro Cycling Challenge, many key riders got a chance to share their thoughts about racing at altitude, Colorado fans, the Olympics, recovering from injuries and beating American riders on American soil at today's USPCC Press Conference:

Taylor Phinney (USA)
BMC Racing Team

On riding in the London Olympics:
“The Olympics were great. Two fourth place finishes is sort of a bittersweet place to finish up. As a country, I think we really finished up really well there.”

On the USA Pro Challenge:
“I’m excited for this race. This is my home race. I missed it last year. I was just struggling in the Vuelta a Espana. I would go to bed and just be crying watching these guys in the USA Pro Challenge. I’m excited to be here and pay back my friend Tejay for the outstanding work he did in the Olympics. We have a great team here. This is a great opportunity for us and for me. I’m so so happy to be here.”

On his Colorado roots:

Follow the USAPCC for Free with RadioShack Tour Tracker

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RadioShack Tour Tracker Brings Live Race Action from the 2012 USA Pro Challenge to Fans Around the World
Professional Cycling Stage Race Available in Real-Time Online

Denver (Aug. 17, 2012) – Fans around the world will have the chance to watch the best of the best in professional cycling compete in the Colorado Rockies during the 2012 USA Pro Challenge via the RadioShack Tour Tracker app. After setting a new standard for race coverage in 2011, as one of the top-10 most popular sports downloads on iTunes, the RadioShack Tour Tracker is back for 2012 with expended coverage. Featuring nonstop action from start to finish, the RadioShack Tour Tracker will cover the entire race every day, giving people the opportunity to watch the most popular U.S. professional cycling race from the comfort of home or the office.

“With the world’s best cyclists competing right here in Colorado, we want to be sure that as many people around the world as possible have the opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement of the USA Pro Challenge,” said Shawn Hunter, CEO of the Pro Challenge. “In addition to being broadcast live on NBC Sports Network and NBC, through the RadioShack Tour Tracker fans are able to watch the race from anywhere – home, office and even on their cell phones.”

The RadioShack Tour Tracker applications are available to cycling fans around the globe as a free download on iTunes and Google Play and also online at All versions, mobile and web-based, feature live video coupled with unprecedented real time data presentation, including stats and standings of each rider.

Interview with Biju as he cooks for Punk Rock Rollerfest

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George Thomas interviews Chef Biju as he cooks up dinner for the Punk Rock Rollerfest last night, a fundraiser for Boulder Junior Cycling. I had the pleasure to meet Biju last week and I can honestly say this guy is a Diamond in the rough. Look a lot more from Biju in the months to come.

Painting Pinkies at USA Pro Cycling Challenge to support Boulder Fire Fighters

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Team ten20, one of Colorado's largest women's cycle team, will be painting pinkies pink at the US Pro Cycling Challenge stage 6 to raise money for Boulder firefighters

As a team we look to be inspiring and impactful, and at the US Pro Cycling Challenge, coming to Colorado later this month, Team ten20 is set to descend upon the crowd watching the pro racers as they come through stage 6 in Boulder and Paint Pink Pinkies for Boulder Rural Fire Department.

Through this grass roots effort, our goal is to raise money for the brave men and women fire fighters of our very own Boulder Rural Fire Department who have been out this summer (and numerous other times) fighting the Colorado wild fires.

We though no better connection between our cycling team and the grand audience out to watch the USPCC then to canvas the crowd in our racing kits (pink/orange jerseys, knee socks, shorts & skirts), pink nail polish in hand, to ask who will have their pinkies painted pink for a $1 (each nail - though no limit to the donation - perhaps all ten fingers for $10.20) - all donated funds will go directly into fire fighter boots and to the BRFD!

In addition to being out in the crowd along the race course - ten20 spa will host a pinky bar and lounge all day Saturday, August 25th from 11 am - 6pm. Come cool off in the spa, have your pinky painted pink and enjoy a cold beverage and treats from our sponsors.

ten20 is located on the NE corner of Pearl + 20th Street, at the east end of the USPCC Finish Festival.


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