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USA Pro Cycling Challenge announces high altitude route

The route for this year’s USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado will be breath-taking, and we’re not talking about the scenery.

Route details for the Aug. 20-26 bicycle race reveal that cyclists will be pedaling above 12,000 feet — higher than any route in North America or Europe — three separate times.

Because of less air pressure at high altitudes, there’s 40% fewer oxygen molecules per breath than at sea level. Cyclists who haven’t acclimated to riding at high altitudes will be suffering. …

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US cyclists ready to pounce at two Euro bike races?

US cyclists are figuring prominently in two week-long bicycle races currently playing out on the continent — Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico.

Paris-Nice

At the Paris-Nice, Levi Leipheimer (left, Omega Pharma-Quick Step) is still within 10-seconds of the overall leader as he sits in 3rd place overall after Stage 6.

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