Wenatchee, Washington’s Tyler Farrar won the opening stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Monday, surviving a 10,222 mountain pass before rocketing over the finish line in Telluride. Farrar’s Garmin-Sharp teammate Tom Danielson earned the king of the mountain jersey as the first cyclist over Lizard Head Pass. The win marked Farrar’s first victory …
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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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Organizers of next year's USA Pro Cycling Challenge announced the 12 Colorado cities where the stages begin or end.
In its second year, the bike race rolls out from Aug. 20 to Aug. 26, 2012. There wasn't any doubt that the race would return to Colorado next year, but it's always good to see that this bike race and the Amgen Tour of California aren't following the route of the Tour of Missouri and Tour de Georgia into extinction.
The race will visit four new cities in 2012 — Durango, Telluride, Montrose and Boulder.
Organizers touted the choice of opening the race in the Four Corners region ……
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