USA Pro Challenge 2013

Stage 1: Aspen Snowmass

Chris Froome, Joe Dombrowski, Sky Pro Cycling, USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 1
Chris Froome Sky Pro Cycling USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 1 Photo Credit: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media
Richie Porte, Team Sky
Richie Porte, Team Sky Photo: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media
USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 1
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USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 1

  1. Peter Sagan , USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 1
    Peter Sagan , USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 1 Photo Credit: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

    Peter Sagan

  2. Greg Van Avermaet
  3. Kiel Reijnen
USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 1
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Cannondale, USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 1
Cannondale USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 1 Photo Credit: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media
USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 1
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USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 1 jerseys

Leader (yellow): Peter Sagan

USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 1
Peter Sagan, USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 1 Photo Credit: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

Sprint (green): Peter Sagan, worn by Greg Van Avermaet
KOM (red): Matt Cooke

Matt Cooke  USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 1
Matt Cooke USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 1 Photo Credit: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

Youth (blue): Peter Sagan, worn by Lawson Craddock
Courageous (orange): Craig Lewis

Juraj Sagan, USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 1
Juraj Sagan USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 1 Photo Credit: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media
USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 1
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Stage 2: Aspen to Breckenridge

USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 2 Aspen start
USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 2 Aspen start Photo Credit: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media
USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 2
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USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 2
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USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 2 Start: Aspen
USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 2 Start: Aspen Photo Credit: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media

USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 2 podium

  1. Mathias Frank BMC Racing USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 2
    Mathias Frank BMC Racing USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 2 Photo Credit: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

    Mathias Fränk

  2. Lachlan Morton
  3. Peter Sagan
USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 2
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USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 2
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Peter Sagan, Tejay Van Garderen USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 2
Peter Sagan, Tejay Van Garderen USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 2 Photo Credit: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 2 jerseys

Leader (yellow): Lachlan Morton

Lachlan Morton, USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 2
Lachlan Morton, USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 2 Photo Credit: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

Sprint (green): Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan Cannondale USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 2
Peter Sagan Cannondale USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 2 Photo Credit: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

KOM (red): Matt Cooke
Youth (blue): Lachlan Morton, worn by Lawson Craddock
Courageous (orange): Mathias Fränk

Stage 3: Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs

USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3
USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3 Breckenridge Swan Mountain Photo Credit: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media
USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3
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USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3
USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3 Photo Credit: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media
USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3
USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3 Photo Credit: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media

USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3 podium

  1. Peter Sagan
  2. Luka Mezgec
  3. Ryan Anderson
Jens Voigt USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3
Jens Voigt USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3 Photo Credit: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media
Paul Sherwen USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3
Paul Sherwen USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3 Photo Credit: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media
Phil Liggett USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3
Phil Liggett USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3 Photo Credit: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3 jerseys

Leader (yellow): Lachlan Morton

Lachlan Morton USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3
Lachlan Morton USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3 Photo Credit: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

Sprint (green): Peter Sagan
KOM (red): Matt Cooke
Youth (blue): Lachlan Morton, worn by Lawson Craddock

USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3
USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3 Photo Credit: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media

Courageous (orange): Jens Voigt

Jens Voigt USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3
Jens Voigt USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3 Photo Credit: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media
Governor George Hickenlooper USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3
Governor George Hickenlooper USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 3 Photo Credit: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media

Stage 4: Steamboat Springs to Beaver Creek

USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 4
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Andreas Klöden RadioShack Leopard USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 4
Andreas Klöden RadioShack Leopard USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 4 Photo Credit: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media
USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 4 Steamboat Springs
USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 4 Steamboat Springs Photo Credit: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media
Lawson Craddock, Lachlan Morton USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 4
Lawson Craddock, Lachlan Morton USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 4 Photo Credit: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 4 podium

  1. Janier Acevedo
  2. Tejay Van Garderen
  3. Mathias Frank
Tejay Van Garderen, Janier Acevedo, USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 4 finish
Tejay Van Garderen, Janier Acevedo, USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 4 finish Photo: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media
Tejay Van Garderen, Janier Acevedo USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 4
Tejay Van Garderen, Janier Acevedo USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 4 Photo Credit: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media

USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 4 jerseys

Leader (yellow): Tejay Van Garderen

Tejay Van Garderen BMC Racing Team USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 4
Tejay Van Garderen BMC Racing Team USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 4 Photo Credit: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media

Sprint (green): Peter Sagan
KOM (red): Matt Cooke

Matt Cooke Jamis – Hagens Berman USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 4
Matt Cooke Jamis – Hagens Berman USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 4 Photo Credit: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media

Youth (blue): Lachlan Morton
Courageous (orange): Michael Rogers

Stage 5: Vail Individual Time Trial

Start /Finish Location: Vail
Start Time: 1:05 PM
Type: Individual time trial
Stage Length: 10 miles / 16.1 km
Total climb: 1,694 ft

Stage 5 Highlights

Race start on E. Meadow / International Bridge
Onto Gore Creek Dr from Willow Bridge
Onto Vail Valley Dr
Onto South Frontage Rd & I-70

USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 5 podium

1 – Tejay van Garderen (USA) of BMC Racing Team
2 – Andrew Talansky (USA) of Team Garmin-Sharp
3 – Tom Danielson (USA) of Team Garmin-Sharp

Stage 6: Loveland to Fort Collins

Peter Sagan wins stage 6 in Fort Collins & Tejay Van Garderen retains a commanding overall lead.

USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 6 podium

1 – Peter Sagan
2 – Luka Mezgec
3 – Greg Van Avermaet

Stage 7: Denver

Start Location: Denver
Finish Location: Denver
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Type: Circuit
Stage Length: 75 miles / 120.7 km
Estimated Finish: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Stage 7 Route Highlights

  • Civic Center Park neutral start on Broadway between 14th & Colfax
  • Course runs through LoDo and along Speer / Cherry Creek
  • Sprint at Finish line  – 6 laps to go, 17.8 miles ridden
  • Sprint at Finish line  – 4 laps to go, 36 miles ridden
  • Sprint at Finish line  – 2 laps to go, 54.2 miles ridden
  • Finish in Civic Center Park

Peter Sagan wins stage 7 in Denver & Tejay Van Garderen wins the overall USA Pro Challenge 2013.

USA Pro Challenge 2013 Stage 7 podium

1 – Peter Sagan
2 – Ryan Anderson
3 – Alessandro Bazzana