Tour de France Podium Finishers Set To Race In Colorado

This is cool

Cadel Evans, who won the Tour de France on Sunday, is scheduled to race in Colorado’s inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge, race co-chairman Shawn Hunter said Thursday.

Evans’ entry means the Cycling Challenge will likely have the top three finishers from this year’s Tour de France, marking the first time in American cycling history that an entire Tour de France podium competed in an American race in the same year.

Three-time runner-up Andy Schleck and his brother, Frank, who finished second and third in France, will compete, according to a Versus network report Sunday.

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is a cycling stage race set in the beautiful Colorado mountains running August 22-29, 2011.  Although U.S. mountain roads are typically not as narrow or steep as those in Europe, they go up to lung-busting altitude through equally breath-taking terrain.

I have long thought that the U.S. needs a great cycling tour, and we certainly have the geography for it in Colorado.  I hope this tour succeeds.

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Published in: on July 29, 2011 at 1:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

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