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USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Steamboat Springs
Publication Date: July 22, 2011
STEAMBOATPROCYCLING.COM GOES LIVE
CO-APRIL 12, 2011-Fresh off the starting line, the Steamboat Springs
Local Organizing Committee launched the new SteamboatProCycling.com website
highlighting the events surrounding the two stages Steamboat-Bike Town, U.S.A.
will host during the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge, August 26 & 27,
“This site will be the source
for information on all the events, festivities, and ancillary activities as
well as the two Steamboat stages taking place during the inaugural USA ProCycling Challenge,” said Jim Schneider,
chairman of the Local Organizing Committee. “The unique event provides an
international opportunity to shine the spotlight on the SteamboatSprings
community; drive visitation to the Yampa
Valley; and, further the overall Bike Town, U.S.A.
The new site is the one-source for local information about Steamboat’s two stages, daily schedules, community and lodging, sponsorships, involvement and news. Over the coming months, the site will contain the latest materials on local aspects of the race, impacts and informational notices. In addition, stay up-to-date on pending news such as television and route announcements as well as key messages via the site’s email list.
Steamboat Springs is the only community to host both a finish and start stage during the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, riding into the Yampa Valley over August 26 & 27. Stage 4 brings the peloton from Avon to Steamboat Springs on Friday; followed by Stage 5 which whisks the riders from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge.
“Being awarded two stages of such a large-caliber professional race, we can really set Steamboat apart and do something very special during this inaugural event,” continued Schneider. “This race will be unlike any sporting event we’ve seen in Steamboat Springs or for that matter, Colorado; and, will put Steamboat-Bike Town USA on the international cycling destination map for years to come.”
The 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge is an international pro-cycling event set to take place in Colorado August 22-28, 2011. Announced by legendary road racing cyclist Lance Armstrong, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, and race officials on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol on August 4, 2010, the seven-day race is expected to be the largest spectator event in Colorado history and one of the largest sporting events to ever take place in the United States.
This event will put 128 of the world’s best professional cyclists from 16 teams, including Team RadioShack, HTC-Highroad, Team Garmin-Cervélo, BMC Racing Team, Liquigas-Cannondale, Team Leopard Trek, UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team, Team Type 1-sanofi aventis, Skil-Shimano, and Team Spidertech Powered By C10 to the test like never before.
The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is the most demanding bike race ever held on American soil, with racers experiencing breathless altitudes, day after day. The race is on the level of the Tour de France, bringing the high speeds, danger and adrenaline of professional biking to elevations over 2 miles high in some of the most picturesque terrain in the world—the Colorado Rocky Mountains.