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2012 USA Pro Challenge wrap-up reading and ogling

September 11, 2012

Line-up at Golden start, Stage 6 of 2012 USA Pro Challenge

Relive memories or discover emotions, scenery, and behind the scenes team strategy you may have missed during the action-packed week of Colorado racing that was the 2012 USA Pro Challenge. Find it here in this compilation of stories, photos, and videos about the race.


How seven riders redeemed themselves at this year’s USA Pro Challenge, by ProVéloPassion.

From the Denver Post, a summary of how the course worked out and what riders thought of it, comments on crowd sizes, and some ideas for next year’s course.

The New York Times explores how an older rider, Christian Vande Velde of Garmin-Sharp, holds off the young ones to win the overall, even as the young ones show their strength.

Garmin-Sharp team kitchen truck set up in Mt. Crested Butte. On the menu: beef stew, spinach rice, and jicama carrot slaw.

Garmin-Sharp’s aggressive racing surprised those used to traditional racing strategy. Bicycling discusses how their strategy unfolded.

A list of six lessons Outside Magazine Online gleaned from a week of Colorado racing.


Thirty-eight of what the Denver Post’s photographers considered their best photos from the race.

A stage by stage set of photo galleries from Cyclingnews.

Video and photo gallery produced by the race with lots of amazing close-ups and a variety of shots from racing action to fans to scenery.


Stage by stage summaries composed by the race, on YouTube.

Have it all

Commentary on race action by stage, standings, course profiles, and photos all reside on the TourTracker.

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