USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 3 Finish Aspen – Covered the Spandex Invasion

Stage 3 of the USA Pro Challenge Bike Race took over Aspen.  The best bike racers in the world rolled over Independence Pass and invaded Aspen yesterday.  The grueling 130.5 mile  Silver Queen stage from Gunnison to Aspen included 9623 feet in vertical climbs and is generally considered the most difficult stage in the USA Pro, and it’s the highest bike race in the World.


The Final Results:

Stage 3

  • ·         First Place – Tom Danielson (USA) of Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda
  • ·         Second Place – Damiano Caruso (ITA) of Liquigas-Cannondale
  • ·         Third Place – Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) of RadioShack-Nissan-Trek


  • ·         Exergy Leader Jersey – Christian Vande Velde (USA) of Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda
  • ·         Waste Management Sprint Jersey – Damiano Caruso (ITA) of Liquigas-Cannondale
  • ·         Nissan King of the Mountains Jersey – Tom Danielson (USA) of Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda
  • ·         Aquadraat Best Young Rider Jersey – Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager
  • ·         Evolve Most Aggressive Rider Jersey – Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (COL)

Winning in Aspen. Tommy D.Stage 4, Aspen to Beaver Creek a 97.2 mile jaunt, including a return trip over Independence Pass kicks off at around 11.30 on Thursday.

The entire town of Aspen turned out for the 2nd annual USA Pro Challenge.  A labyrinth of road closings and temporary parking restrictions created a little havoc for the locals, but general consensus indicates that the course was much better laid out and less intrusive than last year.  The races and corresponding bicycle circus, including a bike expo, food trucks, music and sponsors row was packed and very well received.  Everybody had a blast.

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