USA PRO CYCLING CHALLENGE STAGE 4: ASPEN TO BEAVER CREEK RACING & FESTIVITIES

STAGE 4: ASPEN TO BEAVER CREEK – THURSDAY, AUG. 23

Stage 4 is all about Elevation, as much of the course sits above 9,000 feet. A difficult climbing finish could result in the fourth leader change in as many days.

ASPEN

11:35 AM Race Start Downtown Aspen

Those who conquered Independence Pass on stage 3 will see it again very early in stage 4; the climb starts almost immediately after neutral laps through downtown Aspen and will be an ideal launching pad for a breakaway. Anyone who is brave enough to attack over Independence Pass will be faced with more than 75 miles of racing at altitude.

Thursday, August 23:

  • 9am-11:30am      Start Festival & Autograph Alley
  • 11am                       National Anthem
  • 11:35am                USA Pro Challenge Start!

Leadville

Along the way they will compete for a sprint in the town of Leadville — the highest incorporated city in the U.S. at 10,152 feet. Next on the agenda will be the Continental Divide at Tennessee Pass (10,424 feet) and the KOM at Battle Mountain, then the rolling run in towards the final climb to Beaver Creek.

Beaver Creek

Expected Time of Arrival 3:30pm

Passing through the 2011 start city of Avon, the peloton will face a stiff 2.5-mile climb that rises almost 1,000 feet to the ski resort of Beaver Creek. With this fierce climb on the route, the finale is sure to produce exciting racing, especially among those fighting for the overall lead.

Pro Art Challenge Begins                              11:35AM – When first cyclinst finishes

Chromoly Bike Building Competition                                                     1:00PM – 2:30PM

Cookie Time!                                                                                                     3:00PM

Stage 4 Finish (Beaver Creek Village)                                            Est. 3:30PM

US Pro Cycling Awards Ceremony (Centennial Stage)                    Immediately Following First Finisher

International Costume Contest Awards (Plaza Stage)                     4:30PM

Chromoly Bike Building Winner Announced                                       4:40PM

Chris Duarte Concert Begins                                                                      5:00PM

Beaver Creek Village Bike Expo Ends                                                     6:00PM

Chris Duarte Concert Ends                                                                          6:30PM

Post-Race Celebration Begins                                                                    6:30PM

*Look for Bar/Restaurant Specials

We will be in Beaver Creek! Where will you be?

~MTN Town Magazine

PHOTO CREDITS: Getty Images, USA Pro Cycling Challenge

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