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Published on Thursday, August 8, 2013

Chris Froome Competes in the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado

Chris Froome, winner of this year's Tour de France, is heading for Colorado this month to take part in this year's USA Pro Cycling Challenge, as part of Team Sky.

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a professional road cycling stage race, known for incredible altitudes and spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery, is back for its third year. The race commences in Aspen on August 19 and ends in Denver on Aug. 25, 2013, travelling through eight host cities across Colorado. For seven consecutive days, the world's top athletes race through the Colorado Rockies reaching higher altitudes than they've ever had to endure before and cycling nearly 600 miles during the race.

Froome heads a strong Team Sky line-up which includes his Tour de France team mates Peter Kennaugh, Richie Porte and Kanstantsin Siutsou plus American riders Ian Boswell, Joe Dombrowski and Danny Pate. Josh Edmondson rounds out a formidable eight-man squad, as Team Sky make their debut in the race that features 16 of the world's top professional cycling teams from eight countries.

The race combines climbing, sprints and a time trial and was won in 2012 by RadioShack Leopard Trek. Host cities in 2013 will be Aspen, Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs, Beaver Creek, Vail, Loveland, Fort Collins and Denver.

 About the USA Pro Challenge

Referred to as "America's Race," the USA Pro Challenge will take place August 19-25, 2013 and travel through eight host cities from Aspen to Denver. For seven consecutive days, the world's top athletes race through the majestic Colorado Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they've ever had to endure. After attracting more than 1 million spectators in 2012, making it one of the largest cycling events in U.S. history and the largest spectator event in the history of the State of Colorado, the USA Pro Challenge is back for 2013. Featuring a challenging, 599-mile course, the third annual race will spotlight the best of the best in professional cycling and some of America's most beautiful scenery.

More information can be found online at and on Twitter at @USAProChallenge. # # #


Note to Editors:         

Colorado is a four-season destination offering unparalleled adventure and recreational activities, an abundant arts scene, Western heritage, distinctive cuisine, and 25 renowned ski resort areas. The state's scenic landscape boasts natural hot springs, the headwaters of four major rivers, many peaceful lakes and reservoirs, eleven national parks and monuments, and 58 mountain peaks that top 14,000 feet.


Further information and images are available by contacting:

Fiona Pettitt

Cellet PR

08456 020 574

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