World’s Top Professional Cyclists Confirmed for 2012 USA Pro Challenge

Photo: Crested Butte Mountain Resort/Robb Pennie

Tour de France Winners and World Champions Set to Compete in America’s Toughest Cycling Race;  Stage 2 (August 21) finishes Mt. Crested Butte, sprint in Crested Butte

Marking one of the best fields ever assembled on American soil for a professional cycling race, the provisional team rosters* for the 2012 USA Pro Challenge have been confirmed. Taking place August 20-26, the race will travel through 12 host cities, taking riders and fans on a scenic tour through the Colorado Rockies. Emphasizing the competitive level of the field, the race will include six of the top 13 finishers from this year’s Tour de France:

  • Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) of Liquigas-Cannondale
  • Tejay Van Garderen (USA) of BMC Racing
  • Cadel Evans (AUS) of BMC Racing Team
  • Janez Brajkovic (SLO) from Astana Pro Team
  • and RadioShack-Nissan-Trek riders Andreas Kloden (GER) and Chris Horner (USA)

Plus, last year’s winner Levi Leipheimer of Omega Pharma-QuickStep (BEL) returning to defend hos title albeit with a different team!

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