Great atmosphere in Mount Crested Butte for the finish of stage 2 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Re-live the exciting finish which saw Tejay Van Garderen (BMC), followed by Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda), come from nowhere to snatch victory from BMC team-mate Mathias Frank with 600m to go to the summit finish!
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!