Breckenridge will host the Stage 2 finish and Stage 3 start of the seven-day USA Pro Challenge bike race in August 2013, race organizers announced Wednesday.
“It's very exciting,” Breckenridge Town Councilwoman Wendy Wolfe said.
“It's a great early Christmas present for the Town of Breckenridge.”
race, which drew millions of spectators in its first two years, will start its
third year in Aspen, with teams touring through Breckenridge to Steamboat
Springs, Beaver Creek, Vail and Loveland-Fort Collins before heading into Denver
for the Stage 7 finish.
“Riders now know there is no race in America
like the USA Pro Challenge, and these host cities help ensure cycling's world
stage returns to Colorado for seven days of grueling competition,” Pro Challenge
CEO and co-chairman Shawn Hunter stated in a release announcing the host cities.
“Each of these communities will be on an international stage as we partner with
them to ensure the USA Pro Challenge takes its place as America's greatest
For Breckenridge, the bike race has become a headline event of
the summer season, continuing to draw spectators numbering in the tens of