USA Pro Cycle Challenge Updates
With the USA Pro Cycle Challenge coming to Telluride in just a little over a month, Telluride and Mountain Village are beginning to gear-up for the stage one finish on August 20th. Today the USA Pro Challenge teams were released with the 2011 USA Pro Cycle champion Levi Leipheimer and the 2011 Tour de France winner Cadel Evans welcomed back.
Top to bottom: Levi Leipheimer, Cadel Evans (click on each photo to watch a video about the cyclists)
The race wll feature 16 of the world's best professional cycling teams comprised of UCI Pro, Pro Continental and Continental teams. Last year, the race featured some of the best athletes in the sport. After taking first place in the 2011 USA Pro Challenge and the Tour de Suisse, Levi Leipheimer (USA) of Omega Pharma-QuickStep will be returning to the seven-day stage race to defend his title. 2011 Tour de France champion Cadel Evans (AUS) of BMC Racing Team also will be competing in the race, as well as his teammate and last year’s fifth place finisher George Hincapie (USA). A former three-time national road champion who is currently participating in a record 17th Tour de France, Hincapie will cap off his professional cycling career with the 2012 USA Pro Challenge.
George Hincape (click on photo to watch news clip about Hincape retirement)
Check-out this "Stage One" video and learn more about the athlete's challenging first leg of their race from Durango to Telluride.
Read the full press release about the 2012 Pro Cycle Teams here.