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USA Pro Cycling Challenge (HC), USA

Winners, podium, distance, average speed

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The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is a professional stage race held in August in Colorado. Colorado was the site of one of the U.S. first truly important stage races of the modern era, the Coors Classic, run from 1980 to 1988.

The first edition was held in 2011 and was sponsored by by Quiznos, and in fact was originally named the "Quiznos Pro Challenge".

Originally classified as a 2.1 level race by the UCI, it was upgraded to HC in 2012 and is part of the UCI America Tour. The only American races given HC status are the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, The Tour of Utah and the Tour of California.

The 2013 edition had seven stages, of which Peter Sagan won four.

After the cancellation of the 2016 edition, the organizers were unable to find new sponsors and the race was folded.

In 2017 a new Colorado race was run, the "Colorado Classic".

Year 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Distance Average
2011 Levi Leipheimer
20hr 0min 24sec
Christian Vande Velde
@ 11sec
Tejay Van Garderen
@ 17sec
826.5 km
513.57 miles
41.311 km/hr
2012 Christian Vande Velde
25hr 57min 34sec
Tejay Van Gardeen
@ 21sec
Levi Leipheimer
@ 24sec
1098.6 km 42.320 km/hr
2013 Tejay Van Garderen
22hr 38min 48sec
Mathias Frank
@ 1min 30sec
Tom Danielson
@ 1min 42sec
954.5 km 42.147
2014 Tejay Van Garderen
20hr 5min 42sec
Tom Danielson
@ 1min 32sec
Serghei Tvetcov
@ 1min 45sec
845.1 km 42.055
2015 Rohan Dennis
23hr 53min 44sec
Brent Bookwalter
@ 40sec
Rob Britton
@ 1min 31sec
1008 km 42.18
2016 Race Cancelled