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USA Pro Challenge 2014 Stage 4 Colorado Springs

USA Pro Challenge 2014
USA Pro Challenge 2014Peter Wayne

Colorado Springs was the location of the first prologue for the USA Pro Challenge back in 2011. The race returns this time with a circuit race that again includes the steep climbs and descents in the scenic Garden of the Gods. The start and finish are in different location in Colorado Springs. The start will be at the historic Broadmoor Hotel and head to downtown via 21st Street and Colorado Avenue. After taking a lap downtown, the course returnes to Colorado Avenue with the Garden of the Gods as the destination.
The Garden of the Gods will challenge the racers with tight turns, steep climbs and fast downhills. This will all take place among the scenic background of red rock ‘hogbacks’ located throughout the park. The course between downtown and the Garden of the Gods will circuit for 4 laps before the final finish on Tejon St.

Quick Guide:
Start Time: 12:50pm
Approx End time: 3:28pm
Start Line – Lake Avenue near the Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs
Finish Line – Tejon Street, downtown Colorado Springs
Three sprints; Two King of the Mountain

Suggested View Points:
Start Line near the Broadmoor Hotel
Finish Line in downtown is also the Sprint line competition
Colorado Avenune between Cascade and Tejon Street where the race enters and exits the downtown loop.
King of the Mountain on Ridge Road in the Garden of the Gods
Crossroads at Colorado Avenue and 30th Street

*Road Closures –Details on road closures and detours can be seen posted on the Colorado Department of Transportation, Pro Challenge web page. Local road closure information is in the USAPCC Colorado Springs web site .