The USA Pro Cycling Challenge, America's Race, has rolled into and out of town. The final stage will end in Denver on August, 24th. The race has seen some interesting weather conditions in the form of rain.
Stage 1 started in Aspen, CO for a circuit between Aspen and Snowmass Village. Stage 2 started in Aspen and finished in Crested Butte. Due to the weather and rain, the race was neutralized after the riders had descended Kebler Pass. The cyclists looked like mountain bikers with mud caked on their jerseys. Stage 3 took the riders from Gunnison to Monarch Pass. The competitors ripped around Colorado Springs in Stage 4. Stage 5 took the riders from Woodland Park to Breckenridge in some tough conditions and colder than normal temps for August.
Stage 6 was an individual time trial which Tejay van Garderen smashed the course record and the rest of the field. Finishing with a time of 24:26 and the only cyclist to break the 25 minute mark. Tommy Danielson finished 2nd with a time of 25:19. Third place was Serghei Tvetcov with a time of 25:34.
Tomorrow's finish should be exciting to watch if you are in the Denver Metro area. van Garderen has a commanding lead of 1 minute 32 seconds over the rest of the field. Anything can happen in cycling, but if all goes well, Tejay will be the 2014 USA Pro Cycling Challenge champion!