2012 edition of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge coming to Montrose

The 2012 edition of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge will cover some familiar ground and take in some new territory, organizers announced on Thursday.

The August 20th-26th race through Colorado will add cycling hotspots Boulder and Durango to the menu, along with Montrose and Telluride, as it winds its way from Durango to Denver.

“By incorporating iconic cycling cities like Boulder and Durango in our second-year race we will further build the virtual postcard for the state of Colorado that we established in our inaugural year,” said CEO Shawn Hunter.

One of the shortest stages of the week, a mix of old and new awaits the racers on this second stage of 99 miles.  The first 65 miles has a bit of a sting with the short but challenging climbs over Cerro Summit and Blue Mesa Summit making for early launch pads for the breakaway specialists.

Enjoy this amazing event as it passes through Montrose, CO.