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USA Pro Challenge Adds First Ever Mountain Top Finish in CO

The USA Pro Challenge Cycling Race, Colorado's biggest bike race, just announced the 2014 route that will cover 550 miles from August 18-24. Billed as the biggest spectator event in Colorado, the race visits some of the state's best ski towns, including a start in Aspen, a visit to Crested Butte and Breckenridge, a time trail in Vail, and several brutal climbs before it finishes in Denver on August 24. The highlight of the tour might be the third-stage climb up Monarch Mountain which will pass Monarch ski area and top out at a lung-busting 11,300 feet. Expect some fireworks as this stage finish is nearly twice as high as any other stage race, including the Tour de France. Yowza.

· USA Pro Challenge [Official Site]
· USA Pro Challenge to feature Monarch Mountain [USA Today]