April 4, 2012

USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2012 Route Released

USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2012 Route August 20-26 683 Miles 9 Mountain Passes 42,000' Combined Elevation GainElevation Gain

The 2012 US Pro Cycling Challenge is set to takeover the mountains of Colorado in 7 stages, August 20-26.  We knew the host cities, now we know the specifics of the race.  Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte will host the finish of Stage 2.  Gunnison will host the start of Stage 3.  Where are you going to watch?

First, we have the Mt. Crested Butte finish video from last year’s Stage 1.  The sprint through Crested Butte and the uphill finish in Mt. Crested Butte (skip to 6:00 for the mountain) are really awesome examples of how Crested Butte throws down for sporting events and supports athletes.  Following that we have the stage maps and elevation profiles for the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge.  Click for the full images.

Thanks to USA Pro Cycling Challenge for the maps and profiles.  Check their website for more info!

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2. Will Dujardin
Will Dujardin is our content editor at West Elk Project. He competes in big mountain competitions and coaches the Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team. Skiing is his life and he likes to mix it with other fun things like DH mountain biking and traveling.