The USA Pro Cycling Challenge has officially announced the twelve host cities for the 2012 edition of the Colorado stage race. The race will visit four new cities this year with stops in Durango, Telluride, Montrose, and Boulder. The second annual USA Pro Cycling Challenge will take place 20-26 August 2012. The race will open with a stage running from Durango to Telluride and finish in Denver with an individual time trial, which sends the course on a diagonal track across the state. The race organizers hope that moving the time trial to the final day will keep the general classification in suspense until the bitter end. The USA Pro Cycling Challenge has also upgraded to a UCI 2.HC ranking for 2012.
Here are your host cities for the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge:
Monday, Aug. 20 Stage 1 Durango – Telluride
Tuesday, Aug. 21 Stage 2 Montrose – Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte
Wednesday, Aug. 22 Stage 3 Gunnison – Aspen
Thursday, Aug. 23 Stage 4 Aspen – Beaver Creek/Vail Valley
Friday, Aug. 24 Stage 5 Breckenridge – Colorado Springs
Saturday, Aug. 25 Stage 6 Golden – Boulder
Sunday, Aug. 26 Stage 7/ITT Denver
The race organization expects to announce more details about the route in the Spring.