USA Pro Challenge is next in line of prestigious cycling events after Tour of Denmark that ended on August 4. The upcoming cycling event has already came up with its participant list that was declared on august 7.
As per the list the event is going to have both world’s No.1 & No.2 riders in the championship- Chris Froome and Peter Sagan respectively. Froome is the 2013 Tour de France hero while Sagan is the Sprint Jersey winner from the elite championship.
Froome hails from Sky Procycling while Sagan is one of the most distinguished members of Cannondale. USA Pro Challenge is a 7-stage race which is scheduled to run from August 19 to 25. The race will be taking place around Colorado.
Chris Froome will be appearing in 2013 USA Pro Challenge from the very first day of the race in Aspen, and the betting makes him the firm favourite. The famous Colorado race is going to be his 1st appearance since his triumph in the Tour de France this year. He would be joined by R Porte, the man who helped speed him across the French mountainous tracks.
In regards to the other racers participating in USA Pro Challenge, the race officials mentioned about 5 latest national champions apart from Froome & Sagan. These include Fred Rodriguez from USA, Luis E Lemus (MEX), H Roulsten (NZL), M Olsson (SWE) & M Schär (SUI). Added to these national champions, the Colordo race would be hosting 6 ace Olympic medalists & multiple cyclists who have been able to bag stage wins at the recent Tour de France.
USA Pro Challenge will include the eminent BMC Racing Team which is spearheaded by T V Garderen. However, Taylor Phinney, the pro American rider who triumphed at the Colorado race last years will not be participating in the USA Challenge this time.