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2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Prologue
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Pro Challenge Experience Presented by UnitedHealthcare Offers Cycling Fans the Opportunity to Ride Like a Pro

Professional Cycling Race Introduces Mass-Participation Ride in Durango Before the World’s Best Cyclists Descend the Following Day Denver, Colo. – On Sunday Aug. 19, the Pro Challenge Experience Presented By UnitedHealthcare will give recreational and competitive cyclists the opportunity to challenge themselves against some of the most difficult and scenic terrain in the world. Utilizing portions of the USA Pro Challenge Stage 1 route, the Pro Challenge Experience will give people the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride like a pro. Featuring two distances, this historic bike ride and festival is open to cyclists of all ages. “The Pro Challenge Experience gives
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Quick Stepping Through the Tour – Chavanel Aggressive, Devenyns Top Finisher

Martin, Pineau, Velits Suffer Bad Luck Sylvain Chavanel took a chance in the Tour de France Stage 1 finish on the Category 4 Côte de Seraing — a 2.4km, 4.7% average gradient climb. Chavanel attacked up the ride side as Fabian Cancellara (Radioshack-Nissan), Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) and Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) were marking each other on the climb. If the move worked, Chavanel could have either reduced the 7 seconds he trailed Cancellara in the GC, or perhaps taken the Yellow Jersey. However, Chavanel couldn't sustain his power, and was overtaken by the group. Cancellara counter attacked, and Sagan
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Bazzana Takes Yellow Jersey with Stage Win at the Tour of Austria

Innsbruck, Austria - Team Type 1-Sanofi rider Alessandro Bazzana won a lung-busting uphill sprint to take his first professional victory on Sunday in stage one at the Tour of Austria. Bazzana, from Italy, said the hot, hilly circuit race around Innsbruck was dominated by his teammates, who guided him to the win over 153km. "In the final lap the peloton all came back together, and we talked among the team to find out who was feeling strong. I felt very good all day, and so Preidler got in front of me with 5k to go and took me all the
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Aspen Women’s Race Gains Title Sponsor

Aspen, Colo. – A passion for cycling, food and an active lifestyle is what led chefs and and restaurateurs Eric and Bruce Bromberg to sponsor the former Aspen Snowmass Women's Pro Challenge in Aspen, Colo. The newly-renamed “Blue Ribbon Alpine Challenge” will take place Aug. 20-22, at the same time as the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, also in Colorado. Blue Ribbon Restaurants are the creation of the Bromberg brothers and the Blue Ribbon Team. Race organizer and two-time U.S. elite national road champion Jessica Phillips said the Bromberg brothers are teaming up with other like-minded supporters – such as Exergy
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Crusher Attracts Top Names in Road, Mountain Bike and Cyclocross

Salt Lake City – A sold-out field and a collection of some of the biggest names in professional road, mountain bike and cyclo-cross for the Beaver County Travel Council "Crusher in the Tushar" presented by DNA Cycling have race promoter Burke Swindlehurst calling the second edition "a showdown of the disciplines.” The July 14 race traverses some of Utah’s highest dirt and paved roads and twice scales the high-alpine Tushar mountain range during 70 miles that include more than 10,000 feet of elevation. “I couldn’t be happier with the collection and diversity of riders we have lined-up for the race
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Slipstream Sports and Garmin Welcome Sharp As New Co-Title Sponsor As Team Gears Up for the Tour de France

Boulder, Colo. – Slipstream Sports, owners of the top professional cycling team dedicated to ethical sport and developing the next generation of cycling champions, today announced that it has added Sharp as a new, co-title sponsor of the team. Sharp is a world-leading technology provider, offering one of the widest portfolios of business and lifestyle products in markets across the globe. “In the year Sharp celebrates 100 years of creating unique technologies and products that bring genuine benefit to society, we are delighted to become Technology Partner to the most exciting team in one of the world’s most beautiful sports,
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