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USA Pro Challenge

Team BMC takes the yellow

MOUNT CRESTED BUTTERound 2 to BMC.BMC, with an assist to the delegation from Colombia.Tejan van Garderen of Boulder and the BMC team sneaked away from the chase peloton late and executed a perfect...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Hickenlooper fires the first shot, Farrar the last

With a pop from Governor John Hickenlooper’s starter’s pistol, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge began rolling through Durango toward its intended Stage 1 target of Telluride, where...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Score Stage 1 for Garmin

TELLURIDERound 1 to Garmin.The home-turf cyclists from Colorado-based Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda, led by Fort Lewis College graduate Tom Danielson, pressed the pace and created chaos from the start...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango gets plenty of on-air kisses

They say the camera adds 10 pounds. But yesterday afternoon, NBC Sports Network, which bought exclusive rights to broadcast the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, made little Durango look like a municipal...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wherry awhirl pre-USA Pro Challenge

Chris Wherry, amid a prerace flurry of activity at Fort Lewis College, briskly walked toward the Student Center on the FLC campus.Once he made eye contact with a lone cyclist stopped at an...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Amateur cyclists get a ‘pro’ experience

Amateur bicyclists had a chance to feel the thrill of the pack when they participated in Sunday’s USA Pro Challenge Experience. More than 250 riders registered for the ride that started at 7 a.m....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shuttles available today Free parking at high school, mall, college, Twin Buttes

Race day dilemma: Where to park in Durango?In an effort to simplify parking on race day, organizers of Durango’s opening USA Pro Cycling Challenge stage developed a parking shuttle plan.Free...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Street closures today

2-11 a.m.: Downtown closed within the perimeter (Main Avenue to Fifth Street to East Third Avenue to 12th Street), and Narrow Gauge east to East Third Avenue (southbound only); Narrow Gauge closed...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

The world is watching: Race Day 1

So you want to check out today’s big race?Here’s a rundown on how to make the most of race day in Durango, the start of the seven-day USA Pro Cycling Challenge.First, and foremost, the race starts...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pros race, Durango parties

Thousands of spectators turned out Monday for a blazing start to the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a seven-day, 683-mile race from Durango to Denver.While turnout was strong, the number of tourists in...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lock up the animals, the race is here

If you live in downtown Durango, you might want to keep the cat inside Monday morning.That’s when Durango’s streets, avenues, alleys and byways will entertain the world’s top cyclists in the...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

BMC and Garmin drip deep with talent

There’s no denying an underlying fact of this year’s USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a fact that even riders from other teams couldn’t avoid pointing out.Team BMC and Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda are...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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