With six stages in the books, the 2014 USA Pro Challenge will head to the Front Range for the final stage from Boulder to Denver.
While last year’s final stage was a fairly tame — albeit high speed — circuit through downtown Denver, this year’s 78-mile course looks to present one final challenge.
From Boulder riders will head to Golden, then up and around Lookout Mountain (7,320 feet) before coming back through Golden. From there the riders charge toward Denver for a shortened version of last year’s circuit course.
The race’s final miles will take place on a three-and-a-half-lap route through portions of downtown.
Teams and organizers don’t expect a big GC shakeup on this final day — barring a major mechanical issue — but they anticipate a fast-paced ride with non-GC contenders looking for a stage win.
The race will start in Boulder at 12:30 p.m. and is expected to finish in Denver at around 3:50 p.m.
Live television coverage will start on NBCSN from noon to 2 p.m. and continue on NBC from 2 to 4 p.m. The race can be streamed online at www. usaprocyclingchallenge.com.