Here’s a guide to the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado

Tom Danielson is a home state favorite in the Can't be in Colorado Springs when the

Can’t be in Colorado Springs for the start of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Monday? Watch it at 4 p.m. EDT on Versus.

Who will win? That’s anyone’s guess. It could be Levi Leipheimer, who just survived intense heat and difficult climbs to win the Tour of Utah. Or how about Cadel Evans? Sure, he has spent a lot of time celebrating his victory in the Tour de France, but he told Cycling News recently he was expecting good form in Colorado. Of course, Andy and Frank Schleck both would like to improve on their second and third place finishes at the Tour. And finally, don’t forget home-state favorite Tom Danielson, who many consider the REAL favorite, according to this Denver Post story.

Soon, all this speculation will be unnecessary as the riders take to the high country. Here are some links to help you enjoy the race either live or on TV:

  • The course: From Prologue to high country, here’s where the race will be contested in Crested Butte, Aspen, Vail, Steamboat Sprigs and more. Get maps, elevation gain information and video.
  • Teams: Who’s racing? The entire list of competitors.
  • History: This isn’t the first pro cycling race in Colorado. Learn about the Red Zinger Classic and the Coors Classic.
  • The basics: Visit the race’s official web site for all the details.
  • The jerseys: See what the leader, top climber and sprinters will be wearing/
  • Coverage: Keep up with the race on the Denver Post website.
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