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Stage 3: Tom Danielson Wins the Epic Gunnison to Aspen Stage

August 22nd, 2012

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is the biggest and most challenging bike race ever held on U.S. territory. This year, it’s back with a vengeance. Starting August 20, for seven consecutive days, some of the best cyclists from around the world will take on 683 miles of the Rocky Mountains and ride through some of Colorado’s most beautiful cities. Osprey is proud to be the official pack sponsor of the Challenge and will be bring you photos from each day’s events right here on the Osprey Bike Blog.

Congratulations to Tom Danielson! He blazed through the finish line first to a roaring crowd in Aspen today. The epic Gunnison to Aspen stage features two of the highest climbs in professional racing, the 131-mile Queen Stage—the longest stage of the entire week—and a monster 12,000-foot summit on the famed Independence Pass before a wild descent into Aspen. Needless to say, it was an exciting day of racing!

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Stage 1: USA Pro Cycling Challenge Kicks Off—Durango to Telluride

August 20th, 2012

Tyler Farrar crosses the Stage 1 finish line in Telluride, Colorado. Photo: Chris Horton

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is the biggest and most challenging bike race ever held on U.S. territory. This year, it’s back with a vengeance. Starting August 20, for seven consecutive days, some of the best cyclists from around the world will take on 683 miles of the Rocky Mountains and ride through some of Colorado’s most beautiful cities. Osprey is proud to be the official pack sponsor of the Challenge and will be bring you photos from each day’s events right here on the Osprey Bike Blog.

Tyler Farrar won Stage 1 of the second annual USA Pro Challenge today. The opening stage was anything but tame, with challenges hitting cyclists right away. Starting with a 5-mile loop that encompasses most of Durango, Colorado, the riders headed up hill and out of town and toward Telluride. After a second Sprint Line in the town of Dolores, racers started the gradual canyon climb that lasted more than 30 miles, eventually taking them up and over Lizard Head Pass at 10,222 feet. After the climbers’ first test of the week, they blazed down a 15-mile descent into the narrow streets of Telluride to finish stage one and the first 125 miles of the race.

Congratulations to Farrar and all of the riders who showed us what they had today, we’re excited for a full week of these kinds of performances!

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Vintage Tour de France Photos

July 20th, 2011

The Tour de France wraps up this weekend, and we couldn’t help but feature a few vintage photos that capture the essence of this classic race.

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Road Bike Racing for Dummies

April 7th, 2011

Cycling is quite the diverse world. It amazes me that there are so many different aspects to the sport. There is road, mountain, track, BMX, cyclocross and more. All of these sports are great participant and spectator sports to be involved with!

Let’s go through how professional road racing works. At the helm of all bicycle compeition is the UCI, the Olympic governing body for cycling. They have set out the rules and calendars for various levels of cycling.

At the top is the ProTour Teams. These teams are ranked the top 20 in the world, have minimum salaries for riders and are automatically invited to the most prestigious races in the world.

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