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Where to watch Colorado’s 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge

  • By Brian Holcombe
  • Published Aug. 15, 2011
  • Updated Aug. 15, 2011 at 9:11 AM EDT

Stage 3, August 25: East Vail Time Trial

The 10 miles between Vail and the finish of the stage 3 time trial are perhaps the most decisive of the race. If a rider can’t recover from the previous day’s 130 miles, he could lose minutes. Equipment choice will be key — riders will have to weigh aerodynamics against weight, particularly if the down-valley winds crank up.

Stage Facts:

  • Start: 1 p.m. (MDT)
  • Distance: 10 miles
  • Total climb: 1,783 feet.
  • Estimated Finish: 3:45 pm (MDT)
  • Start: Vail Village
  • Finish: Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail on Vail Pass
  • TV: Versus Pre-show at 1:30 pm; Live Race at 2 pm; Post-show at 9 pm (MDT)
  • Downloads: Map (pdf) | Spectator Guide (pdf)

Stage 3: Vail time trial

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Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe is the editor of VeloNews.com. Holcombe joined VeloNews in 2009 following years spent introducing students to whitewater kayaking and working in avalanche control, among other more risky ventures. A Master of PR and Marketing Communications, his graduate work at the University of Denver focused on innovation, digital media management and custom publishing. Holcombe is a CSU Ram fan and proud parent, and has been accused of attacking too much on the VN lunch ride. Follow him on Twitter @FCBrian.

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