VAIL - The last time the USA Pro Challenge visited Vail, the Time Trial was decided by 58 hundredths of a second.
Competition will be equally fierce this time around, but the names may change a bit.
The course's roots are in Colorado racing lore and trace back to the Coors Classic. Starting in Vail and climbing most of the way up Vail Pass, the route is no easy proposition, even for the best racers on earth.
The gentle grades of the first half of the course give way to a steady climb for the last three miles.
But it takes more than legs on this strategic course; go too hard early and the climb may kill your chances, but conserve too much for the climb and the leaderboard may be out of reach.
Find out more about the time trial here: http://bit.ly/1d8E7rp.
Janier Acevedo of Colombia won the hilly and rainy fourth stage of the USA Pro Challenge on Thursday, and Tejay van Garderen finished second to take the overall lead. Jens Voight won the Most Courageous rider on Wednesday. Peter Sagan of Team Cannondale holds on to the Green Sprint jersey and Matt Cooke stays in the KMO jersey. Mathias Fränk won Stage 2 on Tuesday, and Sagan won Stage 1 of the USA Pro Challenge in Aspen on Monday.
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