DENVER - If you plan to drive around the Denver area Sunday, expect to encounter some major road closures.
The USA Pro Challenge is in its final stage and riders will ride eight laps right through downtown Denver, including LoDo, Civic Center Park and City Park.
Sunday's race will cover just over 70 miles and will start and finish in front of the state capitol.
The race kicks off at 12:55 p.m. and is expected to end around 4 p.m.
Some road closures are already in place. Those include closures at Bannock, from Colfax through 13th Avenue; on Broadway from 19th Avenue to 13th Avenue; and then on 14th Avenue from Cherokee to Lincoln Avenue.
Slovakia's Peter Sagan recovered from intestinal problems to race to his third stage victory in the USA Pro Challenge, and American Tejay van Garderen kept the overall lead Saturday with one day left in the seven-stage event.
Sagan, riding for Cannondale, completed the 115.2-mile leg from Loveland to Fort Collins in 4 hours, 1 minute, 33 seconds. He won the first and third stages, then had intestinal problems in the fourth stage.
Van Garderen, the BMC rider from Bozeman, Mont., maintained his 1:30 advantage over teammate Mathias Frank of Switzerland with a main-pack finish.
American Tom Danielson of Garmin-Sharp remained third overall, 1:42 back.
Slovakia's Luka Mezgec of Argos-Shimano of Slovakia finished second in the stage, a bike-length behind.
For more information on closures and the race, visit http://www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com/.
(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation with The Associated Press)