Great news for cycling fans waiting eagerly for some thrilling actions in the upcoming USA Pro Challenge 2013. World’s leading pro riders have confirmed to contend in USA’s toughest pro cycling race scheduled to start from August 19, 2013. The esteemed Colorado race has always been renowned to pull in top most professional riders from all over the world and it was no exception this time.
As per the reports, the US Pro Challenge 2013 will be having Chris Froome & Peter Sagan, World’s No.1 & No.2 riders in the race. It’s the first time for the current Tour de France champion and his team (Sky Procycling) to compete in the USA Pro Challenge which was initiated a couple of years back. The race will continue till August 25. Other than Sagan and Froome, the 2013 USA Pro Challenge will include five national champions at present to magnify the competitive edge. These are Hayden Roulsten, Fred Rodriguez, Luis E Lemus, Michael Schar & Michael Olsson. Besides, the race would also host six Olympic medalists & many cyclists who have been able to manage a stage victory at the France Tour.
US Pro Challenge owner Rick Schaden seemed much excited about the top world cyclists participating in his race. “The diverse cycling celebs contending in the Colorado race presents a fantastic scope to celebrate cycling on global level. As the event continues to gain momentum, we are hopeful about rising enthusiasm from fans & riders both- these impressive schedule surely testifies to that”, emphasized an ecstatic Schaden while speaking about the elite rosters for his race. “It’s to stress that the race is being recognized as a top leader in the sport of cycling at present. The very presence of France Tour winner Chris Froome in USA Pro Challenge is the live proof of the actual stature of the race now”.
The 2013 USA Pro Challenge race is scheduled to pass through 8 host cities assuring a scenic vista across Colorado Rockies.
In Feb, Bradley Wiggins confirmed that he would limit his racing using a Tenerife Training, instead of a Tirreno – Adriatico. With many of his arrivals, he joined the Tour de France in Oman and later confirmed that he would be going to Tenerife and would not be doing Paris-Nice or Tirreno. Wiggins has been to Tenerife many times as the high altitude and sea side training provides great convenience for him. Racing in Oman would be last of now and he had committed to it out of necessity,
Ahead of the Grand tours, Oman would be the last race he has committed and then would concentrate on his training for some time. After an absence for about two months, Wiggins returned back at the opening stage of the Tour of Poland. Earlier he had to force himself out because of a chest infection that he was suffering and 2013; he decided a defense at the Tour de France tile. On reaching the 58th position, he declared that he would not be taking part in the Vuelta a Espana as he wanted to work his way back to fitness. Last year he won the Olympic Individual time title. Lately in Mat 2013, Wiggins was ruled out from the Tour de Francis due to knee injury. The British Cyclist Challenge at the Giro dItalia faded, for which he was affected with knee problems and chest problems. In the 100the edition of tour de Francis, Wiggins was scheduled, but due to lack of training, he was not entertained. Because of that he could also not compete at the Criterium du Dauphine or the Tour of Switzerland.
It is a huge disappointment for Wiggins for not being there in a tour. Unless he gets completely fit and fine, he could not take up a game, which does make it a bit tough for him.
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