Bicycling Magazine 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge: Prologue (Colorado Springs) - August 22 

The opening day of racing will sort the general classification battle with a 5.1-mile prologue from the towering red rocks of Garden of the Gods downhill into downtown Colorado Springs.

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Author: Bicycling Magazine
Date: 15 Aug 2011 2:33:19 PM
Activity: Bicycling
State: Colorado (CO)
Distance: 5.1 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 35 ft
Total Loss: 418 ft
Net Change: -383 ft
Difficulty: 1 / 10
Tags: 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Colorado, Colorado Springs, Tour of Colorado, USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Rating: Unrated   Rate it

Analysis by Joe Lindsey, blogger and Colorado Resident
Technically, yes, the route does gain 62 feet, but almost all of that is right at the finish. Riders will actually DROP 400 vertical feet, on a fast, technical TT course that will challenge handling skills. The main goal here will simply be not to lose much time, and to stay upright.

Note: Stage route, exact start/finish, and sprints/climbs have been approximated from information provided by Actual stage may vary slightly.

Prologue: Monday, August 22 – Colorado Springs
Stage 1: Tuesday, August 23 – Salida to Crested Butte
Stage 2: Wednesday, August 24 – Gunnison to Aspen
Stage 3: Thursday, August 25 – Vail
Stage 4: Friday, August 26 – Avon to Steamboat Springs
Stage 5: Saturday, August 27 – Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge
Stage 6: Sunday, August 28 – Golden to Denver


Position Format: Datum:

Prologue Track

Distance: 5.10 mi Points: 65
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
# Distance Instruction Distance to next
1 1.48 mi Turn left onto W Pikes Peak Av Then go 0.91 mi
2 2.39 mi Turn right onto S 29th St Then go 0.06 mi
3 2.45 mi Turn left onto W Colorado Ave Then go 2.25 mi
4 4.70 mi Continue straight to stay on W Colorado Av

Points of Interest

Prologue: Start

Location: 38.876969, -104.877934

Prologue: Finish

Location: 38.832592, -104.827074

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