Ride Like the Pros at the USA Pro Cycling Challengeby Bike tour guru
Lungs screaming as you race towards the sky. Legs burning as you push yourself, higher and higher. And higher still. Finally, sweat dripping down your face and your whole body begging for mercy, you crest the summit. Surveying your surroundings, you see the sign: Independence Pass, elevation 12,095 feet. No wonder that hurt so much. Then, on the road, an even more welcome sign: your DuVine guide waiting at the support van, an ice cold bottle of water and delicious snack in hand. The pain is over. On the Colorado Pro bike tour with Cannondale Tours powered by DuVine, that will always be the case. The suffering is for the bike, and the bike alone.
On Cannondale Tours' first ever Colorado cycling tour, we'll conquer the Colorado Rockies, following in the wake of the most challenging bike race in the United States: the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Every day we'll push ourselves and our trusty steeds, the Cannondale SuperSix, to the limit, riding over roads famed since the day's of Greg Lemond and the Coors Classic.
Accompanying us on our epic journey will be none other than Tim Johnson, the famed American cyclocross racer who was won three elite cyclocross national championships and currently rides for the CannondaleCyclocrossworld.com team. A professional both in the mud and on the road, Tim will be there not only to tackle the tough Colorado climbs with us, but to give us pointers on how the pros train and recover.
And we'll get to see the race from the best seats in the house. With direct access to riders on the Liquigas-Cannondale squad, we'll be right in the thick of things throughout the race, cheering on our favorite riders from behind the scenes and at the finish line. We'll be truly immersed in the world of professional cycling at its highest level. Can one of the riders in Liquigas green conquer the rest of the peloton? Or will an American like Tom Danielson or Tejay van Garderen reign supreme? You'll be there to find out.
The pros won't be doing all the riding, though, and we have an epic route planned for every day of this one of a kind cycling vacation. Whether you join us for the 2.5, 3, or 6-day tour, you'll be in for nothing short of the cycling tour of a lifetime. Rides like our queen stage, which features Independence pass, will cover as much as 74 miles of Colorado's greatest roads and gain as much as 6,293 feet of elevation. By week's end, we'll have climbed over 19,000 feet. Sound challenging enough for you?
And don't worry, as soon as we step off the bike not a single comfort will be overlooked. At night we'll sleep in extravagant hotels like Aspen's Little Nell and the Millennium in Denver. We'll refuel with gourmet meals that are equally delicious and rejuvenating, leaving us satisfied and prepared for the journey ahead. And of course, we'll have the full support you can expect on every DuVine bike tour, with van support every pedal stroke of the way.
Are you up for the challenge? Pack your bags and ride to find out.