2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge

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2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge
2011–2012 UCI America Tour
Race details
DatesAugust 20–26, 2012
Stages7
Winning time25h 57' 34"
Results
Winner  Christian Vande Velde (USA) (Garmin–Sharp)
  Second  Tejay van Garderen (USA) (BMC Racing Team)
  Third  Levi Leipheimer (USA) (Omega Pharma–Quick-Step)

Mountains  Jens Voigt (GER) (RadioShack–Nissan)
Youth  Joseph Dombrowski (USA) (Bontrager–Livestrong)
Sprints  Tyler Farrar (USA) (Garmin–Sharp)
  Team RadioShack–Nissan
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The 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge was the second edition of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge stage race.[1][2][3] The race took place from August 20–26, and was rated as a 2.HC event on the UCI America Tour. The race began in Durango, wound its way through the Rocky Mountains at heights of up to 12,000 feet (3,700 m), and finished in the streets of downtown Denver.[4][5]

Americans swept the podium, with Christian Vande Velde winning the race, Tejay van Garderen finishing second, and Levi Leipheimer finishing third.[6][7]

Participating teams[edit]

Included in the participating team rosters were many of the top 2012 Tour de France riders; Vincenzo Nibali (3rd), Tejay van Garderen (5th), Cadel Evans (7th), Janez Brajkovic (9th), Andreas Klöden (11th), Chris Horner (13th), Levi Leipheimer (32nd), and Christian Vande Velde (60th). The USA Pro Cycling Challenge invited six UCI ProTeams, and UCI Professional Continental Teams; as well as five UCI Continental Teams.[8]

Stage Results[edit]

Stage results
Stage Date Route Terrain Length Winner
1 20 August Durango - Telluride Medium-mountain stage 125.6 mi (202.1 km)  Tyler Farrar (USA)
2 21 August Montrose - Crested Butte Mountain stage 99.2 mi (159.6 km)  Tejay van Garderen (USA)
3 22 August Gunnison - Aspen Mountain stage 130.5 mi (210.0 km)  Tom Danielson (USA)
4 23 August Aspen - Beaver Creek Mountain stage 97.2 mi (156.4 km)  Jens Voigt (GER)
5 24 August Breckenridge - Colorado Springs Medium-mountain stage 117.9 mi (189.7 km)  Tyler Farrar (USA)
6 25 August Golden - Boulder Mountain stage 103.3 mi (166.2 km)  Rory Sutherland (AUS)
7 26 August Denver Individual time trial 9.5 mi (15.3 km)  Taylor Phinney (USA)

Stage 1[edit]

August 20, 2012 — Durango, to Telluride, 125.6 miles (202.1 km)

The opening road race for the pro challenge began in Durango.

Rider Team Time
1  Tyler Farrar (USA) Yellow jerseyGreen jersey EF Education–EasyPost 4h 42' 48"
2  Alessandro Bazzana (ITA) Team Type 1–Sanofi s.t
3  Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team s.t
4  Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy s.t
5  Rory Sutherland (AUS) UnitedHealthcare s.t
6  Gavin Mannion (USA) White jersey Bontrager–Livestrong s.t
7  Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1–Sanofi s.t
8  Alex Candelario (USA) Yellow-bibbed jersey Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies s.t
9  Chris Horner (USA) RadioShack–Nissan s.t
10  Camilo Castiblanco (COL) EPM-UNE s.t

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Stage 2[edit]

August 21, 2012 — Montrose to Crested Butte, 99.2 miles (159.6 km)

Rider Team Time
1  Tejay van Garderen (USA) Yellow jersey BMC Racing Team 3h 52' 24"
2  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Yellow-bibbed jersey Garmin–Sharp s.t
3  Ivan Rovny (RUS) RusVelo + 6"
4  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 8"
5  Ramiro Rincón (COL) EPM-UNE + 8"
6  Damiano Caruso (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale + 12"
7  Alessandro Bazzana (ITA) Team Type 1–Sanofi + 12"
8  Chris Horner (USA) RadioShack–Nissan + 12"
9  Janez Brajkovic (SLO) Astana + 12"
10  Lucas Euser (USA) SpiderTech–C10 + 12"

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Stage 3[edit]

August 22, 2012 — Gunnison to Aspen, 130.5 miles (210.0 km)

Rider Team Time
1  Tom Danielson (USA) Polka-dot jerseyYellow-bibbed jersey EF Education–EasyPost 5h 02' 06"
2  Damiano Caruso (ITA) Green jersey Liquigas–Cannondale + 2"
3  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) RadioShack–Nissan + 2"
4  Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager–Livestrong + 2"
5  Janez Brajkovic (SLO) Astana + 2"
6  Andreas Klöden (GER) RadioShack–Nissan + 2"
7  Javier Gómez (COL) EPM-UNE + 2"
8  Ivan Rovny (RUS) RusVelo + 2"
9  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Yellow-bibbed jersey EF Education–EasyPost + 2"
10  Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell + 2"

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Stage 4[edit]

August 23, 2012 — Aspen to Beaver Creek, 97.2 miles (156.4 km)

Rider Team Time
1  Jens Voigt (GER) Yellow-bibbed jersey RadioShack–Nissan 3h 54' 00"
2  Andreas Klöden (GER) Yellow-bibbed jersey RadioShack–Nissan + 2' 58"
3  Tejay van Garderen (USA) Yellow jersey BMC Racing Team + 2' 58"
4  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 2' 58"
5  Olivier Zaugg (SWI) Yellow-bibbed jersey RadioShack–Nissan + 2' 58"
6  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin–Sharp + 2' 58"
7  Ivan Rovny (RUS) RusVelo + 2' 58"
8  Joseph Dombrowski (USA) White jersey Bontrager–Livestrong + 2' 58"
9  Janez Brajkovic (SLO) Astana + 2' 58"
10  Ramiro Rincón (COL) EPM-UNE + 3' 03"

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Stage 5[edit]

August 24, 2012 — Breckenridge to Colorado Springs, 117.9 miles (189.7 km)

Rider Team Time
1  Tyler Farrar (USA) Green jersey Garmin–Sharp 3h 58' 27"
2  Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team s.t
3  Alessandro Bazzana (ITA) Team Type 1–Sanofi s.t
4  Alex Candelario (USA) Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies s.t
5  Hugo Houle (CAN) SpiderTech–C10 s.t
6  Mathias Frank (SWI) BMC Racing Team s.t
7  Alex Howes (USA) Garmin–Sharp s.t
8  Andreas Klöden (GER) Yellow-bibbed jersey RadioShack–Nissan s.t
9  Damiano Caruso (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale s.t
10  Róbigzon Oyola (COL) EPM-UNE s.t

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Stage 6[edit]

August 25, 2012 — Golden to Boulder, 103.3 miles (166.2 km)

Rider Team Time
1  Rory Sutherland (AUS) UnitedHealthcare 4h 06' 12"
2  Fabio Aru (ITA) Astana + 20"
3  Jens Voigt (GER) Polka-dot jersey RadioShack–Nissan + 26"
4  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Yellow jersey Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 45"
5  Tim Duggan (USA) Liquigas–Cannondale + 52"
6  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin–Sharp + 1' 02"
7  Joseph Dombrowski (USA) White jersey Bontrager–Livestrong + 1' 02"
8  Andreas Klöden (GER) Yellow-bibbed jersey RadioShack–Nissan + 1' 02"
9  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale + 1' 02"
10  Ramiro Rincón (COL) EPM-UNE + 1' 02"

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Stage 7[edit]

August 26, 2012 — Denver, 9.5 miles (15.3 km)

The final stage was an individual time trial held through the streets of downtown Denver.

Rider Team Time
1  Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 17' 25"
2  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Yellow jersey Garmin–Sharp + 10"
3  Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team + 19"
4  Peter Velits (SVK) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 21"
5  Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin–Sharp + 29"
6  Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies + 31"
7  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale + 37"
8  Tanel Kangert (EST) Astana + 40"
9  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 43"
10  David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin–Sharp + 45"

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Classification leadership[edit]

Stage Winner General classification
Yellow jersey
Sprints classification
Jersey green.svg
Mountains classification
Polkadot jersey
Young rider classification
White jersey
Most Aggressive
Orange Jersey
Team classification
1 Tyler Farrar Tyler Farrar Tyler Farrar Tom Danielson Gavin Mannion Peter Stetina Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies
2 Tejay van Garderen Tejay van Garderen Joseph Dombrowski Rafael Abreu EF Education–EasyPost
3 Tom Danielson Christian Vande Velde Damiano Caruso Francisco Colorado
4 Jens Voigt Tejay van Garderen Jens Voigt RadioShack–Nissan
5 Tyler Farrar Tyler Farrar Vincenzo Nibali
6 Rory Sutherland Levi Leipheimer Jens Voigt Rory Sutherland
7 Taylor Phinney Christian Vande Velde Peter Stetina
Final Christian Vande Velde Tyler Farrar Jens Voigt Joseph Dombrowski Peter Stetina RadioShack–Nissan

General classification[edit]

Rider Team Time
1.  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Yellow jersey Garmin–Sharp 25h 57' 34"
2.  Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team + 21"
3.  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 24"
4.  Andreas Klöden (GER) Yellow-bibbed jersey RadioShack–Nissan + 1' 08"
5.  Janez Brajkovic (SLO) Astana + 1' 14"
6.  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Yellow-bibbed jersey RadioShack–Nissan + 1' 24"
7.  Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin–Sharp + 1' 28"
8.  Matthew Busche (USA) Yellow-bibbed jersey RadioShack–Nissan + 1' 32"
9.  Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin–Sharp + 1' 28"
10.  Joseph Dombrowski (USA) White jersey Bontrager–Livestrong + 1' 40"

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References[edit]

  1. ^ USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2012: Results & News | Cyclingnews.com
  2. ^ 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge to go from Durango to Denver - The Denver Post
  3. ^ "USA Pro Cycling Challenge | Tour Tracker". Archived from the original on 2012-08-22. Retrieved 2012-09-03.
  4. ^ USA Pro Cycling Challenge route announced for 2012 race - The Denver Post
  5. ^ 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Route Revealed | Cyclingnews.com
  6. ^ 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge: Christian Vande Velde Lays Claim To Yellow Jersey - SB Nation Denver
  7. ^ a b "Standings | USA Pro Challenge". Archived from the original on 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2012-09-03.
  8. ^ "Teams | USA Pro Challenge". Archived from the original on 2012-06-26. Retrieved 2012-09-03.
  9. ^ "Stage 1 | USA Pro Challenge". Archived from the original on 2013-10-15. Retrieved 2012-09-03.
  10. ^ "Stage 2 | USA Pro Challenge". Archived from the original on 2013-10-15. Retrieved 2012-09-03.
  11. ^ "Stage 3 | USA Pro Challenge". Archived from the original on 2013-10-15. Retrieved 2012-09-03.
  12. ^ "Stage 4 | USA Pro Challenge". Archived from the original on 2013-10-15. Retrieved 2012-09-03.
  13. ^ "Stage 5 | USA Pro Challenge". Archived from the original on 2013-10-15. Retrieved 2012-09-03.
  14. ^ "Stage 6 | USA Pro Challenge". Archived from the original on 2012-08-26. Retrieved 2012-09-03.
  15. ^ "Stage 7 | USA Pro Challenge". Archived from the original on 2012-08-26. Retrieved 2012-09-03.

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