Stage 6: Vail Time Trial

The Vail Time Trial returns this year for Stage 6 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Saturday, August 23. 

The last time the USA Pro Challenge visited Vail, the Time Trial was decided by 58 hundredths of a second. Competition will be equally fierce this time around, but the names may change a bit. The course’s roots are in Colorado racing lore and trace back to the Coors Classic. Starting in Vail and climbing most of the way up Vail Pass, the route is no easy proposition, even for the best racers on earth. The gentle grades of the first half of the course give way to a steady climb for the last three miles. But it takes more than legs on this strategic course; go too hard early and the climb may kill your chances, but conserve too much for the climb and the leaderboard may be out of reach.

Come early to get a good spot and get in on the fun! For more information on Vail day-of events, road closures and spectator tips visit Vail's offical USA Pro Challenge site.