DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2012) -
- ViaWest is an official partner of the USA Pro Challenge
- Elite cycling race will take riders through a magnificent seven-stage course across Colorado and the Rocky Mountains
- ViaWest is the presenting partner of the Pro Challenge Founder's Ride
ViaWest, one of the largest privately held data center, cloud computing and managed service providers in North America, today proudly announces that the company is an official partner for the 2012 USA Pro Challenge, a multi-stage, elite bike race that takes place August 20-26 across the state of Colorado. ViaWest is also the presenting partner of the Pro Challenge Founder's Ride, a thirteen-mile, invitation-only bike ride starting and ending in Denver on August 26.
The 2012 Pro Challenge will encompass a 683-mile course through challenging altitudes, treacherous climbs and will feature more than 100 of the world's best riders, including Levi Leipheimer, winner of the 2011 USA Pro Challenge, and Cadel Evans, winner of the 2011 Tour de France. Sixteen of the world's best professional cycling teams will compete this year in a race that starts on August 20 in Durango and traverses twelve Colorado cities in seven stages before concluding in Denver on August 26.
"ViaWest has been a part of the Colorado community since our start in 1999," states Roy Dimoff, Chairman and CEO of ViaWest. "The USA Pro Challenge brings many top athletes and spectators to Colorado to experience all our state has to offer. It is the premier cycling race in the nation and we are honored to participate as an official partner."
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For more information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com/procycling.
For more information on the USA Pro Challenge, please visit www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com.
About the USA Pro Challenge
For seven consecutive days, the world's top athletes race through the majestic Colorado Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they've ever had to endure as they ascend over three mountain passes, each exceeding 12,000 ft. in elevation. After attracting more than 1 million spectators in 2011, making it one of the largest cycling events in U.S. history, the USA Pro Challenge is back for 2012. Featuring a challenging, 683-mile course with more than 42,000 ft. of vertical climbing, the second annual race will spotlight the best of the best in professional cycling and some of America's most beautiful scenery.
Referred to as "America's Race," the USA Pro Challenge will take place August 20-26, 2012, a week proclaimed by Governor John Hickenlooper as "Colorado Cycling Holiday," and travel through 12 host cities from Durango to Denver. More information can be found online at www.USAProCyclingChallenge.com and on Twitter at @USAProChallenge
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