Aug 26, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; RadioShack-Nissan wins 1st place in the team category during the USA Pro Challenge in Denver and celebrates by spraying the crowd and each other with champagne. Mandatory Credit: Ford McClave-USA TODAY Sports
KUSA - The final stage of the 2014 Pro Challenge will start in Boulder and end in Denver, the race announced Wednesday after final fan voting.
The Aug. 24 stage will go from Boulder to Golden then up the iconic Lookout Mountain then end in Denver with three laps around the downtown area. Fans had been voting on four options for the race's final stage.
Boulder hosted a stage in 2012 with large crowds around town and then at the finish on Flagstaff Mountain. This will be the third time Golden will be apart of a stage, and the Lookout Mountain climb also was part of the 2011 final stage.
"Cycling fans are so passionate and such an important part of the sport, so we decided to give them a voice in the route selection process," race CEO said Shawn Hunter in a news release. "We wanted to try something new this year and by incorporating fan feedback we have come up with what is going to be an incredible final day of racing."
The 2014 schedule:
Stage 1: Monday, Aug. 18 - Aspen and Snowmass Village Circuit Race
Stage 2: Tuesday, Aug. 19 - Aspen to Mt. Crested Butte
Stage 3: Wednesday, Aug. 20 - Gunnison to Monarch Mountain (mountaintop finish)
Stage 4: Thursday, Aug. 21 - Colorado Springs Circuit Race
Stage 5: Friday, Aug. 22 - Woodland Park to Breckenridge
Stage 6: Saturday, Aug. 23 - Vail Individual Time Trial
Stage 7: Sunday, Aug. 24 - Boulder to Denver
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