Headed Up the First Climb
The fourth edition of the US Pro Challenge, sometimes referred to as the Tour of Colorado, got underway on the slopes of Snowmass and Aspen. Daniel Summerhill (UnitedHealthcare) was the first to attack the peloton. He was joined by seven others including Lachlan Norris (Drapac) and Jonathan Freter (Jelly Belly) among others. The group set off on the 61 mile circuit race between the two Colorado towns that feature to pretty hefty climbs. Maybe not as big as the climbs of the Tour de France, but at a much higher elevation. Aspen sits as high above sea level as most of the summits of Europe and today's King of the Mountain points were another 1,500 feet up.