USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2012 Route Announced

Well, after my home town of Sacramento got the snub for the first time and will not be hosting a stage of the Amgen Tour of California I thought my potential excitement for the 2012 season had peaked.  But the announcement of the 2012 route for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge got me jazzed up again.  You see, I’ve not yet had the opportunity to visit any of the cities this race has visited, therefore there is absolutely no potential for me to get snubbed in this announcement.

So, here’s the route and dates, direct from the horse’s mouth:

Monday, Aug. 20 Stage 1 Durango – Telluride
Tuesday, Aug. 21 Stage 2 Montrose – Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte
Wednesday, Aug. 22 Stage 3 Gunnison – Aspen
Thursday, Aug. 23 Stage 4 Aspen – Beaver Creek/Vail Valley
Friday, Aug. 24 Stage 5 Breckenridge – Colorado Springs
Saturday, Aug. 25 Stage 6 Golden – Boulder
Sunday, Aug. 26 Stage 7/ITT Denver