10 August 2015

USA Pro Challenge 2015 Women's Teams Announced

The women's teams and riders were announced today

Top women riders to race in Colorado in August include Kristin Armstrong, and two-time Giro Rosa winner, Boulder’s Mara Abbott. Also Andrea Dvorak, Allie Dragoo, Hannah Barnes, Katie Hall, Coryn Rivera, Abby Mickey, Jasmin Glaesser, Ali Tetrick, Jo Kiesanowski, Erica Zaveta and local Boulder resident Meredith Miller. 

The 12 teams competing in the Women’s USA Pro Challenge are the following:

•       TWENTY16 p/b Sho-Air

•       Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies

•       UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team

•       BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental

•       Pepper Palace Pro Cycling p/b The Happy Tooth

•       Team TIBCO-SVB

•       Visit Dallas p/b Noise4Good

•       Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking

•       DNA Cycling p/b K4

•       Colorado Women’s Cycling Project p/b Spark (composite team)

•       Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels Racing

•       Amy D. Foundation

To see the exact riders on each team, click on this link: really fast women racers

WOMEN'S RACE - stages

Stages and Host Cities for 2015 USA Pro Challenge in Colorado - WOMENS
Route maps may be seen here: USA Pro Challenge Guide Page, by Pedal Dancer®

  • Stage 1: Friday, August 21 - Breckenridge (Individual Time Trial same day as men)
  • Stage 2: Saturday, August 22 - Fort Collins
  • Stage 3: Sunday, August 23 - Golden (finishes prior to the start of the men's race)
This is the first inaugural 3-day USA Cycling sanctioned invitation-only USA Pro Challenge women's stage race. The race will take place on the final weekend in the same cities as the men's race and will share parts of the men's course. The women's race will conclude prior to the men's finish, making an excellent opportunity for fans to see both the men and women race for equal prize money. Sean Petty will serve as the Race Director for the Women’s USA Pro Challenge. (full announcement)

Meet the women's teams!

4:30 pm - Women's Team Presentation for the USA Pro Challenge at Blue River Plaza, Thursday in Breckenridge