August 18, 2015 10:45 AM
Start time: 10:55 am; Approximate finish: 3:04-4:44 pm
As the Pro Challenge says goodbye to its overall start host, Steamboat Springs, it welcomes a new member to the family with the race’s first visit to Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Pass.
Leaving Steamboat Springs there is little time to settle in before the racers have to tackle Rabbit Ears Pass. From there, this familiar route heads south through Kremmling, over Ute Pass, and continues through Silverthorne and Dillon. Unlike years past, the 2015 Pro Challenge will then turn east and suffer 5 miles up Loveland Pass to Arapahoe Basin. Look for jerseys to change hands, dreams fulfilled, and expectations dashed on this new mountain top finish.