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“The USA Pro Challenge will be the ideal place for them to show themselves against riders from the biggest teams in the world.”
– John Herety, Rapha-Condor-JLT team manager
Rapha-Condor-JLT will be travelling to America to take part in the USA Pro Challenge, which takes place from the 18th to the 24th of August.
The seven-stage race, which is based in Colorado, is one of only two 2.HC-ranked races in the United States, and is regarded as one of the most important races in the U.S. This year’s event will see 16 world-class professional teams participate. Rapha-Condor-JLT will line up against the likes of World Tour giants BMC racing, Garmin-Sharp and Tinkoff-Saxo.
For Rapha-Condor-JLT’s predominantly young team the race promises to be a hugely important proving ground against some of the best riders in the world and the eight-rider team will include: Tour of Korea winner, 19 year-old Hugh Carthy; 2009 British National Road Race Champion Kristian House; Rydale GP winner Richard Handley; 2012 National U23 Road Race Champion Mike Cuming; Tour du Loire et Cher winner Graham Briggs; as well as Elliott Porter, Daniel Whitehouse and Tom Moses, a representative of Team England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Rapha North America will be there to support the boys in black in the Rockies, and to help celebrate Rapha’s final year as co-owners. If you’re in the Rockies, join us for a series of rides and the opportunity to meet the team, including a pre-race team training ride around Aspen.
The first ride with the team will be on Saturday 16th August, leaving from the Wildwood Hotel in Snowmass Village. Espresso at 9am, rollout at 10am. Route details are here »
For the remaining stages, Tillie – Rapha’s roving Mobile Cycle Club, will be at the following locations:
- Team Parking at the start for Stages 1, 3, 5, and 6
- On the KOMs for Stages 2 and 4 (join us as we ride up to meet Tillie on the KOM)
- Team Parking at the finish for Stage 7