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Julian Kyer 11th Overall at the USA Pro Challenge
August 26, 2014 by Astrid van Uden under News

Photo: Jonathan Devich epicimages.us Gord Fraser reports for Team SmartStop for the final time about the USA Pro Challenge Boulder played host to the final stage start of this years race and the riders were greeted with thousands of fans and welcome sunshine.  125km awaited the peloton with a trip over Lookout Mountain on the way to downtown Denver.  It would be a situation where it could either be too tough for the sprinters to…

Rob Britton Climbs onto the Podium at the USA Pro Challenge
August 23, 2014 by Astrid van Uden under News

  Photo: Jonathan Devich epicimages.us Today’s stage offered probably the last chance for any attack on the yellow jersey of BMC’s Tejay Van Garderen.  Our Team SmartStop plan remained constant from yesterday with a wish to be represented in the early break, and once this was established to provide all the support we could offer our top 10 on GC man Julian Kyer. A very wet and fast start from Woodland Park, hometown of my back…

Jure Kocjan Sprints to 6th at the USA Pro Challenge
August 22, 2014 by Astrid van Uden under News

  Photo: Jonathan Devich epicimages.us Stage four of the USA Pro Challenge was going to be difficult to predict.  At the team meeting in the RV this morning, Michael Creed and I went through three scenarios with the Team SmartStop riders. The circuit race through the streets of Colorado Springs and up towards the beautiful Garden of the Gods was hilly, but not overly so.  The stage offered a short 118km and was sure to be fast and aggressive…

Julian Kyer Keeps Top Ten Position in GC Showdown
August 21, 2014 by Astrid van Uden under News

  Photo: Jonathan Devich epicimages.us Assistant Director, Gord Fraser, once again reports on the day’s stage at the USA Pro Challenge here in Colorado. It was a big day for the race and a big day for our own Julian Kyer who stayed in the lead group with some of the worlds best climbers including defending USA Pro Challenge champion, Tejay van Garderen and Tour of Utah winner Tom Danielson. Here is Gord’s report: The first…