16 international teams. 128 riders. Tour de France winner Cadel Evans will ride!
Aug. 22-28: Seven stages, 11 sites
Mon., Aug. 22:Prologue, Colo. Springs (time trial)
Tue., Aug. 23:Stage 1, Salida to Crested Butte
Wed., Aug. 24:Stage 2, Gunnison to Aspen
Thu., Aug. 25:Stage 3, Vail (time trial)
Fri., Aug. 26:Stage 4, Avon to Steamboat Springs
Sat., Aug. 27:Stage 5, Steam. Springs to Breck.
Sun., Aug. 28:Stage 6, Golden to Denver
I think the best will be Stage 2: Gunnison to Aspen, Independence Pass (12,095 feet) and Cottonwood Pass (12,126 feet) will likely be the highest climbs ever in pro road racing.