Professional Cyclists Rory Sutherland and Timmy Duggan to Lead Mass-Participation Ride in Advance of the USA Pro Challenge


WHAT:                 Professional cyclists and Colorado residents Rory Sutherland and Timmy Duggan are set to lead the 2013 Pro Challenge Experience presented by UnitedHealthcare, a mass participation bike ride taking place in Fort Collins, Colo., Sunday, Aug. 11. Fans will have the unique opportunity to meet and ride alongside Sutherland and Duggan, members of Team Saxo-Tinkoff, just one week shy of their respective participation in the 2013 USA Pro Challenge, which kicks off in Aspen on August 19.


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Open to all ages, the Pro Challenge Experience gives recreational cyclists an opportunity to challenge themselves against some of the most difficult and scenic terrain in the world. Beginning in Fort Collins, a host city for the 2013 professional race, Pro Challenge Experience participants can choose to ride one of three distances – 30, 52 or 108 miles of mountainous roads.


WHO:                   Amateur riders of all ages. Interviews available with:

  • Shawn Hunter, CEO, USA Pro Challenge
  • Rory Sutherland (AUS), professional cyclist on Team Saxo-Tinkoff
  • Timothy Duggan (USA), professional cyclist on Team Saxo-Tinkoff


WHEN:                 Sunday, August 11

                                6:30 a.m. MT – 108 mile race begins

7 a.m. MT – 50 mile race begins

7:30 a.m. MT – 32 mile race begins

**Interviews available prior to the start of the ride and after the finish (around noon)


WHERE:               Starts and ends at New Belgium Brewery

500 Linden St.

Fort Collins, CO 80524


CONTACT:           Nicole Okoneski