Day 2 of USA Pro Challenge: Steamboat Springs to Arapahoe Basin
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — Stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge will take riders from Steamboat Springs to Arapahoe Basin.
The riders will climb Rabbit Ears Pass on Highway 40 and ride south through Kremmling, over Ute Pass, through Silverthorne and Dillon. They will then go east and ride 5 miles up Loveland Pass to the finish at Arapahoe Basin at 10,789 feet.
The race is scheduled to start at 10:45 a.m. and finish between 3:04 p.m. and 4:44 p.m.
Three state highways, one county road and local roadways will be impacted, the Colorado Department of Transportation said. Drivers should be prepared to stop along the race route as the racers and support vehicles pass.
U.S. 40 east from Steamboat Springs to Parshall, Colorado Highway 9 south from Ute Pass Road to Silverthorne/Interstate 70 and U.S. 6 east from Dillon/Interstate 70 to Arapahoe Basin will be impacted from 8 a.m. until about 6 p.m.
The 8 a.m. closure is for through traffic using Highway 40 using Rabbit Ears Pass. Spectators can travel to the King of the Mountain location on the pass until 10:30 a.m.
The ramps at Exit 205 on Interstate 70 will be closed from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Both directions of U.S. 6 over Loveland Pass will be closed to all vehicles between Montezuma Road to Arapahoe Basin from about 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Colorado native Taylor Phinney won the Stage 1 Steamboat circuit race on Monday in his first stage win since a crash last year. Phinney returned at the Tour of Utah earlier this month.
Kiel Reijnen was second and Brent Bookwalter finished third on Monday. The race finishes in downtown Denver on Sunday.