Official Award Jerseys Unveiled For 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge [PICTURES]
The 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge is coming to the mountains of Colorado and the roads of Northern Colorado August 19th-25th. The professional riders will be competing for a number of coveted jerseys during the challenge – the jerseys awarded to the overall leader, sprinter, climber, best young rider and most courageous rider. Pearl Izumi, which has been the official technical apparel partner since the inaugural year, will produce the jerseys to be presented to riders
Smashburger Leader Jersey
The Smashburger Leader Jersey is awarded to the rider with the lowest cumulative elapsed time over the duration of the race.
Clif Bar Sprint Jersey
The Clif Bar Sprint Jersey is awarded to the rider that accumulates the most bonus points, which are given based on sprint line performances, as well as finishing the stage in the top 15 places.
Nissan King of the Mountains Jersey
The USA Pro Challenge features the most demanding mountain terrain in professional cycling, reaching higher elevations than any other race. The cyclist who proves to be the strongest climber through steep grades at designated Nissan King of the Mountain locations will ultimately win this jersey.
FirstBank Most Courageous Rider Jersey
Each stage of the competition will present countless obstacles for the cyclists. The rider who best tackles the challenges of the day and exemplifies the spirit of the sport – courage, sacrifice, inspiration, determination and perseverance – will be awarded the FirstBank Most Courageous Rider jersey.
Colorado State University Best Young Rider Jersey
Up-and-comers will compete for the distinction of wearing the Best Young Rider Jersey, which will be awarded to the rider under 23 years old that has the lowest cumulative elapsed time over the duration of the race. Colorado State University is the official higher education partner and as such, will present the award to this emerging talent.