USA Pro Challenge adds mountaintop finish; Boulder could join in 7th stage

Racers in the 2013 Pro Challenge.
Photo courtesy of the USA Pro Challenge

The nation’s most popular bike race might come through Boulder again next year — depending on fans’ votes.

The 2014 USA Pro Challenge will include a mountaintop finish in Stage 3, as cyclists will finish the Aug. 20 leg at the top of Monarch Mountain. The race will span Aug. 18-24, 2014, with seven stages.

Stage 7 is still undecided, as the USA Pro Challenge will ask fans to vote on the leg they prefer. The four options are: a circuit race in Denver similar to the final stage in 2013; a race from Golden to Denver; a race from Boulder to Denver; and a race from Boulder to Golden.

Fans can vote at