Velonews: Velonews Partners With Cognoscenti For Usa Pro Challenge Tour


Jan 3, 2005
<figure ><img title="untitled shoot-017" src=""/><p>Cognoscenti will show riders the best roads in the Colorado Front Range on a six-day tour that overlaps with the USA Pro Challenge. VeloNews will partner with Cognoscenti to offer guests an inside look into the world of pro cycling, and much more. Photo: Kevin Scott Batchelor</p></figure><h2>Climb all day, eat all night, and get up close and personal with the pros</h2>
<p><em>VeloNews</em> has partnered with the travel experts at <a href=""target="_blank">Cognoscenti</a> to craft a six-day, Boulder, Colorado-based tour for the cycling and food aficionado. The concept is simple: combine stunning and challenging rides, top-rated dining experiences, and an insider’s look at the USA Pro Challenge.</p>
<p>The tour will run from Friday, August 21 to Wednesday, August 26.</p>
<p>Guests will visit a Pro Challenge stage start, touring through team paddocks with a <em>VeloNews</em> reporter as a guide, and will see the race’s late fireworks from the side of Lookout Mountain. During the week, guests will climb the switchbacks of Flagstaff Mountain, roll the glass-smooth dirt of Twin Spruce Road at over 9,000 feet, climb to the mountain town of Gold Hill for a pancake breakfast, and descend to meals curated by Boulder’s culinary elite.</p>
<p>The fully-supported trip will be based out of the first-class St. Julien Hotel and Spa. Current and former professional riders, as well as <em>VeloNews</em> editors, will be on hand to play tour guide throughout the week.</p>
<p><em>Bon Appetit</em> magazine dubbed Boulder the “<a href=""target="_blank">Foodiest town in America</a>,” and the VeloNews/Cognoscenti tour will take full advantage of the town’s best offerings. The tour will feature meals at the top restaurants in Boulder, including James Beard Award-winner Frasca Food and Wine, The Kitchen, and PMG. Breakfast and gourmet picnic lunches will be provided by Cured, owned by former Tour de France rider Will Frischkorn and his wife, Coral.</p>
<p>“Boulder is the epicenter of cycling in the U.S., where many professional cyclists call home or have trained for extended periods. The riding and dining experience is truly in a class of its own,” said Cognoscenti co-founder Andrew Knowles.</p>
<p>A preliminary itinerary for the <em>VeloNews</em> tour is available on <a href=""target="_blank">Cognoscenti’s website</a>, and reservations are available now. Space is limited.</p>
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