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Aug 3, 2011 2:37 AM by Lee Douglas

Pro Cycling Challenge will feature top 3 at Tour de France

DENVER (AP) - The inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge through the Rocky Mountains this month will feature the top three finishers from the Tour de France.

Andy and Frank Schleck will join Tour winner Cadel Evans, an Australian who races for America-based BMC, in the weeklong Colorado race.

Race CEO and co-chairman Shawn Hunter says the Luxembourg brothers are listed on the Team Leopard Trek roster that was submitted Monday, making for "a world-class field for a first-year race."

This is the first time an American cycling race will feature the three reigning podium finishers from the Tour de France.

The Schlecks are among the best racers in the world.

Twenty-six-year-old Andy is a three-time Tour runner-up, and 31-year-old Frank won last year's Tour de Suisse.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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