When you mention pro cycling to anyone but enthusiasts of the sport, the Tour de France is the first thing that comes to mind, even here in the U.S.
America has it’s own cycling races though, and one of the most important ones is coming up later this month. The USA Pro Challenge will be held from August 18-24 and feature 16 of the top teams in the world battling it out in Colorado on a route that goes from Aspen to Colorado Springs to Vail to Boulder to Denver. NBC Sports Network, the TV home of the Tour de France, is planning expanded coverage of the race, but the best way to follow along will probably be the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Tour Tracker app — and since that’s a mouthful, we’ll just call it the Tour Tracker.
A free download for both iOS and Android devices, the Tour Tracker will have live video streams of every stage, GPS tracking of the riders, stage previews, results and standings, and much more. It can run on either phones or tablets, but the tablet layout is particularly impressive, with room for commentary and route information right alongside the live video feeds.
You’ll probably never get to ride in the USA Pro Challenge, but the Tour Tracker app can put you in the middle of the action in a vitual sense. Check it out now and be ready for when the bikes hit the road next week.