Pro UET adds 5th event for 2011: US Cup-Six Hour Sunset Challenge


Colorado Springs, Colo. (May 19, 2011) – USA Cycling announced today the addition of a fifth event to its Professional Mountain Bike Ultra-Endurance Tour (Pro UET) for 2011.
The US Cup-Six Hour Sunset Challenge, slated for 3 to 9 pm on Saturday, August 27, in Fontana, Calif. will close out the debut year of the Pro UET with overall series champions crowned at the end of the 6-hour event.  
“We’re very excited and pleased to add a fifth stop on the inaugural Pro UET this year," said USA Cycling National Events Director, Kelli Lusk. "The US Cup organizers have a proven record of producing top-notch events and Fontana will be a nice fit for a six-hour race.”
For more on the Six Hour Sunset Challenge, click here.
For more information on the Pro UET, visit the USA Cycling Pro UET page.
2011 USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Ultra-Endurance Tour (Pro UET)
March 12: Spa City Extreme 6-Hour – Hot Springs, Ark.
July 4: Firecracker 50 – Breckenridge, Colo.
July 23: Galena Grinder – Boise, Idaho
August 21: Hampshire 100 – Greenfield, NH
August 27: US Cup-Six hour Sunset Challenge – Fontana, Calif.

About the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Ultra Endurance Tour (Pro UET)
Created in 2011 to consistently provide world-class athletes with a competitive arena on American soil, the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Ultra Endurance Tour (Pro UET) recognizes the best professional athletes competing a U.S. soil by employing a season-long rankings system to identify overall men’s and women’s series leaders for Pro/Solo categories in 6-hour, 24-hour, marathon, and ultra-marathon mountain bike events around the country. For more information on the Pro UET, click here. Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX, and cyclo-cross.

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