From Monday the team will be busy also in Colorado at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a seven-stage race from August 20th until the 26th. The race includes a 15km finishing time trial, in Denver, which could decide who wins the GC. The team will line up the same squad who took part in the Tour of Utah a few days ago, with defending champion Levi Leipheimer.

"I'm looking forward to racing the USA Pro Challenge again and with the help of my Omega Pharma - Quick-Step teammates," Leipheimer said. "I hope to defend my title from last year. Colorado is a beautiful place with literally breathtaking courses that will take us over 12,000 foot passes. Last year the support from the fans was incredible and rivaled the Grand Tours in Europe. I can't wait to experience it again."