USA Pro Challenge kicks off Monday with Aspen circuit race

The USA Pro Challenge begins in Aspen on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.

The USA Pro Challenge begins in Aspen on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.

ASPEN, Colo. — The fourth USA Pro Challenge begins Monday afternoon in Aspen with a circuit race.

The 61-mile race will start and end in downtown Aspen and take the riders through Snowmass Village and McLain Flats.

The race will begin about 2:40 p.m. and end about 5:15 p.m., and it will involve road closures, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Both directions of SH 82 at Owl Creek Road will be closed beginning at 2:30 p.m. and will reopen about 5:30 p.m. Delays could be up to 30 minutes.

Both directions of SH 82 into downtown Aspen will be closed to all vehicles beginning at 2 p.m. and will reopen about 5 p.m.