Colorado Classic
Stage 1 - Vail - Stage Details

A short, but technical stage one of the Colorado Classic yielded a surprise win out of the breakaway for a local rider whilst Mitchelton-SCOTT ensured they finished with the overall contenders after great work by Damien Howson.

Colorado native Gage Hect (Aevolo) managed to hold off the chasing peloton to seal a memorable result after leaving his former breakaway companions behind some six kilometres from the finish and taking off towards the home straight without looking back.

With the general classification in mind Howson played a strong role at the front of a split peloton to keep himself and compatriots Lucas Hamilton and Rob Power in a positive position ahead of tomorrow’s race against the clock up the challenging Vail Pass.

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Gage Hecht (USA) - Aevolo 02:32:56
2 Travis McCabe (USA) - UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 00:00:06
3 Joseph Lewis (AUS) - Holowesko-Citadel p/b Arapahoe Resources
4 Serghei Tvetcov (ROM) - UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
5 Christopher Blevins (USA) - Hagens Berman Axeon
6 Tyler Magner (USA) - Rally Cycling
7 Michael Hernandez (USA) - Aevolo
8 Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (COL) - Israel Cycling Academy
9 Toms Skujins (LAT) - Trek-Segafredo
10 Taylor Phinney (USA) - EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
19 Rob Power (AUS) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:00:06
28 Damien Howson (AUS) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:00:06
41 Lucas Hamilton (AUS) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:00:06
76 Brayan Chaves Rubio (COL) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:10:54