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Cyclists head to Breckenridge for Stage 2 of Colorado Classic

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Some of the world's best cyclists traveled Northwest on Friday for Stage 2 of the Colorado Classic.

Stage 2 will test be a test of endurance and willpower over 64 miles (103 km) in the scenic mining town of Breckenridge. 

During 10 laps on the 6.4-mile (10.3 km) course, riders will face more than 7,000 feet of climbing, including multiple, leg-crushing runs up the notorious Moonstone climb — and the subsequent thrilling descents down Illinois Gulch.

The men pro cyclists compete in a 4-stage race, that will cover 313 miles (503.5 km) and endure more than 20,000 feet of intense, high-altitude climbing.

The Women pros will follow essentially the same course as the men--but in a 2-stage race covering 70 miles (113.2 km) and powering through more than 5,800 feet of climbing.

Here's a look at the Leaderboard after Day 2:

Men's Results:

1st) Alex Howes, Cannondale Drapac Professional

2nd) TJ Eisenhart, Holowesko/Citadel Racing

3rd) Peter Stetina, Trek-Segafredo

Women's Results:

1st) Sara Poidevin

2nd) Tayler Wiles, UnitedHealthcare

3rd) Abigail Mickey, Colavita/Bianchi


Here's a look at Thursday's leaderboard, after Day 1:

Men's Results:

1st) John Murphy (Horseshoe, NC), of team Holowesko-Citadel

2nd) Travis McCabe, UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling, 

3rd) Logan Sowen, of Axeon Hagens Berman

Women's Results:

1st) Jenn Valente (She hails from San Diego but lives in Colorado Springs) 

2nd) Skylar Schneider

3rd) Emma White

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