Once again Reijnen wins in a sprint finish in downtown Aspen, Colorado. He now has 2 consectutive wins in Aspen's USA Pro challenge races, last year Kiel won the stage in a sprint to the finsh line just as he did in this years race.
Reijnen came charging hard out of a bunch sprint with Rohan Dennis close behind. Reijnen had saved some finish line power in his legs and powered on for the win. Reijnen also won the Green Jersey after winning the sprint finish.
Team BMC continued to protect their Yellow Jersey rider Brent Bookwalter up and over Independence pass allowing Bookwalter to retain the Yellow Jersey for his second stage. So far Team BMC has hed the Yellow Jersey for all 3 stages, let's see if they can keep it on the return trip to Summit county and Breckenridge.
August 21, 2015 10:45 AM Breckenridge, CO,
Start Time: 10:50am - Estimated Finish:12:35pm
Women's racing at the USA Pro Challenge kicks off on the same 2015 time trial course that will be shared with the male riders.
The 8.5 mile time trial starts out flat for the pure time trialists. Then it's back onto the climb up the steep grades of Moonstone road, which the men used the day before, for a test of climbing skills. Finally, the race could be won or lost going downhill this day as racers will push the limits on the Boreas Pass descent to shave seconds off their time. The winner will most definitely be someone who is fierce on the flats and a powerhouse. on the climbs and remain steady on the descents.
Stage 2 leaves Steamboat Springs and quickly starts climbing over Rabbit Ear's pass en-route to Loveland Pass and Arapahoe Basin. Team BMC controlled the peleton with Yellow Jersey winner Taylor Phinney in tow.
Rohan Dennis once again pulled his team up and over the high mountain passes to victory, finishing second on the stage. With Bookwalter close behind Dennis charged hard to catch the two rides in the break. At 500 meters Dennis lead out Bookwalter for the sprint finish and stage win. Bookwalter is now the Yellow Jersey winner and will wear it tomorrow on stage 3 from Copper Mtn to Aspen.