Botero at breakfast
Team director Santiago Botero sits down at the team breakfast with a full plate of fruit. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Henao fuels up
Sergio Henao fuels up. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
The 7 a.m breakfast
7:00 am at the Gobernation Team breakfast where thousands of calories went down. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Montiel's joke
Rafael Montiel was in a good mood before the start of stage 1. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
The common van
No fancy team busses here, Gobernation shared a truck with EPM, the other Colombian team racing the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Bello prepares
Alejandro Bello does a little bit of everyting for Gobernacion including unpacking bikes, driving the team car, and assisting Santiago Botero. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Nothing fancy
With no team bus to change in, the Gobernacion riders got dressed on the street in downtown Salida. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Pockets full
Pockets full ready for a long day in the saddle. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Late adjustment
Alejandro Bello Makes a fit adjustment to Carlos Ospina’s bike before the start of stage 1. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Second breakfast
Fueling up with a second breakfast before the start. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
The team prepares
Gobernacion de Antioquia-Indeportes Antioquia before stage 1 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Colombian fans
The Colombian colors were flying in downtown Salida. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Last-minute instructions
Santiago Botero gives some last minute instructions during the team meeting before stage 1. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Radio check
Alejandro Bello checks the race radio before departing Salida. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Monarch fans
Having fun and staying hydrated on Monarch Pass. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
KOM crowd
Plenty of cycling fans made it up to the KOM on Monarch Pass. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Schleck looking for help
Fränk Schleck tells us to lead the way. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Patriotic Gunny
A giant American flag welcomed the peloton in downtown Gunnison. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Butte fans
Fans were all over downtown Crested Butte. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Eagle Person
An Eagle Man sighting in Crested Butte. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Buddy system
The Gobernacion team after Stage 1, ready to ride with their backpacks to the team hotel. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Podium
The stage 1 podium in Mount Crested Butte. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Henao's result
Sergio Henao wasn’t ecstatic about his second-place finish. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Henao gets dressed
Sergio Henao gets dressed in downtown Salida. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Heano on the start line
Sergio Henao gets ready to race. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Quiet time for Henao
Sergio Henao says a prayer before the start of stage 1. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Peloton
The peloton on stage 1 of USAPCC, from Salida to Crested Butte. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
The views from the team car
A view of the peloton from the Gobernacion team car. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews
Heano get escorted
Henao finished second to Leipheimer on the uphill finish into Mount Crested Butte. Photo: Brad Kaminski © VeloNews