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Colorado Classic Gallery: Closing out in downtown Denver

Photos from the fourth and final stage at the Colorado Classic, which brought the riders through the state capital of Denver.
Colorado Classic, Stage 4
Danny Pate’s 20 years in the pro peloton ended Sunday in Denver. His career spanned six teams, from Prime Alliance and Slipstream to HTC, Sky, and Rally. His experience and hard work made him invaluable to every team he rode for. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 4
The two Halls said goodbye at the start line. Lauren Hall is retiring, and Katie Hall is moving on to the powerful Boels-Dolmans team in Europe. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 4
The course brought the riders into downtown Denver. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 4
Urban art and skyscrapers on the downtown course. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 4
Fans lined 17th Avenue in the cafes and restaurants to cheer on the riders. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 4
The break climbed out of downtown toward City Park in Denver. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 4
City Park provided a nice background from the city streets. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 4
Riders negotiated the hairpin turn on 21st Street on the way back to the finish. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 4
Inflatable marshals, the wave of the future, pointed the way for the women’s peloton. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 4
The under-23 riders in the break, Luis Villalobos for Aevolo and Eddie Anderson for Hagens Berman. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 4
With several hundred EF Education First-Drapac employees on hand to cheer him on, Taylor Phinney attacked and took home the most aggressive jersey. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 4
The final sprint hit the final 100 meters, with Ty Magner slightly ahead but Travis McCabe closing fast. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 4
Travis McCabe celebrated his final win in UnitedHealthcare colors as team director Sebastian Alexander looked on. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 4
Gavin Mannion finished off the biggest win of his career, finishing in the pack and winning the GC by 15 seconds. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 4
The men’s GC podium of Gavin Mannion, teammate Serghei Tvetcov, and Hugh Carthy. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 4
Taylor Phinney acknowledged his many fans as he received the most aggressive jersey on the podium. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 4
Katie Hall with her commuter bike, the prize for the overall GC winner. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 4
The women’s GC podium of Katie Hall, teammate Leah Thomas, and Abigail Mickey of Rally. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 4
The UnitedHealthcare women’s team shared an emotional moment on the podium, celebrating the team GC win and their last race together. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com