Colorado Classic, Stage 3
Gage Hecht and Gavin Mannion, both stage winners, on the start line for Stage 3..Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 3
The peloton rode past Coors Field in downtown Denver in the neutral section. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 3
Edward Anderson leads the peloton out of Denver. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 3
The race headed into rain showers in the foothills west of Denver. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 3
Flying the flag for riders on Lookout Mountain. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Men's stage 3
EF Education First riders blew up the race early with a big attack on Lookout Mountain above Golden. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 3
Brayan Sanchez and Toms Skujins followed the EF Education First riders into the break. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 3
Eventual stage winner Pascal Eenkhoorn was dropped early in the race on Lookout Mountain, and spent much of the day chasing the field. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 3
The last remaining rider for Team Rwanda, Jean Nsengimana, is left behind on the rollers above Lookout Mountain. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 3
The peloton strung out at 50 mph on the descent through Deer Creek Canyon.Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 3
Travis McCabe led the UHC chase down Deer Creek Canyon. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 3
The break climbs Bear Creek Road in the rain. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 3
EF Education First’s Hugh Carthy and Joe Dombrowski were the two highest placed GC riders in the break. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 3
Riders were happy to sit on UHC all day and let them do all the work in the chase until the final 15 miles. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Men's stage 3
Pleasant Park Road was very pleasant indeed, as the peloton rode on wet roads through big meadows. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 3
UHC teammate Serghei Tvetcov, in the most aggressive jersey, worked all day for GC leader Gavin Mannion. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 3
Red Rock Park made a beautiful background for the race on the way back to the finish line. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Men's stage 3
In the last 20 miles of the stage, the EF Education First riders suffered on the front of the break after being ahead for over 80 miles. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 3
Edwin Avila went aero on the descent on Alameda Parkway. The field caught the breakaway late in the race, and Avila took third in a bunch sprint. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 3
The men’s podium of Pascal Eenkhoorn, Ewin Avina and Gavin Mannion show off their designer shirts. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
Colorado Classic, Stage 3
The jersey holders after Stage 3 on the VeloRama concert stage.Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com