Pro Challenge Women’s Race Begins; Australian Wins Men”s Time Trial

· Aug. 22, 2015, 12:52 am
Rohan Dennis wins Stage 5 in USA Pro ChallengeCourtesy of Dennis Jones
Rohan Dennis (AUS) with the BMC Racing Team wins the time trial at the USA Pro Challenge in Breckenridge Friday, August 21, 2015. 

Dennis, who won Stage 4 on Thursday to assume the race lead, covered the 8.5-mile circuit in 18 minutes, 11 seconds. The Australian was 27 seconds ahead of Rob Britton and 31 seconds ahead of teammate Brent Bookwalter.

Dennis averaged 27 miles per hour over Friday's course which included a short steep climb over Boreas Pass at more than 10,000 feet elevation.  Dennis raced up that same climb to win Thursday's stage during the road race from Aspen to Breckenridge. “It was still painful, probably more painful,” Dennis said. 

Photo: Cyclist Kristin Armstrong(Courtesy Dennis Jones)
Kristin Armstrong, from Boise, Idaho, won the first stage of the inaugural Women's USA Pro Challenge race on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. 

The sixth stage Saturday takes the men 102 miles to Fort Collins, with the women riding a 58-mile route. Both races end Sunday.

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