USA Pro Challenge riders race to Steamboat Springs
BRECKENRIDGE — The USA Pro Challenge continues with a 106-mile ride from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs.
Wednesday’s stage has two climbs, including Rabbit Ears Pass about 20 miles from the finish. The day will finish with a steep downhill into downtown Steamboat.
Lachlan Morton of Australia is in the overall lead after finishing second in Tuesday’s race from Aspen to Breckenridge. Defending race winner Christian Van de Velde (VAN’-deh-vehld), a teammate of Morton’s, finished 19th and is 20th overall, trailing by 46 seconds.
Reigning Tour de France champion Christopher Froome finished 76th and is also 76th overall — over 16 minutes back.