Photo by Christopher Tomlinson

A group of cyclists make their way up Colorado National Monument on Friday during the Maverick Classic Hill Climb. Denver’s Thomas Herman won the men’s pro race, finishing in 59 minutes, 29 seconds. The top Colorado Mesa finisher was Quint Berkemeier, who finished ninth.

A successful climb

Cyclists love racing up monument in Maverick Classic

There were 14, then four, then there were two racing for the finish Friday.
Littleton’s Travis Furman has a simple philosophy when it comes to bicycle racing.
“I always say, ‘You gotta risk it to get the biscuit,’ ” he said, smiling. “So, I figured I’d rather try it and fail than not try it at all and still get second.”
The 26-year-old did, indeed, get second place after getting outsprinted to the finish line by Denver’s Thomas Herman.

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