VAIL -- Aspen resident Tejay van Garderen moved one step closer to the USA Pro Challenge title Friday with a stellar performance in Stage 5.
Van Garderen set a course record in the 10-mile time trial, finishing in 25 minutes, 1 second. The BMC rider is firmly in control of the yellow jersey as overall race leader with two stages remaining.
Andrew Talansky of Garmin-Sharp finished second in 25:05, owning the best mark on the time trial for more than an hour. But van Garderen started last and made a lasting impression.
The previous course record of 25:47.08 was set two years ago in the inaugural USA Pro Challenge by eventual race champion Levi Leipheimer.
After a third-place finish in Stage 5, Durango resident Tom Danielson moved into third place overall.
Stage 6 takes the elite field of cyclists 115.2 miles through the plains and the mountains. The race starts in Loveland, finishes in Fort Collins and includes a trip through Estes Park.
The event concludes Sunday in Denver.