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Colorado Classic: Stage 2 Breckenridge

Highlights from Friday's racing In Breckenridge, Colo. Photos by Christian Murdock

Rally’s Sara Poidevin, left, and UnitedHealthcare’s Taylor Wiles lead the pack up Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Rally’s Sara Poidevin, left, and UnitedHealthcare’s Taylor Wiles lead the pack up Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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ISCorp’s Rachel Langdon high-fives a fan while climbing the steep Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
ISCorp’s Rachel Langdon high-fives a fan while climbing the steep Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Riders climb Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Riders climb Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colorado Springs’ Katie Compton, racing for ISCorp, pushes up the steep Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado Springs’ Katie Compton, racing for ISCorp, pushes up the steep Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Specators cheer as ALP Cycles’ Cory Popovich climbs Moonstone Road to the King of the Mountain line Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Specators cheer as ALP Cycles’ Cory Popovich climbs Moonstone Road to the King of the Mountain line Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Erica Clevenger, racing for Visit Dallas DNA, climbs Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Erica Clevenger, racing for Visit Dallas DNA, climbs Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Erica Clevenger, racing for Visit Dallas DNA, climbs Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Erica Clevenger, racing for Visit Dallas DNA, climbs Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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J.J. Folsom or Cowboy Je´Je´dances with the bubbles between riders on Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
J.J. Folsom or Cowboy Je´Je´dances with the bubbles between riders on Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Riders climb the steep Moonstone Road on the first lap of five Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Riders climb the steep Moonstone Road on the first lap of five Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Conade-Visit Mexico-Specialized’s Antonieta Gaxiola high fives a spectator as she climbs the steep Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Conade-Visit Mexico-Specialized’s Antonieta Gaxiola high fives a spectator as she climbs the steep Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sara Poidevin celebrates after crossing the finishline for the win Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sara Poidevin celebrates after crossing the finishline for the win Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Leaders Rally’s Sara Poidevin, left, and UnitedHealthcare’s Taylor Wiles race up Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Leaders Rally’s Sara Poidevin, left, and UnitedHealthcare’s Taylor Wiles race up Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colorado Springs’ Katie Antonneau, racing for Cylance, crosses the finishline Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado Springs’ Katie Antonneau, racing for Cylance, crosses the finishline Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brandon Wilson as Elvis dances on Moonstone Road between riders Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. Wilson, who is from Oklahoma City, road his bike to the top of the hill.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brandon Wilson as Elvis dances on Moonstone Road between riders Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. Wilson, who is from Oklahoma City, road his bike to the top of the hill. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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ALP Cycles’ Cory Popovich climbs Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
ALP Cycles’ Cory Popovich climbs Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Peloton climbs Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Peloton climbs Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Fearless Femme’s Lucy Bechtel, left, and Visit Dallas DNA’s Mandy Heintz climb the steep Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Fearless Femme’s Lucy Bechtel, left, and Visit Dallas DNA’s Mandy Heintz climb the steep Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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J.J. Folsom as Cowboy Je´Je´cheers for Palmares’ Gwen Inglis as she climbs the steep hill on Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
J.J. Folsom as Cowboy Je´Je´cheers for Palmares’ Gwen Inglis as she climbs the steep hill on Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the women's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Peloton climbs Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Peloton climbs Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Fans cheer for riders as they climb Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Fans cheer for riders as they climb Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cannodale-Drapac’s Alex Howes celebrates after beating Holowesko/Citadel’s T.J. Eisenhart at the finish Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cannodale-Drapac’s Alex Howes celebrates after beating Holowesko/Citadel’s T.J. Eisenhart at the finish Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cannodale-Drapac’s Alex Howes celebrates after beating Holowesko/Citadel’s T.J. Eisenhart at the finish Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cannodale-Drapac’s Alex Howes celebrates after beating Holowesko/Citadel’s T.J. Eisenhart at the finish Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Spectators watch as the peloton races through downtown Breckenridge Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Spectators watch as the peloton races through downtown Breckenridge Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Lori Elton of Boulder draws a message just below the King of the Mountain on Moonstone Road for Colombian rider Rigoberto Uran, who finished second in the Tour de France, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Lori Elton of Boulder draws a message just below the King of the Mountain on Moonstone Road for Colombian rider Rigoberto Uran, who finished second in the Tour de France, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Israel Cycling Academy’s Luis Enrique Lemus Davila Luis climbs Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Israel Cycling Academy’s Luis Enrique Lemus Davila Luis climbs Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Trek-Segafredo’s Reijnen Kiel climbs the steep Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Trek-Segafredo’s Reijnen Kiel climbs the steep Moonstone Road Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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T.J. Eisenhart lies on the ground Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, after the finish of Stage 2 of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  Eisenhart, who lead most of the race, lost to Alex Howes on the final lap but hold the overall lead after two stages.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
T.J. Eisenhart lies on the ground Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, after the finish of Stage 2 of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. Eisenhart, who lead most of the race, lost to Alex Howes on the final lap but hold the overall lead after two stages. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Fans cheers for riders as they race through downtown Breckenridge Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Fans cheers for riders as they race through downtown Breckenridge Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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T.J. Eisenhart rides away after losing to Alex Howes at the finish Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the  Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. Eisenhart is the overall leader after two stages with two left in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
T.J. Eisenhart rides away after losing to Alex Howes at the finish Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, during Stage 2 of the men's race of the Colorado Classic in Breckenridge, Colo. Eisenhart is the overall leader after two stages with two left in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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