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Colorado Classic: Stage 3 Denver

Highlights from the racing Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Photos by Christian Murdock

A cyclist races under an overpass in Wheat Ridge Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A cyclist races under an overpass in Wheat Ridge Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The peloton races toward Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The peloton races toward Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The peloton races up Coal Creek Canyon  Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The peloton races up Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The peloton climbs Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The peloton climbs Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cyclists race through Denver Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cyclists race through Denver Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The leader after Stage 2 T.J. Eisenhart races in the pack through Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The leader after Stage 2 T.J. Eisenhart races in the pack through Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Logan Owen nears the first King of the Mountain on the top of Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Logan Owen nears the first King of the Mountain on the top of Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Conti Valerio, left, Jonathan Clarke and Nigel Ellsay climb Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Conti Valerio, left, Jonathan Clarke and Nigel Ellsay climb Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Andrei Krasilnikau, racing for Holowesko/Citadel Racing races toward the Peak to Peak HIghway after the first King of the Mountain as a storm brews in the distance Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Andrei Krasilnikau, racing for Holowesko/Citadel Racing races toward the Peak to Peak HIghway after the first King of the Mountain as a storm brews in the distance Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Daniel Eaton, left, and Antonio Molina Canet races along the dirt road near Golden Gate Canyon State Park Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Daniel Eaton, left, and Antonio Molina Canet races along the dirt road near Golden Gate Canyon State Park Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Peloton races down a rain-soaked Golden Gate Canyon Road Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Peloton races down a rain-soaked Golden Gate Canyon Road Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Peloton races down a rain-soaked Golden Gate Canyon Road as a TV helicopter flies overhead Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Peloton races down a rain-soaked Golden Gate Canyon Road as a TV helicopter flies overhead Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cyclist Sepp Kuss takes water from the Rally team car while racing near Golden Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cyclist Sepp Kuss takes water from the Rally team car while racing near Golden Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Serghei Tvetcov leads Manuel Senni as they race through Wheat Ridge toward the finish Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Serghei Tvetcov leads Manuel Senni as they race through Wheat Ridge toward the finish Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Serhei Tvetcov celebrates after beating Manuel Senni to the finish line Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Serghei Tvetcov celebrates after beating Manuel Senni to the finish line Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Fans watch as cyclists race through Wheat Ridge toward Golden Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Fans watch as cyclists race through Wheat Ridge toward Golden Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Fans cheer as cyclist race through Wheat Ridge toward Golden Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Fans cheer as cyclist race through Wheat Ridge toward Golden Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Fans cheer for Maneul Senni, front, and Laurent Didier as they near the first King of the Mountain check point in Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Fans cheer for Maneul Senni, front, and Laurent Didier as they near the first King of the Mountain check point in Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Michael Rice takes water from the Axeon Hagen Berman team car in Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Michael Rice takes water from the Axeon Hagen Berman team car in Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Serghei Tvetcov leads Manuel Senni down a rain-soaked Golden Gate Canyon Road Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Serghei Tvetcov leads Manuel Senni down a rain-soaked Golden Gate Canyon Road Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Serghei Tvetcov leads Manuel Senni down a rain-soaked Golden Gate Canyon Road Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Serghei Tvetcov leads Manuel Senni down a rain-soaked Golden Gate Canyon Road Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Serghei Tvetcov leads Manuel Senni down a rain-soaked Golden Gate Canyon Road Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Serghei Tvetcov leads Manuel Senni down a rain-soaked Golden Gate Canyon Road Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The peloton races along the dirt road near Golden Gate Canyon State Park Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The peloton races along the dirt road near Golden Gate Canyon State Park Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cyclists climb Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cyclists climb Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cyclists climb Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cyclists climb Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cyclists climb Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cyclists climb Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Fans cheer for T..J. Eisenhart, left, William Clarke and Rigoberto Uran, who finished second in the 2017 Tour de France, as they climb toward the first King of the Mountain on Coal Creek Road Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Fans cheer for T..J. Eisenhart, left, William Clarke and Rigoberto Uran, who finished second in the 2017 Tour de France, as they climb toward the first King of the Mountain on Coal Creek Road Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The peloton races from Golden toward Colo. Highway 72 and Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The peloton races from Golden toward Colo. Highway 72 and Coal Creek Canyon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Alex Hoehn, racing for Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling, grabs a drink while the peloton races toward Golden Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Alex Hoehn, racing for Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling, grabs a drink while the peloton races toward Golden Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cyclists race along the dirt road near Golden Gate Canyon State Park Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cyclists race along the dirt road near Golden Gate Canyon State Park Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cyclists leave Golden and race toward Wheat Ridge Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cyclists leave Golden and race toward Wheat Ridge Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Taylor Phinney, left, and a group of riders race along the dirt road near Golden Gate Canyon State Park Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Taylor Phinney, left, and a group of riders race along the dirt road near Golden Gate Canyon State Park Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, during Stage 3 of the the Colorado Classic . The 79.4-mile Stage 3 started and finished in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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