As expected, BMC's Rohan Dennis dominated the Breckenridge, Colorado individual time trial stage of the USA Pro Challenge, pushing his lead out to a full 1:31 over his nearest rival (not including teammates). In fact, BMC's Brent Bookwalter remained in second overall with his own solid effort, third on the stage and now 44 seconds out of the lead, and Team Smartstop's Rob Britton rode himself onto the podium (for now) with an excellent ride that put him with the best time of the day until Dennis came in. Starting last, Dennis passed Robbie Squire (Hincapie Racing) en route to a time that blew away Britton's mark by 27 seconds. Prior to the ride by Dennis, the former Hour Record holder, various riders had chipped away at the top mark by mere seconds. Dennis' stage win marks the fourth of the week for his squad. With two controllable stages remaining and a huge lead, BMC are set to salt this race away for good.
- Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:18:11
- Rob Britton (Can) Team SmartStop, at 0:27
- Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team, at 0:31
- Daniel Eaton (USA) Axeon Cycling Team, at 0:38
- Gavin Mannion (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis, at 0:39
- Bookwalter, at 0:44
- Britton, at 1:31
- Mannion, at 1:49
- Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis, at 1:53
Breckenridge 14 km Timetrial
An easier (less climbing) timetrial than previous editions if my memory serves me.
The day starts out with Stage 1 of the women's three day Pro Challenge where 12 US teams compete. The women will race the same TT course as the men today
Dr Quinn, Medicine woman of the Day: Rohan Dennis
Seriously, this pick is so easy it's not even funny. Maybe I should try and predict the winning margin instead? Or the number of times the phrase "race of truth" is mentioned on Tourtracker?