Report by Eddie Clark
Cannondale capitalizes with Grant while Sawicki maintains dominance.
(Aug 23, 2010) BRECKENRIDGE, Colo—Under ominous early morning clouds Breck Epic racers lined up on French Gulch Rd and Main Street to contest an 8:10am start of the second stage of the Breck Epic dubbed the Colorado Trail Stage. Once again the Breckenridge PD was on hand to give racers a neutral roll out onto the dirt.
Today, racers had a slugfest of a climb up Dry Gulch Rd and then back to Swan Lake Rd where they would ultimately get onto top notch Colorado Trail singletrack. Men’s open due race leader Clint Muhlfeld of Hammer Gel from Whitefish Montana said this of the Colorado Trail, “It’s our first year here, and it’s an amazing place. Despite the lack of oxygen, this is just some ripping singletrack”.
Men’s open racer Josh Tostado was first to thrown down the days attacks with a small lead on the climb out of the first aid station along the Colorado Trail. However, Alex Grant had just enough to overcome Tostado and edge out teammate Jeremiah Bishop of Cannondale to take the days stage and overall race lead with an equal time as Bishop.
Notably Pua Sawicki showed more top form with another tenth place overall finish for the days stage, Topeak/Ergon racers Sonja Looney and Jeff Kerkove also successfully defended their race leaders jersey with another stage win in the coed duo category.
Check back tomorrow for more coverage of the Breck Epic.
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