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Sagan takes lead in first day of USA Pro Challenge cycling

The USA Pro Challenge got off to a strong start today, Monday, Aug. 19, with a circuit race through Aspen/Snowmass. Consisting of three 22-mile laps, 66 miles total, Stage 1 packed in a challenging 3,080 ft. of climbing per lap. Huge crowds cheered 2013 Tour de France Sprint Winner Peter Sagan across the finish line first, followed closely by the rest of the riders. See below for full results.

GC Standings

· First – Peter Sagan (SVK) of Cannondale

· Second – Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) of BMC Racing Team

· Third – Kiel Reijnen (USA) of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team

Stage Standings

· First – Peter Sagan (SVK) of Cannondale

· Second – Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) of BMC Racing Team

· Third – Kiel Reijnen (USA) of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team

Jersey Winners

· Smashburger Leader Jersey – Peter Sagan (SVK) of Cannondale

· Clif Bar Sprint Jersey – Peter Sagan (SVK) of Cannondale

· Nissan King of the Mountains Jersey – Matt Cooke (USA) of Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home

· FirstBank Most Courageous Rider Jersey – Craig Lewis (USA) of Champion System Pro Cycling Team

· Colorado State University Best Young Rider Jersey – Peter Sagan (SVK) of Cannondale


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