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2017 Colorado Classic (HC), USA

1st edition: August 10 - 13, 2017

Colorado Classic index page
Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4


Sunday, August 13: 4th and final stage, Denver 10 x 12km loop = 120.1 km (74.6 miles)

Colorado Classic podium

The Colorado Classic final podium, from left: Serghei Tvetcov (2nd), Manuel Senni (1st) & Alex Howes (3rd). Photo Jonathan Devich

The race: Here's the story from final GC winner Manuel Senni's BMC team.

13 August, 2017, Denver (USA): Manuel Senni claimed the first professional win of his career with the overall victory at the inaugural Colorado Classic after crossing the line safely in the bunch on stage 4.

After a commanding performance on stage 3 which saw Senni attack on the final climb and go clear with Sergei Tvetcov (Jelly Belly powered by Maxxis) to finish second on the stage and inherit the race lead, Senni started the final day of racing with a 15-second lead over Tvetcov.

10 laps of a 12km circuit through the heart of Denver wrapped up the four-day race and with a predicted bunch sprint on the cards, BMC Racing Team only needed to control the race to protect Senni's leader's jersey. Four riders escaped early in the stage and with no rider posing a threat to Senni's lead, BMC Racing Team was happy to let the quartet go clear.

BMC Racing Team assumed control of the race and allowed the breakaway to gain a maximum advantage of two minutes on lap two of ten. With a bunch sprints up for grabs, the sprinters' teams were happy to contribute to the chase and with the breakaway well and truly under control, the gap remained around 1'30" lap after lap as the peloton navigated the Denver circuit course.

With two laps to go, the breakaway's advantage dipped to under one minute for the first time and from there, the gap was quickly reduced as Antonio Molina (Caja Rujal - Seguros RGA) and Ruben Companioni (Holowesko-Citadel Cycling Team) attempted to stay away from the charging bunch.

The catch was made 11km from the finish line and the fast pace prevented any further attacks. BMC Racing Team took control at the front of the bunch and positioned Senni well right until the flamme rouge. Senni ensured no gaps were formed and engaged in the sprint to cross the line in 10th place and secure the overall victory.

Brent Bookwalter crossed the line in the bunch to maintain seventh place on the General Classification.

Interview with Manuel Senni:

Congratulations, Manuel! How does it feel to win the Colorado Classic?

"It's an amazing feeling! I'm very happy. The team did an unbelievable job for me. I have to say thank you one thousand times to my teammates."

How was the last stage for you?

"The team rode for me all day and I was still in the front in the last kilometer to stay out of trouble and take no risk, so I could even do the sprint. I finished tenth, which was enough to keep the jersey. It was perfect."

How much confidence does this give you for your next races?

"Racing in Utah and Colorado at altitude is really good for the shape and condition and my win today definitely gives me more confidence for the rest of the season. Normally, the plan is to go to Quebec and Montreal next and probably Greg Van Avermaet will be there as the leader, so I will be there to work hard for him. I hope I am still in good form so I can go there and help him even more than I did last year."

You are the winner of the inaugural Colorado Classic. What did you think of the style of racing?

"I think the smaller teams made it easier to attack. It's harder for the teams to organise themselves immediately and start the chase. Like yesterday with the climbs, the group was really small so I could attack and the teams behind didn't have the number of riders to respond. It was a very nice race in general. There are always a lot of people on the road at the American races. I really like to come here to race."

Steve Bauer, Sports Director:

"It has been a great couple of days here at the Colorado Classic. Today was a text book race for us. Manuel Senni was there and the team was with him all day. We wanted to let a group go that was easy to control and posed no threat to the General Classification which is what happened very quickly in the race. We didn't really even have to ride at the front other than to stay in position with Senni because the sprinters' teams were interested in the sprint. We had Tom Bohli up there to keep things smooth and steady, but the guys were up the front the whole day. They really led the race out in the last kilometer to make sure Senni was in a good position coming into the last turns and it was all good. Senni had one front puncture but Joey Rosskopf stopped and changed the wheel and we were right there so it was a smooth day."

"There's definitely a place for this style of racing. Shorter stages and shorter races with just four stages and with the smaller teams, it makes for more aggressive racing. I think it was a factor in Senni's win. After the mountain top yesterday, if there had been eight-rider teams potentially a team could have brought them back with some more horsepower. But, the breakaway was equally strong as the chase so that was an indication that a little change can influence the race dynamic and predictability."

Complete results:

120.1 kilometers raced at an average speed of 47.382 km/hr

1 Räim, Mihkel Israel Cycling Academy 2hr 32min 5sec
2 McCabe, Travis Unitedhealthcare  s.t.
3 Rodriguez, Jose Elevate-KHS s.t.
4 Canola, Marco Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
5 Lewis, Joe Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
6 Phinney, Taylor Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
7 Howes, Alex Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
8 Boivin, Guillaume Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
9 Reijnen, Kiel Trek-Segafredo s.t.
10 Senni, Manuel BMC s.t.
11 Benito, Miguel Ángel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
12 Bookwalter, Brent BMC s.t.
13 Castillo, Ulises Jelly Belly s.t.
14 Henderson, Greg Unitedhealthcare  s.t.
15 Oien, Justin Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
16 Narvaez, Jhonnatan Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
17 Poli, Umberto Novo Nordisk s.t.
18 Ravasi, Edward UAE Team Emirates s.t.
19 Conti, Valério UAE Team Emirates s.t.
20 Rosskopf, Joey BMC s.t.
21 Joyce, Colin Rally Cycling s.t.
22 Marangoni, Alan Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
23 Winden, Dennis van Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
24 Petilli, Simone UAE Team Emirates s.t.
25 Eisenhart, TJ Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
26 Laengen, Vegard UAE Team Emirates s.t.
27 Serrano, Gonzalo Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
28 Moschetti, Matteo Trek-Segafredo s.t.
29 Stetina, Peter Trek-Segafredo s.t.
30 Kuss, Sepp Rally Cycling s.t.
31 Bernard, Julien Trek-Segafredo s.t.
32 Kline, Shane Rally Cycling s.t.
33 Williams, Tyler Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
34 Santaromita, Ivan Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
35 Daniel, Gregory Trek-Segafredo s.t.
36 Mannion, Gavin Unitedhealthcare  s.t.
37 Krasilnikau, Andrei Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
38 Companioni, Rubén Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
39 Tvetcov, Serghei Jelly Belly s.t.
40 Hoehn, Alex Elevate-KHS s.t.
41 Anderson, Edward Axeon Hagens Berman + 00' 10''
42 Butler, Chris Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
43 Ellsay, Nigel Silber Pro Cycling s.t.
44 Roth, Ryan Silber Pro Cycling s.t.
45 Molina, Antonio Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
46 Carthy, Hugh Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
47 Clarke, Jonathan Unitedhealthcare  s.t.
48 Rathe, Jacob Jelly Belly + 00' 14''
49 Frayre, Eder Elevate-KHS s.t.
50 Urán, Rigoberto Cannondale-Drapac + 00' 17''
51 Sola, Manuel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
52 Shelden, Taylor Jelly Belly s.t.
53 Swirbul, Keegan Jelly Belly + 00' 23''
54 Uwizeye, Jean-Claude Rwanda s.t.
55 Clancy, Stephen Novo Nordisk s.t.
56 Elmiger, Martin BMC s.t.
57 Ukiniwabo, Jean-Paul Rwanda + 00' 39''
58 Berlato, Giacomo Nippo-Vini Fantini + 00' 43''
59 Jaramillo, Daniel Unitedhealthcare  s.t.
60 Lemus, Luis Israel Cycling Academy + 00' 52''
61 Dillier, Silvan BMC s.t.
62 Didier, Laurent Trek-Segafredo s.t.
63 Bohli, Tom BMC s.t.
64 Huffman, Evan Rally Cycling s.t.
65 Pate, Danny Rally Cycling s.t.
66 Koishi, Yuma Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
67 Cima, Damiano Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
68 Eaton, Daniel Unitedhealthcare  + 01' 16''
69 Murphy, John Holowesko-Citadel + 00' 00''
70 Bryon, Miguel Holowesko-Citadel + 02' 00''
71 Uwizeyimana, Bonaventure Rwanda + 02' 05''
72 Lizde, Seid UAE Team Emirates + 00' 00''
73 Calabria, Fabio Novo Nordisk + 02' 24''
74 Gagné, Julien Silber Pro Cycling s.t.
75 Britton, Rob Rally Cycling s.t.
76 Brand, Sam Novo Nordisk + 02' 47''
77 Niv, Guy Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
78 Schmalz, Joseph Elevate-KHS s.t.
79 Owen, Logan Axeon Hagens Berman + 03' 57''
80 IJzendoorn, Rick van Novo Nordisk + 04' 11''
81 Hategeka, Gasore Rwanda s.t.
82 Morton, Angus Jelly Belly + 05' 19''
83 Cowan, Alexander Silber Pro Cycling s.t.
84 Blevins, Christopher Axeon Hagens Berman + 06' 56''

Final GC after Stage 4:

503.5 kilometers raced at an average speed of 41.924 km/hr

1 Senni, Manuel BMC 12hr 0min 35sec
2 Tvetcov, Serghei Jelly Belly @ 15sec
3 Howes, Alex Cannondale-Drapac + 00' 31''
4 Eisenhart, TJ Holowesko-Citadel + 00' 33''
5 Stetina, Peter Trek-Segafredo + 00' 44''
6 Kuss, Sepp Rally Cycling + 01' 05''
7 Bookwalter, Brent BMC + 02' 16''
8 Benito, Miguel Ángel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 02' 19''
9 Laengen, Vegard UAE Team Emirates + 02' 21''
10 McCabe, Travis Unitedhealthcare + 02' 22''
11 Petilli, Simone UAE Team Emirates + 02' 33''
12 Ravasi, Edward UAE Team Emirates + 02' 47''
13 Santaromita, Ivan Nippo-Vini Fantini + 03' 00''
14 Urán, Rigoberto Cannondale-Drapac + 03' 06''
15 Carthy, Hugh Cannondale-Drapac + 03' 07''
16 Butler, Chris Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 03' 58''
17 Clarke, Jonathan Unitedhealthcare s.t.
18 Bernard, Julien Trek-Segafredo + 05' 06''
19 Narvaez, Jhonnatan Axeon Hagens Berman + 08' 04''
20 Shelden, Taylor Jelly Belly + 08' 23''
21 Reijnen, Kiel Trek-Segafredo + 09' 52''
22 Rosskopf, Joey BMC + 15' 46''
23 Mannion, Gavin Unitedhealthcare s.t.
24 Companioni, Rubén Holowesko-Citadel + 15' 52''
25 Ellsay, Nigel Silber Pro Cycling + 15' 58''
26 Lewis, Joe Holowesko-Citadel + 15' 59''
27 Conti, Valério UAE Team Emirates + 16' 21''
28 Canola, Marco Nippo-Vini Fantini + 17' 27''
29 Molina, Antonio Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 20' 14''
30 Britton, Rob Rally Cycling + 20' 48''
31 Frayre, Eder Elevate-KHS + 21' 13''
32 Serrano, Gonzalo Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 21' 56''
33 Oien, Justin Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 22' 20''
34 Phinney, Taylor Cannondale-Drapac + 22' 38''
35 Jaramillo, Daniel Unitedhealthcare + 22' 39''
36 Elmiger, Martin BMC + 22' 43''
37 Rathe, Jacob Jelly Belly + 23' 26''
38 Daniel, Gregory Trek-Segafredo + 24' 02''
39 Cowan, Alexander Silber Pro Cycling + 25' 29''
40 Boivin, Guillaume Israel Cycling Academy + 26' 28''
41 Dillier, Silvan BMC + 27' 30''
42 Didier, Laurent Trek-Segafredo + 27' 34''
43 Bohli, Tom BMC + 27' 54''
44 Lemus, Luis Israel Cycling Academy + 28' 07''
45 Lizde, Seid UAE Team Emirates + 28' 27''
46 Sola, Manuel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 28' 45''
47 Uwizeye, Jean-Claude Rwanda + 28' 50''
48 Hoehn, Alex Elevate-KHS + 29' 00''
49 Krasilnikau, Andrei Holowesko-Citadel + 29' 03''
50 Winden, Dennis van Israel Cycling Academy + 29' 05''
51 Ukiniwabo, Jean-Paul Rwanda + 29' 06''
52 Anderson, Edward Axeon Hagens Berman + 29' 15''
53 Räim, Mihkel Israel Cycling Academy + 29' 24''
54 Joyce, Colin Rally Cycling + 29' 34''
55 Swirbul, Keegan Jelly Belly + 30' 17''
56 Koishi, Yuma Nippo-Vini Fantini + 30' 26''
57 Williams, Tyler Israel Cycling Academy + 30' 41''
58 Murphy, John Holowesko-Citadel + 31' 48''
59 Owen, Logan Axeon Hagens Berman + 32' 16''
60 Eaton, Daniel Unitedhealthcare + 32' 42''
61 Poli, Umberto Novo Nordisk + 33' 09''
62 Henderson, Greg Unitedhealthcare + 33' 13''
63 Bryon, Miguel Holowesko-Citadel + 33' 59''
64 Castillo, Ulises Jelly Belly + 34' 16''
65 Marangoni, Alan Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
66 Kline, Shane Rally Cycling + 34' 31''
67 Pate, Danny Rally Cycling + 35' 08''
68 Gagné, Julien Silber Pro Cycling + 35' 29''
69 Blevins, Christopher Axeon Hagens Berman + 35' 58''
70 Roth, Ryan Silber Pro Cycling + 36' 15''
71 Clancy, Stephen Novo Nordisk + 37' 19''
72 Huffman, Evan Rally Cycling + 37' 27''
73 Hategeka, Gasore Rwanda + 40' 06''
74 Moschetti, Matteo Trek-Segafredo + 40' 17''
75 Morton, Angus Jelly Belly + 41' 00''
76 Schmalz, Joseph Elevate-KHS + 42' 06''
77 Brand, Sam Novo Nordisk + 42' 20''
78 Berlato, Giacomo Nippo-Vini Fantini + 42' 31''
79 Niv, Guy Israel Cycling Academy + 42' 44''
80 Cima, Damiano Nippo-Vini Fantini + 43' 14''
81 Rodriguez, Jose Elevate-KHS + 44' 25''
82 IJzendoorn, Rick van Novo Nordisk + 45' 49''
83 Calabria, Fabio Novo Nordisk + 49' 47''
84 Uwizeyimana, Bonaventure Rwanda @1hr 0min 35sec

Saturday, August 12: Stage 3, Denver - Denver, 130 km (81 miles)

Serghei Tvetcov

Serghei Tvetcov wins the stage and runner-up Manuel Senni takes over the GC.

The race: Here's the story from new GC leader Manuel Senni's BMC team.

12 August, 2017, Denver (USA): After a strong display on stage 2, Manuel Senni has backed up with an impressive ride on stage 3 which saw him sprint to second on the finish line and move into the race lead with one stage remaining.

After two days of circuit racing, stage 3 of the Colorado Classic took the peloton on an out and back route which included the tough Gap Road climb, followed by the second King of the Mountain at Golden Gate, before the downhill run into the finish in Denver.

With the first intermediate sprint coming in the opening 10km, it was a fast pace from kilometer 0 and a battle to make the breakaway. Multiple riders tried to go clear on the run into the Gap Road climb but it wasn't until the road started to rise when a five-rider breakaway was established, while behind Senni and Brent Bookwalter were part of a select chase group.

The chase group kept the breakaway to within one minute, before Senni jumped ahead and bridged to the five riders who, at that point, held a slim 20-second advantage. The 21-rider chase group, featuring Bookwalter, closed the gap and the race hit the reset button before Senni launched a solo attack 5km before the Golden Gate summit.

Serghei Tvetcov (Jelly Belly Powered by Maxxis) covered Senni's move and the two riders forged on ahead, managing to gain a maximum 1'15" advantage over the 22-rider chase group. Despite the strong numbers in the chase, Senni and Tvetcov managed to maintain a gap of more than one minute for the final 30km of the stage.

Senni claimed the final intermediate sprint points ahead of Tvetcov before the duo started the run into the finish, which saw Tvetcov power ahead of Senni in the closing meters to finish one-second ahead. Bookwalter led the chase group behind and crossed the line in sixth place to move into seventh place on the General Classification, 2'16" behind new race leader Senni.

With one final circuit stage to come, Senni holds a 15-second advantage over Tvetcov.

Manuel Senni:

"Today was exactly how I said it yesterday. I wanted to try everything because my legs are good and I was in a good position on the General Classification after yesterday. I tried to follow Peter Stetina on the first climb but the pace was a bit too much for me and I didn't want to go over my limit so I came back to the group. I could see that the group was getting smaller and smaller and towards the top, my legs were getting better. I attacked in last part of the second climb and Serghei Tvetcov followed. Together, we were really strong on the flat and on the descent so we were able to hold our advantage and went together to the finish. We had good cooperation the whole time so it was a really good stage for me."

"Going into tomorrow, I have a 15-second advantage. We have a very strong team and I think we can try to cooperate with some other teams. But, I think we have a good team to defend the jersey. I started the year with good results in Valencia and good results with the national team. I had bad luck at the Giro d'Italia as I started with a virus but after I did a month of good training at home before Utah where my legs were good and I was getting better day by day. Now I am here in the position to do a good result and I think until now, this is the best race of my career."

Steve Bauer, Sports Director:

"Manuel Senni was super motivated. Even after the race yesterday he said to me "I really want to give it a go. We have to do something" so he was super pumped after the stage in Breckenridge and you could see he was motivated to give it a shot. The race was very hard up the climb, the guys were really getting separated and a lot of guys were off the back. Cannondale-Drapac were trying to control to get Alex Howes to the finish and Peter Stetina had gone away for Trek-Segafredo. Senni made a couple of attempts to bridge but then they were over the climb and he went solo. Tvetcov came to him and they went over the second KOM with 15-20 seconds and then they gained about one minute on the descent and managed to hold that almost all the way to the finish. They were super strong. It was pretty impressive."

"I think that the legs of the chase group were equal to the legs of Senni and Tvetcov so once they got that one-minute advantage, they were able to hold it. Senni said that the two of them were very strong together and working well together. There was a bit of a tailwind at times which helps but they did a great race. We have a good team here. In the mountains, most of the guys are suffering like everyone else but I think on a flatter stage, we have a strong team to control. We just need to bring it to a bunch sprint and there are other teams with the same interest, so we'll give it everything we have tomorrow."

Complete results:

1 Tvetcov, Serghei Jelly Belly 3hr 2min 45sec
2 Senni, Manuel BMC @ 1sec
3 McCabe, Travis Unitedhealthcare + 00' 54''
4 Canola, Marco Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
5 Reijnen, Kiel Trek-Segafredo s.t.
6 Bookwalter, Brent BMC + 00' 55''
7 Howes, Alex Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
8 Conti, Valério UAE Team Emirates s.t.
9 Benito, Miguel Ángel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 00' 57''
10 Narvaez, Jhonnatan Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
11 Eisenhart, TJ Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
12 Kuss, Sepp Rally Cycling s.t.
13 Laengen, Vegard UAE Team Emirates s.t.
14 Petilli, Simone UAE Team Emirates s.t.
15 Lemus, Luis Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
16 Shelden, Taylor Jelly Belly s.t.
17 Stetina, Peter Trek-Segafredo s.t.
18 Ravasi, Edward UAE Team Emirates s.t.
19 Clarke, Jonathan Unitedhealthcare + 01' 01''
20 Butler, Chris Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
21 Santaromita, Ivan Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
22 Urán, Rigoberto Cannondale-Drapac + 01' 05''
23 Bernard, Julien Trek-Segafredo + 01' 12''
24 Carthy, Hugh Cannondale-Drapac + 01' 29''
25 Munyaneza, Didier Rwanda + 12' 48''
26 Lizde, Seid UAE Team Emirates + 13' 01''
27 Hoehn, Alex Elevate-KHS s.t.
28 Sola, Manuel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
29 Blevins, Christopher Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
30 Berlato, Giacomo Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
31 Castillo, Ulises Jelly Belly s.t.
32 Ukiniwabo, Jean-Paul Rwanda s.t.
33 Uwizeye, Jean-Claude Rwanda s.t.
34 Boivin, Guillaume Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
35 Serrano, Gonzalo Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
36 Molina, Antonio Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
37 Winden, Dennis van Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
38 Clarke, Will Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
39 Anderson, Edward Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
40 Niv, Guy Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
41 Räim, Mihkel Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
42 Poli, Umberto Novo Nordisk s.t.
43 Williams, Tyler Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
44 Frayre, Eder Elevate-KHS s.t.
45 Jaramillo, Daniel Unitedhealthcare s.t.
46 Gagné, Julien Silber Pro Cycling s.t.
47 Schmalz, Joseph Elevate-KHS s.t.
48 Koishi, Yuma Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
49 Joyce, Colin Rally Cycling s.t.
50 Dillier, Silvan BMC s.t.
51 Rosskopf, Joey BMC s.t.
52 Eaton, Daniel Unitedhealthcare s.t.
53 Marangoni, Alan Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
54 Kline, Shane Rally Cycling s.t.
55 Cowan, Alexander Silber Pro Cycling s.t.
56 Ellsay, Nigel Silber Pro Cycling s.t.
57 Phinney, Taylor Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
58 Lewis, Joe Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
59 Britton, Rob Rally Cycling s.t.
60 Daniel, Gregory Trek-Segafredo s.t.
61 Didier, Laurent Trek-Segafredo s.t.
62 Rathe, Jacob Jelly Belly s.t.
63 Companioni, Rubén Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
64 Owen, Logan Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
65 Mannion, Gavin Unitedhealthcare s.t.
66 Pate, Danny Rally Cycling s.t.
67 Rodriguez, Jose Elevate-KHS + 13' 21''
68 Swirbul, Keegan Jelly Belly s.t.
69 Henderson, Greg Unitedhealthcare s.t.
70 Bohli, Tom BMC s.t.
71 Oien, Justin Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
72 Moschetti, Matteo Trek-Segafredo s.t.
73 Elmiger, Martin BMC s.t.
74 Brand, Sam Novo Nordisk s.t.
75 Bryon, Miguel Holowesko-Citadel + 15' 26''
76 Murphy, John Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
77 Calabria, Fabio Novo Nordisk s.t.
78 Cima, Damiano Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
79 Roth, Ryan Silber Pro Cycling s.t.
80 Uwizeyimana, Bonaventure Rwanda s.t.
81 Clancy, Stephen Novo Nordisk s.t.
82 Huffman, Evan Rally Cycling s.t.
83 IJzendoorn, Rick van Novo Nordisk s.t.
84 Krasilnikau, Andrei Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
85 Hategeka, Gasore Rwanda + 15' 34''
86 Morton, Angus Jelly Belly + 15' 35''

GC after Stage 3:

1 Senni, Manuel BMC 9hr 27min 45sec
2 Tvetcov, Serghei Jelly Belly @ 15sec
3 Howes, Alex Cannondale-Drapac + 00' 31''
4 Eisenhart, TJ Holowesko-Citadel + 00' 33''
5 Stetina, Peter Trek-Segafredo + 00' 44''
6 Kuss, Sepp Rally Cycling + 01' 05''
7 Bookwalter, Brent BMC + 02' 16''
8 Benito, Miguel Ángel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 02' 19''
9 Laengen, Vegard UAE Team Emirates + 02' 21''
10 McCabe, Travis Unitedhealthcare + 02' 28''
11 Petilli, Simone UAE Team Emirates + 02' 33''
12 Ravasi, Edward UAE Team Emirates + 02' 47''
13 Urán, Rigoberto Cannondale-Drapac + 02' 49''
14 Carthy, Hugh Cannondale-Drapac + 02' 57''
15 Santaromita, Ivan Nippo-Vini Fantini + 03' 00''
16 Butler, Chris Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 03' 48''
17 Clarke, Jonathan Unitedhealthcare s.t.
18 Bernard, Julien Trek-Segafredo + 05' 06''
19 Narvaez, Jhonnatan Axeon Hagens Berman + 08' 04''
20 Shelden, Taylor Jelly Belly + 08' 06''
21 Reijnen, Kiel Trek-Segafredo + 09' 52''
22 Rosskopf, Joey BMC + 15' 46''
23 Mannion, Gavin Unitedhealthcare s.t.
24 Ellsay, Nigel Silber Pro Cycling + 15' 48''
25 Lewis, Joe Holowesko-Citadel + 15' 59''
26 Companioni, Rubén Holowesko-Citadel + 15' 59''
27 Conti, Valério UAE Team Emirates + 16' 21''
28 Clarke, Will Cannondale-Drapac + 16' 35''
29 Canola, Marco Nippo-Vini Fantini + 17' 27''
30 Britton, Rob Rally Cycling + 18' 24''
31 Molina, Antonio Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 20' 08''
32 Cowan, Alexander Silber Pro Cycling + 20' 10''
33 Frayre, Eder Elevate-KHS + 20' 59''
34 Serrano, Gonzalo Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 21' 56''
35 Jaramillo, Daniel Unitedhealthcare s.t.
36 Oien, Justin Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 22' 20''
37 Elmiger, Martin BMC s.t.
38 Munyaneza, Didier Rwanda + 22' 24''
39 Phinney, Taylor Cannondale-Drapac + 22' 38''
40 Rathe, Jacob Jelly Belly + 23' 12''
41 Daniel, Gregory Trek-Segafredo + 24' 02''
42 Boivin, Guillaume Israel Cycling Academy + 26' 28''
43 Dillier, Silvan BMC + 26' 38''
44 Didier, Laurent Trek-Segafredo + 26' 42''
45 Bohli, Tom BMC + 27' 02''
46 Lemus, Luis Israel Cycling Academy + 27' 15''
47 Owen, Logan Axeon Hagens Berman + 28' 19''
48 Ukiniwabo, Jean-Paul Rwanda + 28' 27''
49 Lizde, Seid UAE Team Emirates s.t.
50 Uwizeye, Jean-Claude Rwanda s.t.
51 Sola, Manuel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 28' 28''
52 Hoehn, Alex Elevate-KHS + 29' 00''
53 Krasilnikau, Andrei Holowesko-Citadel + 29' 03''
54 Blevins, Christopher Axeon Hagens Berman + 29' 05''
55 Anderson, Edward Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
56 Winden, Dennis van Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
57 Räim, Mihkel Israel Cycling Academy + 29' 34''
58 Joyce, Colin Rally Cycling s.t.
59 Koishi, Yuma Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
60 Swirbul, Keegan Jelly Belly + 29' 54''
61 Williams, Tyler Israel Cycling Academy + 30' 41''
62 Eaton, Daniel Unitedhealthcare + 31' 26''
63 Murphy, John Holowesko-Citadel + 31' 48''
64 Bryon, Miguel Holowesko-Citadel + 31' 59''
65 Gagné, Julien Silber Pro Cycling + 33' 05''
66 Poli, Umberto Novo Nordisk + 33' 09''
67 Henderson, Greg Unitedhealthcare + 33' 13''
68 Castillo, Ulises Jelly Belly + 34' 16''
69 Marangoni, Alan Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
70 Pate, Danny Rally Cycling s.t.
71 Kline, Shane Rally Cycling + 34' 31''
72 Morton, Angus Jelly Belly + 35' 41''
73 Hategeka, Gasore Rwanda + 35' 55''
74 Roth, Ryan Silber Pro Cycling + 36' 05''
75 Huffman, Evan Rally Cycling + 36' 35''
76 Clancy, Stephen Novo Nordisk + 36' 56''
77 Schmalz, Joseph Elevate-KHS + 39' 19''
78 Brand, Sam Novo Nordisk + 39' 33''
79 Niv, Guy Israel Cycling Academy + 39' 57''
80 Moschetti, Matteo Trek-Segafredo + 40' 17''
81 IJzendoorn, Rick van Novo Nordisk + 41' 38''
82 Berlato, Giacomo Nippo-Vini Fantini + 41' 48''
83 Cima, Damiano Nippo-Vini Fantini + 42' 22''
84 Rodriguez, Jose Elevate-KHS + 44' 29''
85 Calabria, Fabio Novo Nordisk + 47' 27''
86 Uwizeyimana, Bonaventure Rwanda + 58' 30''

Friday, August 11: Stage 2, Breckenridge 10 x 10.3 km = 103 km (64 miles)

The race: Here's the report from winner Alex Howes' Cannondale-Drapac team.

Alex Howes handily outsprinted TJ Eisenhart (Holowesko-Citadel) in downtown Breckenridge on Friday to win the second stage of the Colorado Classic. It’s the third victory of the season for the Colorado native but his first in #GreenArgyle. Howes won two stages of the Cascade Classic while riding for the US National Team last month. “I’m feeling very good, and I’m feeling very bad,” said Howes. “I dug deep for that one.”

“Alex has been with me for almost 15 years now,” said Slipstream Sports CEO Jonathan Vaughters. “I booted him off the team for a year to toughen him up. It worked. He’s tough as nails now.”

The queen stage of Colorado Classic featured 10 laps around a 10-kilometer course. Each lap included a steep ascent up Moonstone Road before a fast, winding descent back into town. The 600-foot (180-meter) climb tops out at 10,000 feet (3048 meters) with multiple sections above 10 percent gradient.

Eisenhart was the first rider to go on the attack. He was joined by Daniel Eaton (UnitedHealthcare) in the early breakaway. The duo pocketed a four-minute advantage over the peloton by the mid-point of the race. A chase group that included Will Clarke rode in the gap between the leaders and the bunch.

Four laps into the race, Eisenhart dispatched of Eaton up Moonstone and forged ahead alone. Two laps later, Clarke’s chase group splintered and the peloton exploded. Howes emerged as part of a 22-rider selection. The group included three Cannondale-Drapac riders alongside Howes: Clarke, Tour de France runner-up Rigoberto Uran and neo-pro Hugh Carthy.

“The most important thing was that we would never be in a situation where we where in trouble,” said sport director Ken Vanmarcke. “The whole race we had it all under control, and everybody executed the job perfectly.”

Peter Stetina (Trek-Segafredo) attacked out of the favorites group on the third to last time up Moonstone. His acceleration drew out Howes and Sepp Kuss (Rally Pro Cycling). Attacks from Stetina on the final Moonstone ascent distanced Kuss and bridged the gap to Eisenhart. Responding to Stetina’s accelerations required a massive effort from Howes, who was repeatedly gapped but repeatedly clawed his way back to Stetina’s wheel.

“I was like ‘Pete, there is no way you’re dropping me dude,” Howes said. “I’m going to throw up and have a heart attack before you drop me.”

Eisenhart attacked on the descent. Howes emphatically marked the move. Stetina, the most cautious amongst the trio, allowed a gap to open on the downhill run into town, setting the stage for a two-up sprint.

Howes swung wide through the final corner and maintained his speed in the surge to the line. Just beyond the finish, he pumped a hand into the air in celebration.

Eisenhart moves into the race lead due to bonus seconds he picked up out on the road. Howes jumps up to second on the general classification at one second. “I really wanted to win here today because I knew whoever takes the win here has a great shot of winning the overall,” said Howes. “This is one of the few races without a time trial. I thought maybe I could win the overall because I can’t time trial my way out of a wet paper bag.”

“We can win the general classification here, but even with chasing the overall victory, there are still two chances to win stages,” said Vanmarcke. “We have a very motivated and strong team here, and with this victory, everybody will be more excited to go for it.”

The Colorado Classic continues tomorrow with a 130-kilometer stage in Denver. The out-and-back course includes the Peak to Peak Highway and Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

Complete results:

1 Howes, Alex Cannondale-Drapac 2hr 51min 17sec
2 Eisenhart, Taylor Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
3 Stetina, Peter Trek-Segafredo @ 4sec
4 Senni, Manuel BMC + 00' 21''
5 Tvetcov, Serghei Jelly Belly + 00' 40''
6 Bookwalter, Brent BMC + 01' 34''
7 Benito, Miguel Ángel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 01' 35''
8 Urán, Rigoberto Cannondale-Drapac + 01' 37''
9 Laengen, Vegard UAE Team Emirates s.t.
10 Carthy, Hugh Cannondale-Drapac + 01' 41''
11 Petilli, Simone UAE Team Emirates + 01' 49''
12 Kuss, Sepp Rally Cycling + 02' 00''
13 Ravasi, Edward UAE Team Emirates + 02' 03''
14 McCabe, Travis Unitedhealthcare s.t.
15 Santaromita, Ivan Nippo-Vini Fantini + 02' 12''
16 Mannion, Gavin Unitedhealthcare + 02' 58''
17 Rosskopf, Joey BMC s.t.
18 Clarke, Jonathan Unitedhealthcare + 03' 00''
19 Ellsay, Nigel Silber Pro Cycling s.t.
20 Butler, Chris Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
21 Lewis, Joe Holowesko-Citadel + 03' 11''
22 Companioni, Rubén Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
23 Clarke, Will Cannondale-Drapac + 03' 47''
24 Bernard, Julien Trek-Segafredo + 04' 07''
25 Britton, Rob Rally Cycling + 05' 36''
26 Molina, Antonio Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 07' 22''
27 Cowan, Alexander Silber Pro Cycling s.t.
28 Shelden, Taylor Jelly Belly s.t.
29 Narvaez, Jhonnatan Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
30 Frayre, Eder Elevate-KHS + 08' 11''
31 Eaton, Daniel Unitedhealthcare + 08' 18''
32 Dillier, Silvan BMC + 09' 08''
33 Phinney, Taylor Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
34 Daniel, Gregory Trek-Segafredo s.t.
35 Jaramillo, Daniel Unitedhealthcare s.t.
36 Krasilnikau, Andrei Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
37 Serrano, Gonzalo Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
38 Reijnen, Kiel Trek-Segafredo + 09' 12''
39 Elmiger, Martin BMC s.t.
40 Bohli, Tom BMC s.t.
41 Oien, Justin Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
42 Munyaneza, Didier Rwanda s.t.
43 Didier, Laurent Trek-Segafredo s.t.
44 Rathe, Jacob Jelly Belly + 09' 47''
45 Murphy, John Holowesko-Citadel + 09' 53''
46 Boivin, Guillaume Israel Cycling Academy + 13' 11''
47 Williams, Tyler Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
48 Henderson, Greg Unitedhealthcare + 15' 23''
49 Owen, Logan Axeon Hagens Berman + 15' 35''
50 Gagné, Julien Silber Pro Cycling s.t.
51 Conti, Valério UAE Team Emirates + 15' 39''
52 Poli, Umberto Novo Nordisk s.t.
53 Lizde, Seid UAE Team Emirates s.t.
54 Ukiniwabo, Jean-Paul Rwanda s.t.
55 Morton, Angus Jelly Belly s.t.
56 Uwizeye, Jean-Claude Rwanda s.t.
57 Sola, Manuel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 15' 40''
58 Hoehn, Alex Elevate-KHS + 16' 12''
59 Winden, Dennis van Israel Cycling Academy + 16' 17''
60 Anderson, Edward Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
61 Blevins, Christopher Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
62 Swirbul, Keegan Jelly Belly + 16' 46''
63 Niv, Guy Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
64 Rice, Michael Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
65 Bryon, Miguel Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
66 Castillo, Ulises Jelly Belly s.t.
67 Marangoni, Alan Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
68 Cima, Damiano Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
69 Räim, Mihkel Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
70 Moschetti, Matteo Trek-Segafredo s.t.
71 Canola, Marco Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
72 Koishi, Yuma Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
73 Joyce, Colin Rally Cycling s.t.
74 Huffman, Evan Rally Cycling s.t.
75 Pate, Danny Rally Cycling s.t.
76 Zavyalov, Innokenty Elevate-KHS + 16' 50''
77 Roth, Ryan Silber Pro Cycling + 20' 28''
78 Hategeka, Gasore Rwanda + 20' 34''
79 Rodriguez, Jose Elevate-KHS + 20' 58''
80 Craddock, Lawson Cannondale-Drapac + 21' 13''
81 Clancy, Stephen Novo Nordisk + 21' 43''
82 Brand, Sam Novo Nordisk s.t.
83 IJzendoorn, Rick van Novo Nordisk s.t.
84 Berlato, Giacomo Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
85 Kline, Shane Rally Cycling s.t.
86 Piccoli, James Elevate-KHS + 21' 49''
87 Lemus, Luis Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
88 Schmalz, Joseph Elevate-KHS + 21' 51''
89 Calabria, Fabio Novo Nordisk s.t.
90 Uwizeyimana, Bonaventure Rwanda + 24' 58''
91 Brown, Jonathan Axeon Hagens Berman + 25' 04''

GC after Stage 2:

1 Eisenhart, Taylor Holowesko-Citadel 6hr 24min 36sec
2 Howes, Alex Cannondale-Drapac @ 1sec
3 Stetina, Peter Trek-Segafredo + 00' 11''
4 Senni, Manuel BMC + 00' 32''
5 Tvetcov, Serghei Jelly Belly + 00' 51''
6 Bookwalter, Brent BMC + 01' 45''
7 Benito, Miguel Ángel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 01' 46''
8 Urán, Rigoberto Cannondale-Drapac + 01' 48''
9 Laengen, Vegard UAE Team Emirates s.t.
10 Carthy, Hugh Cannondale-Drapac + 01' 52''
11 Petilli, Simone UAE Team Emirates + 02' 00''
12 McCabe, Travis Unitedhealthcare + 02' 05''
13 Kuss, Sepp Rally Cycling + 02' 11''
14 Ravasi, Edward UAE Team Emirates + 02' 14''
15 Santaromita, Ivan Nippo-Vini Fantini + 02' 23''
16 Rosskopf, Joey BMC + 03' 09''
17 Mannion, Gavin Unitedhealthcare s.t.
18 Butler, Chris Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 03' 11''
19 Clarke, Jonathan Unitedhealthcare s.t.
20 Ellsay, Nigel Silber Pro Cycling s.t.
21 Lewis, Joe Holowesko-Citadel + 03' 22''
22 Companioni, Rubén Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
23 Clarke, Will Cannondale-Drapac + 03' 58''
24 Bernard, Julien Trek-Segafredo + 04' 18''
25 Britton, Rob Rally Cycling + 05' 47''
26 Molina, Antonio Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 07' 31''
27 Narvaez, Jhonnatan Axeon Hagens Berman + 07' 33''
28 Shelden, Taylor Jelly Belly s.t.
29 Cowan, Alexander Silber Pro Cycling s.t.
30 Frayre, Eder Elevate-KHS + 08' 22''
31 Jaramillo, Daniel Unitedhealthcare + 09' 19''
32 Serrano, Gonzalo Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
33 Reijnen, Kiel Trek-Segafredo + 09' 22''
34 Oien, Justin Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 09' 23''
35 Elmiger, Martin BMC s.t.
36 Murphy, John Holowesko-Citadel + 09' 54''
37 Munyaneza, Didier Rwanda + 10' 00''
38 Phinney, Taylor Cannondale-Drapac + 10' 01''
39 Rathe, Jacob Jelly Belly + 10' 35''
40 Daniel, Gregory Trek-Segafredo + 11' 25''
41 Boivin, Guillaume Israel Cycling Academy + 13' 51''
42 Dillier, Silvan BMC + 14' 01''
43 Krasilnikau, Andrei Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
44 Bohli, Tom BMC + 14' 05''
45 Didier, Laurent Trek-Segafredo s.t.
46 Owen, Logan Axeon Hagens Berman + 15' 42''
47 Ukiniwabo, Jean-Paul Rwanda + 15' 50''
48 Lizde, Seid UAE Team Emirates s.t.
49 Uwizeye, Jean-Claude Rwanda s.t.
50 Conti, Valério UAE Team Emirates s.t.
51 Sola, Manuel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 15' 51''
52 Hoehn, Alex Elevate-KHS + 16' 23''
53 Blevins, Christopher Axeon Hagens Berman + 16' 28''
54 Anderson, Edward Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
55 Winden, Dennis van Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
56 Räim, Mihkel Israel Cycling Academy + 16' 57''
57 Canola, Marco Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
58 Bryon, Miguel Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
59 Joyce, Colin Rally Cycling s.t.
60 Swirbul, Keegan Jelly Belly s.t.
61 Koishi, Yuma Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
62 Williams, Tyler Israel Cycling Academy + 18' 04''
63 Eaton, Daniel Unitedhealthcare + 18' 49''
64 Henderson, Greg Unitedhealthcare + 20' 16''
65 Gagné, Julien Silber Pro Cycling + 20' 28''
66 Morton, Angus Jelly Belly + 20' 30''
67 Poli, Umberto Novo Nordisk + 20' 32''
68 Hategeka, Gasore Rwanda + 20' 45''
69 Roth, Ryan Silber Pro Cycling + 21' 03''
70 Huffman, Evan Rally Cycling + 21' 33''
71 Marangoni, Alan Nippo-Vini Fantini + 21' 39''
72 Pate, Danny Rally Cycling + 21' 39''
73 Castillo, Ulises Jelly Belly s.t.
74 Clancy, Stephen Novo Nordisk + 21' 54''
75 Kline, Shane Rally Cycling s.t.
76 Piccoli, James Elevate-KHS + 22' 00''
77 IJzendoorn, Rick van Novo Nordisk + 26' 36''
78 Brand, Sam Novo Nordisk s.t.
79 Lemus, Luis Israel Cycling Academy + 26' 42''
80 Schmalz, Joseph Elevate-KHS s.t.
81 Niv, Guy Israel Cycling Academy + 27' 20''
82 Rice, Michael Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
83 Cima, Damiano Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
84 Moschetti, Matteo Trek-Segafredo s.t.
85 Zavyalov, Innokenty Elevate-KHS + 27' 24''
86 Berlato, Giacomo Nippo-Vini Fantini + 29' 11''
87 Brown, Jonathan Axeon Hagens Berman + 29' 57''
88 Rodriguez, Jose Elevate-KHS + 31' 32''
89 Craddock, Lawson Cannondale-Drapac + 31' 47''
90 Calabria, Fabio Novo Nordisk + 32' 25''
91 Uwizeyimana, Bonaventure Rwanda + 43' 28''

Thursday, August 10: Stage 1, Colorado Springs 6 x 25.1 km = 150.4 km (93.5 miles

John Murphy

John Murphy wins the first stage.

Complete Results:

150.4 kilometers raced at an average speed of 42.267 km/hr

1 Murphy, John Holowesko-Citadel 3hr 33min 30sec
2 McCabe, Travis Unitedhealthcare s.t.
3 Owen, Logan Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
4 Canola, Marco Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
5 Reijnen, Kiel Trek-Segafredo s.t.
6 Räim, Mihkel Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
7 Howes, Alex Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
8 Joyce, Colin Rally Cycling s.t.
9 Blevins, Christopher Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
10 Bookwalter, Brent BMC s.t.
11 Oien, Justin Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
12 Lewis, Joe Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
13 Kline, Shane Rally Cycling s.t.
14 Bryon, Miguel Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
15 Rosskopf, Joey BMC s.t.
16 Kuss, Sepp Rally Cycling s.t.
17 Clancy, Stephen Novo Nordisk s.t.
18 Mirza, Yousif UAE Team Emirates s.t.
19 Urán, Rigoberto Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
20 Tvetcov, Serghei Jelly Belly s.t.
21 Mannion, Gavin Unitedhealthcare s.t.
22 Hoehn, Alex Elevate-KHS s.t.
23 Narvaez, Jhonnatan Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
24 Stetina, Peter Trek-Segafredo s.t.
25 Frayre, Eder Elevate-KHS s.t.
26 Benito, Miguel Ángel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
27 Petilli, Simone UAE Team Emirates s.t.
28 Jaramillo, Daniel Unitedhealthcare s.t.
29 Carthy, Hugh Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
30 Santaromita, Ivan Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
31 Molina, Antonio Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
32 Senni, Manuel BMC s.t.
33 Serrano, Gonzalo Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
34 Ukiniwabo, Jean-Paul Rwanda s.t.
35 Shelden, Taylor Jelly Belly s.t.
36 Laengen, Vegard UAE Team Emirates s.t.
37 Butler, Chris Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
38 Anderson, Edward Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
39 Elmiger, Martin BMC s.t.
40 Sola, Manuel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
41 Uwizeye, Jean-Claude Rwanda s.t.
42 Lizde, Seid UAE Team Emirates s.t.
43 Cowan, Alexander Silber Pro Cycling s.t.
44 Eisenhart, Taylor Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
45 Hategeka, Gasore Rwanda s.t.
46 Britton, Rob Rally Cycling s.t.
47 Companioni, Rubén Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
48 Conti, Valério UAE Team Emirates s.t.
49 Piccoli, James Elevate-KHS s.t.
50 Clarke, Jonathan Unitedhealthcare s.t.
51 Clarke, Will Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
52 Ellsay, Nigel Silber Pro Cycling s.t.
53 Ravasi, Edward UAE Team Emirates s.t.
54 Swirbul, Keegan Jelly Belly s.t.
55 Bernard, Julien Trek-Segafredo s.t.
56 Koishi, Yuma Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
57 Winden, Dennis van Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
58 Roth, Ryan Silber Pro Cycling + 00' 24''
59 Boivin, Guillaume Israel Cycling Academy + 00' 29''
60 Rathe, Jacob Jelly Belly + 00' 37''
61 Munyaneza, Didier Rwanda s.t.
62 Phinney, Taylor Cannondale-Drapac + 00' 42''
63 Daniel, Gregory Trek-Segafredo + 02' 06''
64 IJzendoorn, Rick van Novo Nordisk + 04' 42''
65 Lemus, Luis Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
66 Brand, Sam Novo Nordisk s.t.
67 Williams, Tyler Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
68 Pate, Danny Rally Cycling s.t.
69 Poli, Umberto Novo Nordisk s.t.
70 Didier, Laurent Trek-Segafredo s.t.
71 Marangoni, Alan Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
72 Bohli, Tom BMC s.t.
73 Schmalz, Joseph Elevate-KHS s.t.
74 Krasilnikau, Andrei Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
75 Dillier, Silvan BMC s.t.
76 Gagné, Julien Silber Pro Cycling s.t.
77 Henderson, Greg Unitedhealthcare s.t.
78 Brown, Jonathan Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
79 Huffman, Evan Rally Cycling s.t.
80 Castillo, Ulises Jelly Belly s.t.
81 Morton, Angus Jelly Belly s.t.
82 Berlato, Giacomo Nippo-Vini Fantini + 07' 17''
83 Calabria, Fabio Novo Nordisk + 10' 23''
84 Rodriguez, Jose Elevate-KHS s.t.
85 Niv, Guy Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
86 Zavyalov, Innokenty Elevate-KHS s.t.
87 McClure, Reid Novo Nordisk s.t.
88 Cima, Damiano Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
89 Moschetti, Matteo Trek-Segafredo s.t.
90 Rice, Michael Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
91 Craddock, Lawson Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
92 Eaton, Daniel Unitedhealthcare s.t.
93 Uwizeyimana, Bonaventure Rwanda + 18' 19''

GC after Stage 1:

1 Murphy, John Holowesko-Citadel 3hr 33min 20''
2 McCabe, Travis Unitedhealthcare @ 4sec
3 Owen, Logan Axeon Hagens Berman + 00' 06''
4 Molina, Antonio Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 00' 08''
5 Canola, Marco Nippo-Vini Fantini + 00' 10''
6 Reijnen, Kiel Trek-Segafredo s.t.
7 Räim, Mihkel Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
8 Howes, Alex Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
9 Joyce, Colin Rally Cycling s.t.
10 Blevins, Christopher Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
11 Bookwalter, Brent BMC s.t.
12 Oien, Justin Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
13 Lewis, Joe Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
14 Kline, Shane Rally Cycling s.t.
15 Bryon, Miguel Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
16 Rosskopf, Joey BMC s.t.
17 Kuss, Sepp Rally Cycling s.t.
18 Clancy, Stephen Novo Nordisk s.t.
19 Mirza, Yousif UAE Team Emirates s.t.
20 Urán, Rigoberto Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
21 Tvetcov, Serghei Jelly Belly s.t.
22 Mannion, Gavin Unitedhealthcare s.t.
23 Hoehn, Alex Elevate-KHS s.t.
24 Narvaez, Jhonnatan Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
25 Stetina, Peter Trek-Segafredo s.t.
26 Frayre, Eder Elevate-KHS s.t.
27 Benito, Miguel Ángel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
28 Petilli, Simone UAE Team Emirates s.t.
29 Jaramillo, Daniel Unitedhealthcare s.t.
30 Carthy, Hugh Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
31 Santaromita, Ivan Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
32 Senni, Manuel BMC s.t.
33 Serrano, Gonzalo Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
34 Ukiniwabo, Jean-Paul Rwanda s.t.
35 Shelden, Taylor Jelly Belly s.t.
36 Laengen, Vegard UAE Team Emirates s.t.
37 Butler, Chris Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
38 Anderson, Edward Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
39 Elmiger, Martin BMC s.t.
40 Sola, Manuel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
41 Uwizeye, Jean-Claude Rwanda s.t.
42 Lizde, Seid UAE Team Emirates s.t.
43 Cowan, Alexander Silber Pro Cycling s.t.
44 Eisenhart, Taylor Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
45 Hategeka, Gasore Rwanda s.t.
46 Britton, Rob Rally Cycling s.t.
47 Companioni, Rubén Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
48 Conti, Valério UAE Team Emirates s.t.
49 Piccoli, James Elevate-KHS s.t.
50 Clarke, Jonathan Unitedhealthcare s.t.
51 Clarke, Will Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
52 Ellsay, Nigel Silber Pro Cycling s.t.
53 Ravasi, Edward UAE Team Emirates s.t.
54 Swirbul, Keegan Jelly Belly s.t.
55 Bernard, Julien Trek-Segafredo s.t.
56 Koishi, Yuma Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
57 Winden, Dennis van Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
58 Roth, Ryan Silber Pro Cycling + 00' 34''
59 Boivin, Guillaume Israel Cycling Academy + 00' 39''
60 Rathe, Jacob Jelly Belly + 00' 47''
61 Munyaneza, Didier Rwanda s.t.
62 Phinney, Taylor Cannondale-Drapac + 00' 52''
63 Daniel, Gregory Trek-Segafredo + 02' 16''
64 Huffman, Evan Rally Cycling + 04' 46''
65 Schmalz, Joseph Elevate-KHS + 04' 50''
66 Morton, Angus Jelly Belly s.t.
67 IJzendoorn, Rick van Novo Nordisk + 04' 52''
68 Lemus, Luis Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
69 Brand, Sam Novo Nordisk s.t.
70 Williams, Tyler Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
71 Pate, Danny Rally Cycling s.t.
72 Poli, Umberto Novo Nordisk s.t.
73 Didier, Laurent Trek-Segafredo s.t.
74 Marangoni, Alan Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
75 Bohli, Tom BMC s.t.
76 Krasilnikau, Andrei Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
77 Dillier, Silvan BMC s.t.
78 Gagné, Julien Silber Pro Cycling s.t.
79 Henderson, Greg Unitedhealthcare s.t.
80 Brown, Jonathan Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
81 Castillo, Ulises Jelly Belly s.t.
82 Berlato, Giacomo Nippo-Vini Fantini + 07' 27''
83 Calabria, Fabio Novo Nordisk + 10' 33''
84 Rodriguez, Jose Elevate-KHS s.t.
85 Niv, Guy Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
86 Zavyalov, Innokenty Elevate-KHS s.t.
87 McClure, Reid Novo Nordisk s.t.
88 Cima, Damiano Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
89 Moschetti, Matteo Trek-Segafredo s.t.
90 Rice, Michael Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
91 Craddock, Lawson Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
92 Eaton, Daniel Unitedhealthcare s.t.
93 Uwizeyimana, Bonaventure Rwanda + 18' 29''