BMC’s Tejay van Garderen recorded his second big American win of the year at the USA Pro Challenge, beating teammate Mathias Frank and Garmin-Sharp’s Tom Danielson to victory at the week-long Colorado stage race. Peter Sagan (Cannondale) took four stage wins and the sprinters’ jersey, Matt Cooke (Jamis-Hagens Berman) the King of the Mountains prize and Lachlan Morton (Garmin-Sharp) finished as best young rider.
The best part of any race – the end of it. The GC podium celebrates in time-honoured tradition, as third-placed Janier Acevedo (Jamis-Hagens Berman) lets fly with the champagne, with overall winner Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp, in yellow) and runner-up Chris Horner (RadioShack-Leopard) in the background.
Having started the final stage tied on aggregate time, Tom Danielson successfully attacked Chris Horner on the final climb to earn a merited victory to finish an exciting Tour of Utah in which the leader’s jersey changed hands on all but one of its six days.