Team Garmin-Sharp's Tyler Farrar Sprints to stage 1 win in 2012 USAPCC
Tyler Farrar (USA) of Team Garmin-Sharp ultimately secured the stage victory and overall race lead after a sprint battle to the finish line.
RadioShack-Nissan-Trek, and the field was brought together again for an all-out sprint to the finish in front of huge crowds of cheering fans. And in his first victory in more than a year, sprinter Farrar pulled out the relieving win.
"This is the first time I’ve done a U.S. stage race since 2009," Farrar told Roadcycling.com after the finish. "It’s special as an American to race in your own country and have fans that are rooting just for you, for our team. Racing in Colorado is important, and a big bonus for us."
In a near sweep of the jerseys for Team Garmin-Sharp, Farrar took both the Exergy USA Pro Cycling Challenge Leader Jersey and the Waste Management Sprint Jersey; Danielson took the Nissan King of the Mountains Jersey; and Stetina claimed Evolve Most Aggressive Rider Jersey. Gavin Mannion (USA) of Bontrager-Livestrong Team was awarded the Aquadraat Best Young Rider Jersey.