Tejay Van Garderen takes stage victory and overall lead in USAPCC
Team BMC Racing's Tejay van Garderen earlier this afternoon powered to victory in an uphill sprint to the finish line in Crested Butte, Colorado.
last effort, with about 3 km to go, Castiblanco attacked the break, but was brought back in by Frank.
The final kilometer was a flurry of action, with Castiblanco's teammate, Ramiro Rincon, and RusVelo's Ivan Rovny taking the lead, only to be passed back by Frank and Howes. But all of them saw their chances dashed when van Garderen – with Vande Velde in tow – roared by inside the final 500 meters.
In the overall rankings Van Garderen leads Vande Velde before tomorrow's stage 3 of the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge.