Stage Four: Aspen to Beaver Creek!
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — After a breakaway near Cottonwood Pass, American Tom Danielson held on to his lead in Stage 3 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, crossing the finish line in Aspen with the peleton closing fast. Full standings here.
During his breakaway, Danielson led the pack by up to a minute, a lead that would have given him the yellow jersey — but that honor ultimately went to Christian Vande Velde, who now holds the overall lead.
Italian Damiano Caruso (Liquigas-Cannondale) took second in the stage, with Danish racer Jakob Fuglsang (RadioShack-Nissan-Trek) taking third.
The 130 mile Queen stage started in Gunnison and inlcuded two sprints and three King of the Mountain competitions.
Stage four starts 11.35 a.m. in Aspen with an uphill finish in Beaver Creek.
- First Place – Tom Danielson (USA) of Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda
- Second Place – Damiano Caruso (ITA) of Liquigas-Cannondale
- Third Place – Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) of RadioShack-Nissan-Trek
- Exergy Leader Jersey – Christian Vande Velde (USA) of Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda
- Waste Management Sprint Jersey – Damiano Caruso (ITA) of Liquigas-Cannondale
- Nissan King of the Mountains Jersey – Tom Danielson (USA) of Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda
- Aquadraat Best Young Rider Jersey – Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) of Bontrager Livestrong Team
- Evolve Most Aggressive Rider Jersey – Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (COL) of EPM-UNE