Breck Epic Stage 2 Gallery: Climbing the Colorado Trail

43 miles and 7,200 feet of climbing make for tough day of XC racing

Race Coverage

The 2014 Breck Epic cross country stage race rolled on Monday in Breckenridge, Colorado, with a challenging 43-mile ride up and down the Colorado Trail — total climbing around 7,200 feet. Once again, ace photographers Eddie Clark and Liam Doran were course side to capture all the action. Scroll down to see what they saw, and check out stage 2 results and the overall standings.

Breck Epic Stage 2 Catherine Williamson

Catherine Williamson goes full gas on her way to the stage 2 win. Photo by Eddie Clark

Breck Epic Stage 2 Taylor Shelden

Local rider Taylor Shelden keeping it steady on his backyard trails. Photo by Eddie Clark

Breck Epic Stage 2 Justin Lindine

East Coast honch Justin Lindine zips through an aid station. Photo by Eddie Clark

Breck Epic Stage 2 Marlee Dixon

Local ripper Marlee Dixon was a solid second at the end of stage 2. Photo by Eddie Clark

Breck Epic Stage 2 Joan Llordella

Stage 2 winner Joan Llordella of the Buff Pro team. Photo by Eddie Clark

Breck Epic Stage 2 Heinous Hill

The front of the field crests a nasty little pitch known locally as Heinous Hill. Photo by Eddie Clark

Breck Epic Stage 2

Mental preparation. Photo by Liam Doran

Breck Epic Stage 2

The post-stage feed, critical to well-being and recovery. Photo by Liam Doran

Breck Epic Stage 2 Taylor Shelden

Ripping through the greenery during stage 2 of the 2014 Breck Epic. Photo by Liam Doran

Breck Epic Stage 2

Stage 1 winner and overall race leader Alex Grant rolls through an aid station. Photo by Liam Doran

Breck Epic Stage 2 Ciro Zarate

Colorado’s Ciro Zarate is leading the men’s 3-day competition. Photo by Liam Doran

Breck Epic Stage 2

It’s not Whistler-caliber, but there’s some fine bridge work in these parts, too. Photo by Liam Doran

Breck Epic Stage 2

The day began with a nice warm-up climb out of town on tarmac. Photo by Liam Doran

Breck Epic Stage 2 Justin Piontek

Big climbs necessitate a big cogset. Photo by Liam Doran

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Breck Epic Stage 2

Mental preparation. Photo by Liam Doran
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Breck Epic Stage 2

The post-stage feed, critical to well-being and recovery. Photo by Liam Doran
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Breck Epic Stage 2 Taylor Shelden

Ripping through the greenery during stage 2 of the 2014 Breck Epic. Photo by Liam Doran
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Breck Epic Stage 2

Stage 1 winner and overall race leader Alex Grant rolls through an aid station. Photo by Liam Doran
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Breck Epic Stage 2 Ciro Zarate

Colorado’s Ciro Zarate is leading the men’s 3-day competition. Photo by Liam Doran
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Breck Epic Stage 2

It’s not Whistler-caliber, but there’s some fine bridge work in these parts, too. Photo by Liam Doran
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Breck Epic Stage 2

The day began with a nice warm-up climb out of town on tarmac. Photo by Liam Doran
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Breck Epic Stage 2 Justin Piontek

Big climbs necessitate a big cogset. Photo by Liam Doran
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Breck Epic Stage 2 Catherine Williamson

Catherine Williamson full gas on her way to today's stage win. Photo by Eddie Clark
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Breck Epic Stage 2 Taylor Shelden

Taylor Shelden keeping it steady in his backyard. Photo by Eddie Clark
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Breck Epic Stage 2 Justin Lindine

Justin Lindine. Photo by Eddie Clark
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Breck Epic Stage 2 Marlee Dixon

Local ripper Marlee Dixon with a solid second place finish today. Photo by Eddie Clark
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Breck Epic Stage 2 Joan Llordella

Today's stage winner Joan Llordella of Buff Pro team. Photo by Eddie Clark
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Breck Epic Stage 2 Heinous Hill

Leading men on top of Heinous Hill. Photo by Eddie Clark
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