Breck Epic Stage 2: Ripping on the Colorado Trail

Buckle up for 43 miles and 7200 feet of high alpine climbing

Race Coverage

Day 2 of Colorado’s Breck Epic stage race is done and dusted. Photographers Liam Doran and Eddie Clark were on hand to capture all the action. For full results check out www.breckepic.com.

The roll-out on the road was quick and the first climb broke up the race quickly. The Colorado Trail stage of the Breck Epic is a big one in terms of both mileage and pue Colorado mountain biking. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

The roll-out on the road was quick and the first climb broke up the race quickly. The Colorado Trail stage of the Breck Epic is a big one in terms of both mileage and pure Colorado mountain biking. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

Troy Wells of Team Clif Bar is one of the riders coming off of the Leadville Trail 100 and getting their stage race legs under them. Wells came in fifth on stage two and sits in sixth overall at 16 minutes back. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

Troy Wells of Team Clif Bar is one of the riders coming off of the Leadville Trail 100 and getting their stage race legs under them. Wells came in fifth on stage two and sits in sixth overall at 16 minutes back. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

Christhain Ravelo lost time on stage two and is now sitting in 25th overall. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

Christhain Ravelo lost time on stage two and is now sitting in 25th overall. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

Barry Wicks leads Fernando Riveros past one of the many abandoned mines in the hills around Breckenridge. Few riders notice the dilapidated scenery along the race course, as it rusts away. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

Barry Wicks leads Fernando Riveros past one of the many abandoned mines in the hills around Breckenridge. Few riders notice the dilapidated scenery along the race course, as it rusts away. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

Drew Free (KUHL-Pivot Cycles) moved up overall on stage two into eighth place after riding to a ninth place finish. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

Drew Free (KUHL-Pivot Cycles) moved up overall on stage two into eighth place after riding to a ninth place finish. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

Eva Poidevin is in fourth place in the women’s open 3-Day race, just six minutes off podium with one stage to go. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

Eva Poidevin is in fourth place in the women’s open 3-Day race, just six minutes off podium with one stage to go. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

Enduro Uriel Carlson tests her endurance on the Breck Epic stage racing in the 6 day duo women's category. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

Enduro Uriel Carlson tests her endurance on the Breck Epic stage racing in the 6 day duo women’s category. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

Natalia Ptas and Rachel (Scott) Beisel of the Naked Women’s Team took another win on stage two bringing their lead to up to 24-minutes. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

Natalia Ptas and Rachel (Scott) Beisel of the Naked Women’s Team took another win on stage two bringing their lead to up to 24-minutes. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

The voice of the Breck Epic, Larry Grossman, welcomes Jason Turner to Aid 1. With most of the steep pitches out of the way, riders were ready to get on to the Colorado Trail. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

The voice of the Breck Epic, Larry Grossman, welcomes Jason Turner to Aid 1. With most of the steep pitches out of the way, riders were ready to get on to the Colorado Trail. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

The dry conditions of Breckenridge could be making a dramatic switch during this week. While the first two days have been bone-dry, weather reports are spotty — at best — later in the week. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

The dry conditions of Breckenridge could be making a dramatic switch during this week. While the first two days have been bone-dry, weather reports are spotty — at best — later in the week. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

A rider, clad in this year’s Breck Epic commerative jersey, climbs one of the steep early trails. While the Colorado Trail portion of Stage-2 is somewhat tame, despite the long slog uphill, there were multiple steep pitches to get to the Colorado Trail. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

A rider, clad in this year’s Breck Epic commerative jersey, climbs one of the steep early trails. While the Colorado Trail portion of Stage-2 is somewhat tame, despite the long slog uphill, there were multiple steep pitches to get to the Colorado Trail. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

Barry Wicks came in tenth today and sits in 7th overall, just over 28-minutes back. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

Barry Wicks came in tenth today and sits in 7th overall, just over 28-minutes back. Photo by Liam Doran Photography

Russell Finsterwald did not have an easy day. Early in the stage Finsterwald broke his derailleur, but was able to get his spare bike at Aid 1 to catch back on and finish 2nd to teammate Todd Wells. Photo by Eddie Clark

Russell Finsterwald did not have an easy day. Early in the stage Finsterwald broke his derailleur, but was able to get his spare bike at Aid 1 to catch back on and finish 2nd to teammate Todd Wells. Photo by Eddie Clark

Kyle Tudeau sits in 4th in the very competitive 6 day open men’s field after a 6th place finish in stage 2. Photo by Eddie Clark

Kyle Tudeau sits in 4th in the very competitive 6 day open men’s field after a 6th place finish in stage 2. Photo by Eddie Clark

Women’s 6 day open/pro leader Amy Krahenbuhl stays focused and steady to secure another stage win. Coming from sea level, Amy says she is feeling the elevation on the climbs but enjoying the descents. Photo by Eddie Clark

Women’s 6 day open/pro leader Amy Krahenbuhl stays focused and steady to secure another stage win. Coming from sea level, Amy says she is feeling the elevation on the climbs but enjoying the descents. Photo by Eddie Clark

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