Breck Epic Stage 5 Gallery: Infamous Wheeler Pass

From the base of Breckenridge all the way to Copper Mountain and back

Race Coverage

Arguably the defining stage of the 2014 Breck Epic went down Thursday, as racers tackled infamous Wheeler Pass. Starting from the base area of the Breckenridge Ski Resort, the course covered 32 miles with 4900 feet of climbing, nearly all of it coming it one leg breaking chunk up and over the Ten Mile Range. Once again ace photographers Eddie Clark and Liam Doran were course side to capture all the action on what was an amazingly scenic day of high times in the high country. Scroll down to see what they saw, and check out the stage 5 results here and overall standings here.

Breck Epic Stage 5 Carl Michael Decker

Recent Downieville all-mountain world champs winner Carl Decker gasps for air on his way up Wheeler Pass. The Giant Factory Team rider is currently sixth in the men’s open standings. Photo by Eddie Clark

Breck Epic Stage 5

The daily racer briefing is a time to catch up with friends and relive the exiting times in the saddle. Photo by Eddie Clark

Breck Epic Stage 5 Laureen Coffelt and Timari Pruis.

For many riders the trip up Wheeler Pass is more hike than bike. Photo by Eddie Clark

Breck Epic Stage 5  Dax Massey

Dax Massey continues to lead the singlespeed division. Photo by Eddie Clark

Breck Epic Stage 5 Yuki Ikeda

Topeak-Ergon rider Yuki Ikeda was top finisher among the open 3-day riders. Photo by Eddie Clark

Breck Epic Stage 5 Alex Grant

Alex Grant is way out in front in the men’s 6-day open standings. Photo by Eddie Clark

Breck Epic Stage 5

High times in the high country. Photo by Eddie Clark

Breck Epic Stage 5 Charlie Hayes

Charlie Hayes has a huge lead in the men’s 50-plus standings — and always seems to be smiling. Photo by Eddie Clark

Breck Epic Stage 5

The Skittles hand-up is always a welcome sight. Photo by Eddie Clark

Breck Epic Stage 5

That’s one way to numb the pain. Photo by Eddie Clark

Continue to Page 2 for more Breck Epic stage 5 photos by Liam Doran »
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