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Reijnen edges Howes in USA Pro Challenge opener

Kiel Reijnen, of team United Healthcare, celebrates as he wins the opening stage of the USA Pro Challenge bike race in a two-man sprint ahead of Alex Howes of team Garmin-Sharp, in Aspen, Colo. Monday Aug.18, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Kiel Reijnen, of team United Healthcare, celebrates as he wins the opening stage of the USA Pro Challenge bike race in a two-man sprint ahead of Alex Howes of team Garmin-Sharp, in Aspen, Colo. Monday Aug.18, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

ASPEN — On the eve of the USA Pro Challenge, Golden High School grad Alex Howes said his role for Garmin-Sharp this week would be to support team leader Tom Danielson but added that he had “earmarked” a couple stages he thought he could win. One, he said, was Monday’s opening stage.

Howes nearly pulled it off, finishing second in a furious finishing duel in the Aspen-Snowmass circuit by two seconds behind Kiel Reijnen of UnitedHealthCare.

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