Reijnen edges Howes in USA Pro Challenge opener |

Reijnen edges Howes in USA Pro Challenge opener

John Meyer
The Denver Post
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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