Dennis pads overall lead with time trial win in Colorado
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) Rohan Dennis of BMC Racing Team padded his overall lead in the USA Pro Challenge on Friday, winning the individual time trial with a dominant ride through Breckenridge.
Dennis, who won Stage 4 on Thursday to assume the race lead, covered the 8.5-mile circuit in 18 minutes, 11 seconds. The Australian was 27 seconds ahead of Rob Britton and 31 seconds ahead of teammate Brent Bookwalter.
The three-stage women's USA Pro Challenge also began Friday with a time trial over the same course. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong continued her comeback from retirement by besting Twenty16-Sho-Air teammate Allie Dragoo by 12 hundreds of a second.
The sixth stage Saturday takes the men 102 miles to Fort Collins, with the women riding a 58-mile route. Both races end Sunday.