Eaton in two-up break at Colorado Classic
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. – Daniel Eaton flew the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling colors on the second of four stages in the Colorado Classic, representing the team in a two-up break that lasted the majority of the 103-kilometer stage.
Eaton and TJ Eisenhart escaped on the first of 10 laps of a 10.3 kilometer circuit and built up an advantage of nearly 2 minutes over the course of four laps until Eaton lost contact the next time up the formidable Moonstone climb.
“It was a good opportunity to have someone go up the road so Travis (McCabe) could go for sprint points,” team director Seba Alexandre said.
The altitude a big factor in today’s outcome. McCabe felt good, Alexandre said, and attacked at one point. A mechanical broke his rhythm and he ended up having to race for the points to try and keep his jersey. At the end of the day, Eisenhart claimed the sprinters jersey.
“Unfortunately, we couldn’t make it work this time, but we will definitely come out and try again tomorrow.
Travis McCabe is the team’s highest ranked rider in the overall classification, currently sitting in 12th.