McCabe sprints to third at Colorado Classic
DENVER – On a day that featured torrential downpours, hail and high winds, UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team prevailed as Travis McCabe sprinted his way back into the points jersey after spending the day in the chase group.
Points jersey returns to UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling on penultimate stage
“We knew it was going to be hard and the team did great,” McCabe said after the stage.
Manuel Senni (BMC) and Serghei Tvetcov (Jelly Belly) made up the composition of the break, which held their advantage to the end of the stage, 55 seconds ahead of their pursuers. McCabe won the sprint for third out of the following group of 22 riders.
The team came together to get McCabe into position on a hard day of 127.7 kilometres around the Denver area. The plan was to get into the day’s breakaway and see McCabe restore the sprint jersey. Both goals were successful.
“It worked out well because we had Jonny (Clarke) in the break and I’m climbing really well right now so I was able stay in the front group with about 20 guys,” McCabe said. “I knew if the break was going to stay away I could definitely podium. This was a perfect example of what bike racing is all about. Sometimes it doesn’t go your way but you have to make the most of it, and that’s what I did.”