ASPEN, Colo. - Over 120 of the world's top cyclists completed Stage 1 of the 550-mile USA Pro Challenge. Kiel Reijnen came in first.
Boulder's Alex Howes finished second, while Ben Hermans placed third, according to the official winners list.
Monday's 61-mile stage covered three laps on a course between Aspen and Snowmass.
Following the opening stage, the cyclists will ride 105 miles from Aspen to Crested Butte on Tuesday. The hilly Stage 3 on Wednesday is a 96-mile trek from Gunnison to a steep finish at Monarch Mountain.