Stage 5 starts in Armstrong’s shadow |

Stage 5 starts in Armstrong’s shadow

Summit Daily News/Ryan WondercheckCyclists started in Breckenridge for Stage 5 at 10:50 this morning. They pedaled up and over Hoosier Pass's King of the Mountain stage before continuing on the 118-mile course that ends in Colorado Springs this afternoon.

BRECKENRIDGE – With all the news about Lance Armstrong’s latest issue on allegations from his past in the air, Stage 5 of the USA Pro Challenge left Breckenridge on Friday morning for the 117.9-mile race to downtown Colorado Springs.

The stage has one climb, then is all about the sprinters has they roll downhill into the Front Range.

After a climb up the 11,500-foot Hoosier Pass, the race goes through Fairplay for a sprint, then another in Woodland Park.

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Look for full coverage in Saturday’s Summit Daily News.

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