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USA Pro Challenge Riders Race To Steamboat Springs

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(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — The Silverthorne exit on Interstate 70 will be temporarily closed as USA Pro Challenge riders race from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs.

The off-ramps will be closed from noon until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday as the riders leave Breckenridge and head toward Kremmling. They’ll climb Rabbit Ears Pass and then finish with a steep downhill into downtown Steamboat.

Lachlan Morton of Australia, who lives in Boulder, is in the overall lead after finishing second in Tuesday’s race from Aspen to Breckenridge. Defending race winner Christian Van de Velde, a teammate of Morton’s, finished 19th and is 20th overall, trailing by 46 seconds.

Reigning Tour de France champion Christopher Froome finished 76th and is also 76th overall — over 16 minutes back.

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