Steamboat Springs Sunday’s second full stage of the Steamboat Springs Stage Race was considered by racers to be perhaps the key element in the three-stage, four-day event, and following the day’s long race on local roads, the event’s general classification standings closely resembled how riders finished Sunday.
The event wraps up Monday with the final stage, a criterium in downtown Steamboat Springs.
On Sunday, Scott Moninger grabbed control of the race by winning a 70-mile stage in the men’s pro category. He leads the overall race by 41 seconds, ahead of Nathan Wilson and Chris Carr.
Steamboat rider Barkley Robinson finished 16th in the stage and is 18th overall, 9 minutes and 3 seconds off the lead. Matthew Charity was 37th on Sunday and is 35th overall.
Steamboat’s Amy Charity was third in Sunday’s race in the women’s Category 1, 2 and 3 division, and that result bumped her to third overall in the race, 1:13 off the lead, held by Sunday stage winner Kasey Clark.
Nicole Duke is second, 51 seconds back.
Among local riders, Evan Weinman is second in the boys 15 to 18 division, 46 seconds off the lead, and Alec Schaffer is fourth, 3:05 back. Friday’s stage winner Trevor Walz is fourth in the men’s Category 3 division, and Ryan Kerin is third in the men’s Category 4 35+ and 45+ division.
Monday’s action will take place on Oak, Pine, Fourth and Eighth streets in downtown Steamboat. Races start at 7:30 a.m. and will wrap up at 3:40 p.m.
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