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USA Pro Challenge cyclists about to hit downhill home stretch of Stage 1 race

BMC Racing Team leads the peloton through downtown Steamboat Springs after the first lap of Stage 1 of the USA Pro Challenge on Monday.

— The second lap of Stage 1 of the 2015 USA Pro Challenge is nearing the expected sprint finish into downtown Steamboat Springs.

The breakaway group of five is currently about 55 seconds ahead and heading up the final climb of the race near Oak Creek.

A rapid chase to the finish is expected. The lead group includes Jonny Clarke, Guillaume Boivin, Emerson Oronte, Carson Miller and Michael Torckler.

Clarke was the winner of the second and last King of the Mountain.

The second group is riders includes about 20 cyclists.

More updates and photos will be posted throughout the afternoon.