Colorado Classic: Dygert-Owen Completes Hat-Trick On Stage 3

Chloe Dygert (Sho-Air Twenty20) starts to open up a gap near the top of todays final climb on  stage

Chloe Dygert-Owen ( Sho-Air Twenty20 ) stunned the Colorado Classic peloton once again with an unanswerable solo attack in the final lap of the Golden circuit during stage 3. Already in the race lead, the American put further distance between herself and the rest of the field, finishing five seconds ahead of teammate Jennifer Valente and Rebecca Wiasak (Fearless Femme) to take her third consecutive stage win in as many days. It appeared that Dygert-Owen was simply sprinting for the final QOM points at the start of the final lap, but when the chasing field eased up, she put her head down and continued to power through to open up, at one point, a 35-second gap. Despite visibly suffering in the final kilometre, Dygert-Owen dug deep to hold off the chase group and extend her overall race lead. "It was kind of an on-the-fly decision," Dygert-Owen said of her attack. ...

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