Colorado Classic: Dygert-Owen wins stage 1

Chloe Dygert in yellow after stage 1 at the Colorado Classic

Chloe Dygert-Owen (Twenty20 Sho-Air) took control of the Colorado Classic on the opening stage, jumping clear of a select group on the stage's final climb to solo in for the stage win and first leader's jersey of the race. Whitney Allison (Hagens Berman-Supermint) led home a group 44 seconds later, just ahead of Brodie Chapman (Tibco-SVB) from the 12-rider chase group. "I’ve come back from several injuries this year, so this is probably one of the first races where I felt sort of back to my normal self," Dygert said in the post-stage press conference. "I’ve had some really good training leading up to this race, and I’ve been at altitude the last couple of days. I’m using this race as a really good training block for future goals, so I'm really happy with how today played out, and I’m looking forward to the rest of the week." Dygert went ...

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