Women's Colorado Classic: Katie Hall wins Vail time trial

Katie Hall (UnitedHealthcare) takes over the leader's jersey after stage 2 of the 2018 Colorado Clas

Katie Hall ( UnitedHealthcare ) took out the stage win on the iconic Vail time trial at the Colorado Classic Women's Race on Friday, climbing the 15.9km course in just over 30 minutes to take the overall race lead. Hall topped teammate Leah Thomas by 27 seconds, with Rally Cycling 's Gillian Ellsay third at 49 seconds. As is the usual for Colorado, the high altitude and grinding ascent made for a tough time trial. Hall definitely felt the effects of both. "It was so brutal, so brutal. It was so brutal to pace it," she said. "I mean, you're going to feel horrible no matter what, but we both went out really conservative because of the altitude, and still in the end I was, like, 'What have I done? What have I done to myself?" What she did was give herself a strong chance of taking home the overall ...

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