Farrar wins USA Pro Challenge stage

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Associated Press

Posted on August 24, 2012 at 3:04 PM

COLORADO SPINGS, Colo. (AP) — Tyler Farrar raced to his second sprint victory in the USA Pro Challenge and fellow American Tejay van Garderen maintained the overall lead through a tiebreaker Friday.

Farrar, the Wenatchee, Wash., rider for Garmin-Sharp, completed the 117.9-mile leg from Breckenridge in 3 hours, 58 minutes and 27 seconds.

Van Garderen, the BMC rider who grew up in Bozeman, Mont., finished 14th in the stage in the main field in the same time as Farrar to retain the race advantage over Christian Vande Velde. Van Garderen and Vande Valde, the Garmin-Sharp rider from Lemont, Ill., who placed 29th in the stage, have the same overall time.

Taylor Phinney of BMC and Boulder, Colo., finished second in the stage.

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