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From iron lungs to Iron Horse

Kip Taylor is the surprise champion of the 2013 IHBC

From iron lungs to Iron Horse

Kip Taylor used an early breakaway to win the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic professional men’s road race in 2 hours, 18 minutes, 39 seconds in his first attempt in the pro category.

“It feels good showing those guys that the amateurs can get in there sometimes,” said Taylor, a former cross country runner at Fort Lewis College.
LeRoy Popowski trimmed Kip Taylor’s big lead down to about 30 seconds as he began his descent down Coal Bank Pass, but he couldn’t quite catch Taylor, finishing second in Saturday’s Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s road race.
Robin Eckmann tried to make an early break, then rode to a sixth place finish in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s road race from Durango to Silverton on Saturday.
Durango favorite and five-time Iron Horse Bicycle Classic champion Ned Overend pedaled to a seventh-place finish in Saturday’s professional men’s road race.
The peloton stayed bunched early on in Saturday’s Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men’s road race before Kip Taylor’s breakaway led to a victory. The second leg of the IHBC omnium is today’s downtown criterium, and the individual time trial Monday is the final leg of the omnium championship.
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