All down hill for Mickey

All down hill for Mickey

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Abby Mickey, who finished fifth in last year’s Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, was first to cross the finish line Saturday in Silverton. Mickey won the pro women’s field in 2 hours, 56 minutes and 16 seconds.
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Abby Mickey led Anne Perry (left) and Mindy Caruso (right) across the finish line in 1-2-3 in the pro women’s race Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Mickey beat Perry by a second, and Caruso, last year’s champion, by two seconds.
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Mindy Caruso led Abby Mickey down Coal Bank Pass on Saturday, but it was Mickey who led the field to the finish line to win the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s road race in a close finish.
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Mindy Caruso sweat plenty in defense of her road race title, but she finished third Saturday once she reached Silverton, while Anne Perry went from the background to a runner-up finish in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic.
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Durango’s Sarah Sturm led the peloton early in the race in Durango, then finished fourth in Saturday’s Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s road race.
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A scenic ride turned into a neck-and-neck finish for the leaders in Saturday’s women’s road race. Abby Mickey edged Anne Perry and defending champion Mindy Caruso for her first Iron Horse Bicycle Classic crown.
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Mindy Caruso nears Molas Pass during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Durango Coca-Cola Road Race on Saturday.
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Spencer Eschallier, 6, left, of Mancos waits for his dad, Pete Eschallier, to cross the finish line of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Durango Coca-Cola Road Race on Saturday in Silverton. At right are Sophie Eschallier, 7, and Liza Eschallier.
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Mindy Caruso, left, Sarah Sturm, center, and Heather Fischer head up the Animas Valley at the start of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Durango Coca-Cola Road Race on Saturday.
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Last year's winner Mindy Caruso, left, placed third, Abby Mickey, center, placed first, and Sarah Sturm placed fourth in the women's pro category of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Durango Coca-Cola Road Race on Saturday.
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Mindy Caruso of Albuquerque, left, and Abby Mickey of Aspen head down Coal Bank Pass during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Durango Coca-Cola Road Race on Saturday.
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Durango's Sarah Sturm and the rest of the pro women make their way up the Animas Valley during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Durango Coca-Cola Road Race on Saturday.
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The pro women make their way up the Animas Valley during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Durango Coca-Cola Road Race on Saturday.
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The pro women make their way out of the Animas Valley during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Durango Coca-Cola Road Race on Saturday.
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Abby Mickey of Aspen, left, Mindy Caruso of Albuquerque, center, and Anne Perry of Draper, Utah, during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Durango Coca-Cola Road Race on Saturday.
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Mindy Caruso of Albuquerque and Abby Mickey of Aspen head down Coal Bank Pass during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Durango Coca-Cola Road Race on Saturday.
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The pro women set out for Silverton at the start of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Durango Coca-Cola Road Race on Saturday.
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Spectators lined the route of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Durango Coca-Cola Road Race on Saturday.
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The leaders of the women's pro category head up to Molas Pass during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Durango Coca-Cola Road Race on Saturday.
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Anne Perry of Draper, Utah, left, Abby Mickey of Aspen, center, and Mindy Caruso of Albuquerque make their way up Coal Bank Pass during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Durango Coca-Cola Road Race on Saturday.
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Supporters lined the finish line in Silverton during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Saturday.
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"We have three generations that came in across the line," said Patti Zink, left, who finished the McDonald's Citizen Tour with her husband, Ed Zink, right, son, Brian Zink, and granddaughter, Emma Zink on Saturday in Silverton.
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