- Robin Carpenter won a tense stage two of the USA Pro Challenge Tuesday, surviving several mountain challenges en route to the biggest victory of his young career.
The 22-year-old American broke away over the Kebler Pass to distance himself from the pack and then held on for a seven-second victory on the 168km stage.
American Alex Howes (Garmin Sharp) posted his second consecutive runner-up finish which propelled him into the overall lead. Defending champion Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) was third.
Race officials cancelled the treacherous gravel part of the Kebler Pass descent, deeming it too dangerous as the rain arrived.
Carpenter (Hincapie Sportswear) was restarted 12km from the finish with a 45 sec lead, based on time gaps at the top of the penultimate climb. He just held on for a nail-biting victory.