2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Photos - Stage 2

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The peloton on the road from Gunnison to Aspen during Stage 2
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Danny Pate (HTC-Highroad) leads a 6-man breakaway on the dirt road ascent of Cottonwood Pass
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With Pate in the breakaway: Andre Steensen (Saxo Bank), Sander Oostlander (Skil-Shimano), Walter Pedraza (EPM-UNE), Jeremy Powers (Jelly Belly) and Rafael Montiel (Gobernacion de Antioquia)
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Colombian Alejandro Ramirez jumped up to the break to join his Gobernacion de Antioquia teammate Montiel
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RadioShack leads the chase in defense of Levi Leipheimer's yellow jersey
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With the breakaway caught, Rafael Infantino (EPM-UNE) attacked the peloton on Independence Pass
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George Hincapie (BMC Racing) wins Stage 2 from a breakaway that formed on the descent of Independence Pass.  Right behind Hincapie: HTC-Highroad's Tejay Van Garderen who grabbed the overall race lead from Leipheimer.
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