Tour of the Gila: Røed charges to men’s mountaintop victory on stage 1

Torbjørn Røed (Yoelo Test Team p/b 4Mind) won the mountaintop finish of the Mogollon Road Race presented by Grant County and took the first leader’s jersey after stage 1 of the Tour of the Gila. Heiner Parra (Canel’s-ZeroUno) followed in second and Matteo Dal-Cin (Toronto Hustle) secured third place.

Parra and Dal-Cin were the first riders to accelerate 2km from the finish and open a determining gap from a small group of leaders that included larger US-based teams of CS Velo and Project Echelon. However, Røed timed his jump from their wheels at the right time and then charged to the front in the final 500 meters for the win.

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