Stage 2 leaves Steamboat Springs and quickly starts climbing over Rabbit Ear's pass en-route to Loveland Pass and Arapahoe Basin. Team BMC controlled the peleton with Yellow Jersey winner Taylor Phinney in tow.
Rohan Dennis once again pulled his team up and over the high mountain passes to victory, finishing second on the stage. With Bookwalter close behind Dennis charged hard to catch the two rides in the break. At 500 meters Dennis lead out Bookwalter for the sprint finish and stage win. Bookwalter is now the Yellow Jersey winner and will wear it tomorrow on stage 3 from Copper Mtn to Aspen.