Howard Grotts wins his first Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in epic sprint finish

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Howard Grotts wins his first Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in epic sprint finish

2015 champ Keegan Swirbul runs out of room
Howard Grotts, left, holds off Keegan Swirbul to win the 2018 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Coca-Cola Road Race on Saturday in Silverton.
Keegan Swirbul leads Howard Grotts while climbing Molas Pass on Saturday morning during the 2018 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Coca-Cola Road Race.
Levi Kurlander said he just didn’t have enough weight in the descents to hold off Cormac McGeough for third place. Kurlander, a Durangoan, placed fourth in a strong showing.
Howard Grotts, front, leads Keegan Swirbul, up Molas Pass on Saturday morning during the 2018 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men’s road race.
Howard Grotts gets a hug from his mother, Debbie Williams, at the finish line on Saturday morning after winning the 2018 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic.
The men’s pro/open field was loaded with talent in 2018, making for a memorable race.
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