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Area Sports Briefs

It’s go time for Bill Pinkham. The Glenwood Springs musher covered a lot of ground on Monday night and Tuesday to move from 10th place to ninth in the Yukon Quest Dog Sled Race.

Pinkham left the Scroggle Creek checkpoint, stopped at the Stepping Stone station for two minutes and hit the trail again to Pelly Crossing. Soon after he departed for Pelly Crossing. Pinkham is now headed toward McCabe Creek, which is four checkpoints away from Whitehorse, Yukon ” where the finish line waits. Once he reaches McCabe Creek, he’ll have 216 miles to go.

Bobby Julich and Team CSC continued their success through Stage 2 of the Tour of California on Tuesday. Julich, a Glenwood Springs High School graduate, moved from 28th to 20th in the second stage, riding 116 miles from Santa Rosa to Sacramento.

Julich was 20th to finish the second stage. Julich’s teammate Juan Jose Haedo, who won stage one on Monday, got a flat tire with less than 10 kilometers remaining in Tuesday’s stage two, deflating a chance to repeat as stage winner. Haedo is still 14th overall and CSC is second overall in the team standings. Stage 3 will hit California today as the riders will go from Modesto to San Jose.

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