Canola Wins Stage 7; Canadian Britton Claims Overall Title at 2017 Tour of Utah
August 6, 2017
Canadian Rob Britton of Rally Cycling successfully fended off all challengers to earn the top prize at the 2017 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah on Sunday. A fast and furious circuit race beside the Utah State Capitol saw Nippo-Vini Fantini’s Marco Canola (ITA) power away to a convincing win on Stage 7 presented by Utah Sports Commission.
Italian Ciccone Completes Solo Summit of Snowbird for Queen Stage Win
August 5, 2017
SNOWBIRD, UTAH – Italian Giulio Ciccone of Bardiani CSF showed his climbing prowess to win Stage 6 presented by University of Utah Health on Saturday at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Ciccone soloed to victory on the legendary seven-mile climb of Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird Resort, completing the 61-mile “Queen Stage” in 2 hours and 45 seconds. Ciccone's teammate, Simone Sterbini (ITA), crossed the line 35 seconds later to claim second place. Neilson Powless (USA) of Axeon Hagens Berman attacked in the final kilometers to take third on the stage.
American McCabe Rockets To Win at Stage 5
August 4, 2017
BOUNTIFUL, UTAH – Travis McCabe (USA) of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team blasted from a select group of riders to win Stage 5 presented by Zions Bank at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. McCabe, who finished third on Stage 1 presented by America First Credit Union, climbed on the top step of the podium in a time of 4 hours, 5 minutes and 26 seconds. In the group of 26 lead riders, Marco Canola (ITA) of Nippo-Vini Fantini was second at the line. American Logan Owen of Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team finished third.
American Murphy Wins Wild West Sprint at Stage 4
August 3, 2017
American John Murphy of the Holowesko-Citadel Racing Team presented by Hincapie Sportswear surged past the field in a wild west sprint finish to win Stage 4 presented by Workfront at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Traversing 125 miles of high desert before a climatic finish in South Jordan City, Murphy crossed the line in four hours and 22 minutes. On Murphy’s wheel for second was Alfredo Rodriguez (MEX) of Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling. Mihkel Raïm (EST) of Israel Cycling Academy finished third.
Canadian Moves into Overall Race Lead with ITT Win
August 2, 2017
BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON – Canadian Rob Britton of Rally Cycling cranked out the best time of 18 minutes and 29 seconds in the Individual Time Trial (ITT) on Wednesday at the 2017 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. With the victory at Stage 3 presented by Workfront, Britton vaulted to the overall lead in the general classification (G.C.) and earned the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies overall leader jersey. Serghei Tvetcov (ROM) of Jelly Belly Cycling presented by Maxxis was 12 seconds behind to take second place. With a third-place ITT finish, Gavin Mannion (USA) of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team moved into second place overall.
Brent Bookwalter Wins Stage 2 Mountain Top Finish
August 1, 2017
Snowbasin Resort (Aug. 1, 2017) – American Brent Bookwalter of BMC Racing Team powered away in the final meters of the climb to Snowbasin Resort to win Stage 2 presented by America First Credit Union of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Sepp Kuss (USA) of Rally Cycling finished second, with the same time as Bookwalter. By virtue of a tie breaker, Kuss secured the general classification lead which puts him in the Larry H. Miller Dealerships overall leader’s jersey. Canadian James Piccoli of Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling held on for third on the stage.
Stage 1 Sprint Win in Logan Claimed by Ty Magner
July 31, 2017
LOGAN - Holowesko | Citadel Racing Team p/b Hincapie Sportswear's Tyler Magner (USA) sprinted to victory in a heated finish in downtown Logan to take the stage win and overall lead at the 2017 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Magner covered the 132-mile course at Stage 1 presented by America First Credit Union in four hours and 56 minutes. Christopher Lawless (Great Britain) of Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team and Travis McCabe (USA) of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team finished second and third, respectively, in a feverish bunch sprint.
Preliminary Rosters Include 126 Riders from 23 Countries
July 26, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY – An all-star cast of 126 professional cyclists representing 23 countries are expected in Logan, Utah to begin the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah stage race on July 31. The preliminary rosters have been confirmed for the 16 men’s teams competing at the 605-mile event, which will finish in front of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Aug. 6. The Tour of Utah now boasts a star-studded field that includes national champions, Grand Tour veterans and notable cycling talent.
FOX Sports Networks and Tour Tracker Provide Global Race Coverage
July 20, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY – A total of 21 hours of national programming will be provided by FOX Sports Networks as the broadcast partner for the 2017 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. National programming will be available in high definition on FS2 and FSN regional networks for the race, July 31-Aug. 6. The FS2 broadcast schedule includes 10 hours of live race coverage and additional live-to-tape coverage, presented by the Utah Sports Commission.
Weeklong Activities Begin in Logan with Team Presentation
July 19, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY – The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah will deliver community celebrations, held at the 10 host venues and at various towns along the 605-mile race route. Events will begin in Logan on Saturday, July 29 with the Team Presentation. Other family-friendly festivities which are held daily during race week, July 31-Aug. 6, include the Papa John’s Autograph Alley, Sprint to the Finish Kids’ Bike Races presented by University of Utah Health, and the Harmons Healthy Living Expo.
Hospitality Packages, Tickets Offered for Race Week
July 5, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY – Event hospitality tickets and Experience Packages are now available for the full week of professional cycling at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, July 31-Aug. 6. Prices range from $75 to $350 for individual hospitality passes at 10 different race venues. Three unique Experience Packages are also offered for exclusive behind-the-scenes access to race activities, ranging in price from $1,000-$2,500.
Workfront to Join Tour as Cornerstone Sponsor
June 21, 2017
SILICON SLOPES, UT — Workfront®, the leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solutions, today announced the company has signed an agreement to be a cornerstone sponsor of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Workfront will serve as the title sponsor for Stage 4 of the race, which will be held in South Jordan, Utah on Thursday, Aug. 3.
Six Award Jerseys Recognize Race Leaders and Favorites
June 5, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY – The race leader and standout athletes in the 120-plus field of riders at this year’s Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah will be easy for fans to recognize throughout the seven-day, cycling stage race. Six distinctive award jerseys will identify classification leaders and fan favorites during race week, July 31-Aug. 6. Five jerseys will be presented to riders based on results in race categories, and the America First Credit Union Fan Favorite jersey will be determined using online voting.
605-Mile Race Route Unveiled with Three Mountaintop Finishes
May 25, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY – The 13th edition of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah will feature 605 miles of racing and 36,525 feet of elevation gain for the seven-day, men’s professional stage race. Detailed maps and informational videos for each stage, held July 31-August 6, will be available on the official website, TourofUtah.com, and on social media channels. Three mountaintop finishes are part of “America’s Toughest Stage Race” in 2017, with one finish including an uphill individual time trial. The course will offer a total of eight Utah Office of Tourism King of the Mountain climbs and 11 Utah Sports Commission Sprint lines.
Voting Underway for America First Credit Union Fan Favorite Series
May 23, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY - Organizers of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah have teamed with America First Credit Union by asking cycling enthusiasts to make selections on preferred race merchandise and to recognize top stars of the peloton. The America First Credit Union Fan Favorite series provides online voting to select designs for a commemorative cycling jersey, hat, and T-shirt. Now in its fifth year, the interactive program launches this week with the America First Credit Union Fan Favorite Jersey category. From May 23-29, fans can vote for one of six cycling jersey designs. During race week, July 31-Aug. 6, fans will be invited to cast daily ballots at TourofUtah.com for past and present top-performing athletes in the weeklong professional cycling event.
Call for Volunteers Begins
May 15, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY – As many as 1,200 volunteer positions will be needed for the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Applications for individuals and groups are being accepted by each Local Organizing Committee (LOC) which is hosting a stage start or a stage finish at this year’s event. The form is online in the Experience section.
Youth Activity Booklets Ready for Children
May 10, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY – Professional cyclists have joined forces with popular cartoon characters to promote healthy lifestyles for young fans of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. The Sprint to the Finish Activity Booklet is a collaborative effort by organizers of the Tour of Utah and University of Utah Health, with a storyline using Mike and his friend Lucille from the popular Mike and The Bike children’s book series. Each of the 10 local organizing committees will receive a portion of the 45,000 copies to distribute to elementary schools in May, recognized as National Bike Month across the United States.
14 Pro Teams Confirmed
May 3, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY – Of the 16 prestigious men’s professional cycling teams competing in this summer’s Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, 14 squads have been confirmed. Four of these teams will make their inaugural appearances at “America’s Toughest Stage Race” -- Amore & Vita-Selle SMP presented by Fondriest (Albania), Caja Rural-Seguros RGA (Spain), Cylance Cycling (USA), and Israel Cycling Academy (Israel). A total of six countries are represented in the invitation-only field for the 13th edition of the UCI 2.HC men’s stage race on July 31-Aug. 6.
Registration Opens for The Ultimate Challenge
April 21, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY – The Ultimate Challenge presented by University of Utah Health, a non-competitive, gran fondo-style bicycle ride, returns for an eighth year as part of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. On Saturday, Aug. 5, hundreds of individual cyclists and amateur teams can experience the same demanding mountain course, from Soldier Hollow to Snowbird Resort, that is used for Stage 6 of the Tour of Utah. Early registration is available for individuals through June 1 for $125.
Host Venues Announced for 2017 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah
January 11, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY - Organizers of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah announced today the dates and host venues for the 2017 edition of the week-long men’s professional cycling race known as “America’s Toughest Stage Race.” Scheduled for July 31-Aug. 6, the Tour of Utah will begin in Logan and conclude in Salt Lake City.
Jelly Belly’s Morton Conquers Empire Pass for Overall Title at 2016 Tour of Utah
August 7, 2016
PARK CITY - Australian Lachlan Morton of Jelly Belly presented by MAXXIS Cycling Team attacked on the Hors Categorie climb of Empire Pass to win Stage 7 presented by Utah Sports Commission and clinched the overall general classification victory at the seven-day 2016 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah.