Posted on 16. Aug, 2008 by lyne in photos, race
Everyday when I talked to the Sucessfull Living team, the team plan always included that Ricardo Escuela was going to win stage 3, the twilight crit at the Tour of Utah. And the fast Argentinean delivered the goods, outsprinting Fast Freddie Rodriguez (Rock Racing) to the line. Toyota-United’s Jonnie Clarke was third.
What else can you say about a crit? The riders went around a dead flat four-corner course with a headwind on the backside for 60 minutes plus 3 laps.
Oh and one of Salt Lake City’s finest was giving out jaywalking tickets during the race. Almost got one.
No changes in the overall general classification. The stage is set for a shoot out on Saturday’s Queen stage as only 38 seconds separate 12 contenders from Caldwell. Stage 4 is the 98.1-mile (159 km) Snowbird Road Race that starts in Park City, climbs over five KOMs to the mountain top finish at Snowbird Ski Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon – a total 14,778 feet of climbing.
No changes in the other jerseys either.
Easier to let the photos do the talking…
Justin England (Toyota-United) throwing kisses
Smiles on the start line
Immediately, Garmin-Chipotle’s Pate, Frishkorn and Danielson went to the front to control the peloton
Jonnie Clarke (Toyota-United) following the rules
Ben Day (Toyota-United) took a solo flyer off the front which lasted about 10 laps
Tom Danielson (Garmin-Chipotle) did a lot of work at the front
Fans come in all ages
Ben Day is still off the front solo but not for long
Teddy King (Bissell) is about to join him but they will be reeled in soon
Still the GARmen at the front
Best Young Rider Peter Stetina (Garmin-Chipotle), Caldwell and his shadow Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing)
Less than 10 laps to go
Sprint to the line
Ricardo Escuela (Successful Living) wins
Best Young Rider Peter Stetina, Yellow Jersey Blake Caldwell
Fast Freddie Rodriguez (Rock Racing), Jonnie Clarke (Toyota-United)
More photos here
Full results here