Archive for August, 2008

Jeff Louder wins on his mountain at Utah

Posted on 16. Aug, 2008 by .

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The contenders duked it out in the final climb of the Queen stage at the Tour of Utah. Before the stage, 13 riders were separated by 38 seconds in the general classification but after slogging it over 14,778 feet (4,504 m) of climbing over a 98-mile (159 km) road race, the race now comes down […]

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Ricardo Escuela wins twilight crit at Tour of Utah

Posted on 16. Aug, 2008 by .

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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 […]

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Two in a row for Garmin at Tour of Utah

Posted on 15. Aug, 2008 by .

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sorry for the delay… took a short mental break The Garmin-Chipotle won its second stage at Tour of Utah, as again a small break made it to the finish line and this time Blake Caldwell outsprinted his two-man breakaway companion Darren Lill (BMC) to take the win. The Garmen boys set the stage early on […]

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BMC’s Jeff Louder and Ian McKissick on altitude and more

Posted on 15. Aug, 2008 by .

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For over a week, the BMC Racing Team lived and trained at altitude in the Utah Mountains, preparing themselves for the challenging stages they will face in the 2008 Tour of Utah. I caught up with Utah native and resident Jeff Louder and his teammate, and sea-level dweller Ian McKissick prior to stage 2 to […]

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Meet Utah All-Stars David Harward

Posted on 15. Aug, 2008 by .

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One of the teams at the Tour of Utah, the Canyon Bicycles Utah All Stars,  is a composite team made up of the best amateurs cyclists in Utah including current Utah State Road Race Champion Todd Hageman. I chatted with David Harward at the start area prior to stage 2 where he told me that […]

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Jason Donald about the first stage at Utah

Posted on 13. Aug, 2008 by .

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Jason Donald (Garmin-Chipotle) bridged to a lead trio early in the first stage at the Tour of Utah and with the field breathing down their necks, he outsprinted his 2 remaining break companions to win the stage, the KOM jersey and the yellow leader’s jersey. The 28-year old answered questions just after he won the […]

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Catching up with Brad White after stage 1 at Tour of Utah

Posted on 13. Aug, 2008 by .

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Neo-pro Brad White (Successful Living)  finished third in the first stage at the Tour of Utah after being in a long 93-mile break in temperatures hovering in the low 90s. He also sprinted for the HotSpot points to grad the green sprint leader’s jersey. I caught up with the 26-year old just before the podium […]

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Jason Donald wins first stage and dons the yellow jersey at Utah

Posted on 13. Aug, 2008 by .

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A pretty uneventful day well apart from the missed turn in the race itself today. The 112 riders were happy to let a break get away and controlled the gap to keep the time under control. In the end, Garmin/Chipotle’s Jason Donald won the 3-man sprint from his 93-mile or so break companions to win […]

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A cold beer

Posted on 13. Aug, 2008 by .

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What do you do after being pulled off a motorcycle 5 minutes before the start of a stage to be put into the media car that then has to stop for gas because the tank is empty. And you miss the photo op of the day when the peloton was neutralized to let the break […]

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Tour of Utah Preview – climbs, climbs and more climbs. oh all at altitude

Posted on 12. Aug, 2008 by .

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From From August 13 until August 17, riders from 17 teams will battle it out in 5-day, 5 stage, 336 mile race with 30,000 feet of climbing, the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. The roster is chockfull of mountain goats and 7 of the top ten overall in 2006 are returning. Some serious competition […]

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