There are more ways than ever before to follow the eighth edition of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah, be it on twitter, web or smart phone – and on tv. Information is available via the official outlets, the teams, the riders and yours truly. Starting Tuesday, the 2012 Tour of Utah features 17 teams battling it out over 545 miles of racing with 37,500 feet of climbing through some of Utah’s most beautiful and challenging terrain over six days. The UCI 2.1 event takes place from Tuesday August 7 to Sunday August 12, 2012.
Links to all the podiuminsight stories, photo galleries and more can be found on the Tour of Utah hub page.
As always, we will be providing live updates during the stages on @podium_live and summary and links to photos and stories on @podiuminsight. The official twitter account @thetourofutah and also @cyclingutah will also be providing updates. The race hashtag is #TOU12.
All but one of the 17 teams are using social media to keep in touch with fans.
Web and smartphones
The free Larry H Miller Tour of Utah Tour Tracker provides race coverage across web, mobile and tablet viewing platforms via live video, audio and real-time data streams of the event – download the application for the iPhone, iPad devices via iTunes and the Android via Google Play.
Race broadcast partner FOX Sports Network (FSN) will provide a total of 18 hours of national programming this year, including 12 hours of live coverage. All six days of programming will be produced in high definition for the first time for “America’s Toughest Stage Race“.
The live coverage of the six-day race is scheduled daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT, to coincide with the daily stage finish and award ceremonies. A one-hour highlight program will be televised across the sports network at 11 p.m. local time. Because FSN covers professional baseball with its regional networks, all cycling fans should check local listings to confirm air times.
Regional coverage of the Tour of Utah in the Western states will be broadcast by ROOT Sports. ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain region is based in Denver and is the cable home of the Utah Jazz and Colorado Rockies, among a broad roster of sports programming. The local broadcast affiliate will be KJZZ TV.