How to Follow Tour of Utah via Social Media, Web, TV

Posted on 05. Aug, 2012 by in race

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.

Social Media

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.

Follow the  list @podiuminsight/tou-2012 to get all the scoop from the 69  riders (out of 123)  that are on twitter – the list will be updated when the finalized roster is published.

All but one of the 17 teams are using social media to keep in touch with fans.

Team twitter facebook
Bissell Pro Cycling @bissellcycling bissellcycling
BMC Racing Team @BMCProTeam BMCProTeam
Bontrager-Livestrong @bontragerls bontragerls
Champion System Pro Cycling Team @Champion_System teamchampionsystem
Competitive Cyclist Racing Team @compcyclist Competitive.Cyclist
EPM-UNE
Garmin-Barracuda @ride_argyle RideArgyle
Liquigas-Cannondale @Liquigas_Cdale LiquigasCannondale
Omega Pharma – QuickStep @opqscyclingteam opqscyclingteam
Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies @optumpbkbs OptumProCyclingpresentedbyKellyBenefitStrategies
Rabobank Cycling Team @RaboCycling RabobankCyclingTeam
RadioShack-Nissan @rsnt RadioShackNissanTrek
Spidertech powered by C10 @teamspidertech TeamSpiderTech
Team Argos-Shimano @1t4i Argosshimano
Team Exergy @teamexergy teamexergy
Team Netapp @TeamNetApp TeamNetApp
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team @uhcprocycling UHCprocycling

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.

Television

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.


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