Replay of Stage 1 of Tour of Utah

Posted on 07. Aug, 2012 by in live, race

Replay of live updates of stage 1, Ogden to Ogden, of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah.

  • The temp crossed the 100 line today #tou12 ->
  • It was a hot one today. Tomorrow the same or hotter on the hot black Tarmac at the track. Ouch. ->
  • Definitely a couple of wheels too far into the last corner – Bookwalter #tou12 ->
  • The final 20km were pretty chaotic – Bookwalter ->
  • Finishing 4th, Craddock-BLS is best young rider #tou12 ->
  • Jacques-Maynes takes KOM. Anthony was named most aggressive #tou12 ->
  • Sutherland is in yellow leader’s jersey and sprint leader’s jersey. #tou12 ->
  • The jerseys after stage 1. #tou12 http://t.co/OyaevaVp ->
  • Caruso-LIQ was 2n and Bookwalter-BMC 3rd #tou12 ->
  • Sutherland-UHC wins the stage #tou12 ->
  • And complete silence from radio your #tou12 ->
  • By my calculations BJM takes the KOM jersey. #tou12 ->
  • 3 km to go. Behind shelled riders are sharing cans of Cole #tou12 ->
  • 5 km to go for the lead group. #tou12 ->
  • Lots of attacks at the front. Zabriskie-GRS makes a move #tou12 ->
  • Deignan-UHC attacked but reeled in #tou12 ->
  • Lead group caught and we now have about 40 riders flying to finish line #tou12 ->
  • Euser took final KOM ahead of Boswell, Stetina, Duggan and Flueckiger #tou12 ->
  • Lots of re-shuffling at the front. The original break rides were caught. #tou12 ->
  • Correction it’s Anthony that is dropping from lead group #tou12 ->
  • Riders shelled off the back including Voigt, Clarke, Chicchi #tou12 ->
  • Williams back in the field. Anthony, BJM, Fairly and Beltran off the front with 40 sec gap. #tou12 ->
  • Field is ripping it, gap now at 1:10 #tou12 ->
  • Clarke is back in main field while Williams is in no man’s land. #tou12 ->
  • Anthony has caught the lead group of BJM, Fairly and Beltran. #tou12 ->
  • UnitedHealthcate and RadioShack setting the pace at the front of the field #tou12 ->
  • Correction to sprint results: BJM, Beltran and Fairly #tou12 ->
  • BJM takes 3rd sprint followed by Beltran and Williams #tou12 ->
  • Van Zandbeek has been reeled in. #tou12 ->
  • BJM leads KOM competition with 18 points. Beltran has 15 pts with one KOM to go #tou12 ->
  • Field is at 4 minutes with van Zandbeek about 1 minute in front of field #tou12 ->
  • Chase duo is at 1:40 from the 4 riders off the front #tou12 ->
  • Clarke is back with Anthony. #tou12 ->
  • Bike change for Clarke as Anthony pushes forwards #tou12 ->
  • BJM took 3rd KOM ahead of Beltran, Fairly, Williams & Clarke #tou12 ->
  • We’re going 80 kmh behind them and faster #tou12 ->
  • Anthony is completely tucked in on his bike to go as fast as possible on the descent #tou12 ->
  • Van Zandbeek also attacked the field solo. Field at 4:20 #tou12 ->
  • Williams caught back onto break making it 4 off the front. Anthony & Clarke at 2:42 #tou12 ->
  • Anthony just came by us. That’s some serious look on his face. Clarke jumped on his wheel as they crested #tou12 ->
  • That leaves 3 off the front: Fairly, BJM and Beltran with Anthony chasing solo 3 minutes back. Field at 4:35 #tou12 ->
  • Beltran accelerated on the climb dropping Williams too. Clarke is hurting and falling back #tou12 ->
  • Gap from break to Anthony is at 3:30 as we saw the 5 km to 3rd KOM #tou12 ->
  • Clarke is having trouble in the break as the road goes up. #tou12 ->
  • Gap of 4:20 from the break to the field as we leave the feedzone. Anthony has 1:10 on the field #tou12 ->
  • Anthony-OPT attacking the field solo. Trying to repeat his win from last year #tou12 ->
  • Let’s not forget that there is a most aggressive jersey up for grabs too today. #tou12 ->
  • Gap at 4:25 for the 5 riders in the beak who are still working together with 40 miles to go. #tou12 ->
  • It’s hot out there as Fairly dumps a water bottle on his head #tou12 ->
  • Gap now at 4:30 with about 40 miles to go #tou12 ->
  • Averaging 23 mph as we roll in the grasslands, lots of horses #tou12 ->
  • Whoa chicken farm alert! #tou12 ->
  • Field keeping the gap between 5 and 6 minutes. Happy to let the riders in the break suffer under the hot sun #tou12 ->
  • Today’s cookie #tou12 http://t.co/Fofredz7 ->
  • BJM took top points in 2nd KOM ahead of Beltran, Fairly & Williams. Clarke was going for it but dropped his chain #tou12 ->
  • The 5 in the break are Clarke-CSS, BJM-BPC, Fairly-SPI, Beltran-EPM & Williams-RCC #tou12 ->
  • And catching up, the gap is now at 5:20 for the 5 guys in the break #tou12 ->
  • gap tumbling down, now at 5:40 after 2nd KOM #tou12 ->
  • gap down to 7 minutes as we start climbing the next KOM #tou12 ->
  • Long road ahead for the break #tou12 http://t.co/prEl63pz ->
  • Gap pretty steady at 8:20. Seems to be the magic number #tou12 ->
  • We’re on the highway #tou12 http://t.co/DCnpaDNe ->
  • To pass the time in the car, we were looking at dog photos. Wherry’s dogs are cute #tou12 ->
  • Field obviously is not taking any risks of the break making it. Gap coming down #tou12 ->
  • Gap now at 8:45 , 55 miles into the stage #tou12 ->
  • Clarke takes 2nd sprint ahead of BJM & Beltran #tou12 ->
  • gap now at 10 minutes as we enter the feedzone #tou12 ->
  • gap now at 10: 20 with a few kms to feedzone #tou12 ->
  • all 5 in the break are working well together #tou12 ->
  • gap was up to 12 minutes when the two teams went to the front #tou12 ->
  • RadioShack & Garmin setting the pace at the front of the field #tou12 ->
  • Lost service for awhile #tou12 ->
  • Gap is now 11:35 at 33 miles into the stage or just over 50 km. today’s stage is 211 in total. Long day at the office #tou12 ->
  • Clarke gets 1st sprint ahead of BJM & Fairly #tou12 ->
  • Switched bikes an drive through field where it’s social hour. Lots of chatting going on #tou12 ->
  • Here’s Clarke chasing #tou12 http://t.co/esQg4nvL ->
  • With such a long stage, they needed a 5th rider in the break. #tou12 ->
  • And we have junction – we now have 5 riders off the front #tou12 ->
  • The 4 riders up the road waited for Clarke. #tou12 ->
  • New gap from race radio is now 7 minutes. Gap to Clarke is 1:25. Decision time: should he sit up? #tou12 ->
  • Clarke is tucked down on his bike trying to bridge up #tou12 ->
  • Gap holding at 4 minutes to field as we descend. Feeding will open at bottom #tou12 ->
  • BJM takes top KOM points followed by Fairly, Beltran, Williams & Clarke #tou12 ->
  • A few words of encouragement for Clarke – promises of ice cream #tou12 ->
  • Gap to field is 3:55 minutes. Clarke is at 55 sec #tou12 ->
  • Since its such a hot day, feeding was open early #tou12 ->
  • Neutral service #tou12 http://t.co/UUdbWwxX ->
  • Clarke chasing solo on the climb #tou12 http://t.co/w86arhi2 ->
  • The four now 2:20 sec to field. Clarke was 35 sec back with less 5 km to top of KOM #tou12 ->
  • Nature break called so that establishes the break. Gap is now 1:15 #tou12 ->
  • Using the 3 letter UCI team acronym for live updates #tou12 ->
  • 1 chaser: Clarke-CSS #tou12 ->
  • 4 with 20 sec gap: Fairly-SPI, BJM-BPC, Williams-RCC and Beltran-EPM #tou12 ->
  • Attacks & counters – the field was stretched for awhile #tou12 ->
  • And we’re all back together #tou12 ->
  • 7 riders off the front with a group of 7 to 9 riders chasing #tou12 ->
  • Lots of attacks. Everyone wants to launch on this climb. #tou12 ->
  • Now we know who wants KOM points #tou12 ->
  • 3 riders on the attack: Jones-UHC, Schmalz-BPC & Burnett-RSS and we’re all back together #tou12 ->
  • BPC setting the pace at the front of the field #tou12 ->
  • And we’re already climbing. 1st KOM is at cat 3 with points given at mile 15 #tou12 ->
  • Attacks off the front of the field & strong headwind #tou12 ->
  • Front wheel flat for Xu Gong #tou12 ->
  • I get Ed Beamon and Chris Wherry’s company today #tou12 ->
  • And they’re off! #tou12 ->
  • My ride today is with @Champion_System #tou12 http://t.co/9cckfBHF ->
  • I’m expecting to lose service for a bit during the stage but the updates will be queued up #tou12 ->
  • Optum KBS chilling #tou12 http://t.co/KVfTJmhu ->
  • Score. Voigt, Horner, Duggan signatures & more. #tou12 http://t.co/4BiJG3qe ->
  • Sam Johnson of Exergy #tou12 http://t.co/VXwAN3e0 ->
  • Bontrager-Livestrong & Spidertech signing in #tou12 http://t.co/kuCuNFMZ ->
  • Jeremy Vennell signing autographs #tou12 http://t.co/j5gcWJVR ->
  • The @opqscyclingteam signs in #tou12 http://t.co/xjEq7tFB ->
  • Tommy Nankervis Chats with Dave Towle #tou12 http://t.co/wewPSsQu ->
  • EPM-UNE is next #tou12 http://t.co/tcPEY5J6 ->
  • What was for breakfast? @cjonez said oatmeal #tou12 http://t.co/aTvsJSzB ->
  • The sign in board. Empty for now #tou12 http://t.co/NygI172L ->
  • Riders sign in in the amphitheater #tou12 http://t.co/LYU6O4Ej ->
  • Did I say that it was going to be hot? #tou12 http://t.co/6VdINKmU ->
  • 131 miles (211 km) loop starting & ending in Ogden with 4 KOMs and 3 sprint lines. All the details: http://t.co/gK7azg0q ->
  • Stage 1 of @TheTourofUtah is on tap today and it’s going to be a hot one with highs of 97 F predicted #tou12 ->

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