Wrapping up Utah with Jeff Louder

I started off the Tour of Utah coverage with a chat with 2008 overall winner Jeff Louder of the BMC Racing Team, and who better to close out this year’s race than the Utah-son. Louder made no bones about it, he wanted to win but it wasn’t to be as he finished third overall behind…

BMC’s Stewart wins Redlands crit and Louder still in the lead

BMC, BMC and more BMC. After his team controlled the 90-minute Redlands criterium, BMC’s Jackson Stewart came out of the crashed-marred final lap in fourth wheel around the last corner and outsprinted everyone for the win. Canadian Andrew Pinfold (Ouch) was second, and Stewart’s teammate Brent Bookwalter was third. “There was a bunch of crashes,…

Catching up with BMC riders

I caught up with the BMC team at the start of the 2008 Tour of Missouri stage 5, in St James where the riders were getting ready for another aggressive stage in high humidity. Mike Sayers announced his retirement earlier this year, and is racing his last big race at the Tour of Missouri. Going…

Jeff Louder wins on his mountain at Utah

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…