Phinney Crushes Utah Prologue

Showing that he is full recovered from his knee problems, Taylor Phinney (Trek-LIVESTRONG) crushed the prologue at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, setting a time of 6:02.59 on the 2.8 miles (4.5 km) out and back course. His teammate Alex Dowsett, the European U23 time trial champion, came in second at 3 seconds…

On Tap: Larry H Miller Tour of Utah with Swindlehurst

“America’s Toughest Stage Race”, the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah p/b Zions Bank is about to start. Who better to give us the lowdown on the stages and a few insights on the peloton than Salt Lake City resident Burke Swindlehurst of TeamGive p/b Blackbottoms. “It’s very important to me on a variety of…

BMC To Race In Utah

Earlier today, BMC announced that they would field a 5-rider squad at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, scheduled to take place next month, August 17-22, 2010. Salt Lake City native and current resident Jeff Louder will be joined by three-time national road champion George Hincapie and fellow Americans Chris Barton and Chris Butler…

the week that was

Some of the happenings in the North American pro cycling scene for the week ending June 11 2010. Hilton Clarke to UHC. Sponsors bolster support for Bahati Foundation. Possible Tour of Maryland in 2012. Tour of Utah teams. USA Cycling, CCA news.

Tour of Utah shuffles stages

“America’s Toughest Stage Race”, the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah has shuffled around its stages and added a new venue for its criterium in the 2010 edition held from August 17 to 22 this year. The overall course is similar to last year with a plan of making it ‘tougher’ and the two final…

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…

Busche’s Breakout Performance

The field exploded at the bottom of Mt Nebo in the second stage at the Tour of Utah and who’s who of climbers were off the front, in the hunt for a stage win and the possibility of moving up in the GC. The select group included yellow jersey Francisco Mancebo and Rock Racing teammate…

Howes flies the stars and stripes on Snowbird

In a show of force and humor, young Alex Howes of the Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin team, the U23 development arm of the Slipstream organization, grabbed a hot dog and attacked the dwindling break at the bottom of the final brutal climb up to Snowbird and soloed away for the win at the Queen stage of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah. Rock Racing’s Francisco Mancebo solidifies the yellow jersey. Photos.

Zirbel scorches time trial at Utah

While the temperature did not climb into the 3 digits as predicted by many, it was still a scorcher at stage 3 of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah where last year’s winner  Tom Zirbel of the BISSELL team,  clocked the fastest time of seventeen minutes even on the 14.5 km (9.2 mi) course…

Rock Racing takes control in Utah

The Rock Racing duo of Francisco Mancebo and Oscar Sevilla finished 1-2 on the 137 km (85 mi) Stage 1 of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah, putting the yellow leader’s jersey on Mancebo’s shoulders.   The pair attacked on the   climb to the second and last KOM, caught and passed the break…

BMC’s Bookwalter books it in Utah

BMC’s Brent Bookwalter booked it at the opening act of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah, clocking the fastest time of six minutes and twelve seconds in the 4.5 km (2.8 mi) prologue held at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Current US Time Trial Champion David Zabriskie (Garmin-Slipstream) was second at…

Tour of Utah – cheat sheet

A quick review of the details for the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah. But first, don’t forget to read ‘Talking Utah with Jeff Louder‘ where last year’s winner Jeff Louder of the BMC team talks about what the win meant for him but also a preview of all the stages. Team roster updated after stage 2.

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the week that was

All but one team announced for Tour of Missouri. Tour of Utah looking for volunteers. Nature Valley Grand Prix recap on TV. Team Type 1’s Calabria and Hanley on the injured list. VAC’s Goldstein three-peats.

Teams announced for Tour of Utah

Earlier today, the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah organizers announced the sixteen teams that have thus far committed to compete in the 2009 race billed as ‘America’s Toughest Stage Race’. These athletes will compete for a share of the $45,000 purse and NRC points. The 2009 Tour of Utah will take place August 18-23…