Tour of Utah

The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, is an annual multi-day road cycling race; traversing the states of Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming.[note 1] Since the 2011 edition, the tour holds UCI classification (currently as 2.HC). Between five and six UCI WorldTeams compete annually. Due to its altitude, distance, and weather conditions, the tour is nicknamed: "America's Toughest Stage Race".

Tour of Utah
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Official logo
Race details
DateAugust
RegionIdaho
Utah
Wyoming
Local name(s)The Tour
Nickname(s)America's Toughest Stage Race
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI America Tour (2.HC)
TypeStage race
OrganiserLarry H. Miller Group of Companies
Web sitewww.tourofutah.com
History
First edition2004 (2004)
Editions15 (as of 2019)
First winner John Osguthorpe (USA)
Most wins Levi Leipheimer (USA)
 Tom Danielson (USA)
(2 wins)
Most recent Ben Hermans (BEL)

HistoryEdit

The Tour of Utah began in 2000, as an amateur race. It was originally called the Thanksgiving Point Stage Race. It received its present name in 2004. Originally organized by cycling enthusiasts, the race was purchased by the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, Larry H. Miller's holding company, in 2007. The tour received UCI classification (2.2) in 2006. However, the 2007 edition was postponed due to lack of sponsorship.[1]

The 2008 and 2009 editions subsequently returned to United States National Racing Calendar. After the 2010 edition, the Tour of Utah was placed in the UCI America Tour, and regained UCI classification (2.1). Five UCI ProTeams were among the sixteen teams competing in the 2011 and 2013 editions, and six were among the seventeen teams competing in the 2012 edition. In the 2014 edition, six of the sixteen teams were UCI ProTeams. In 2015, the Tour rating was elevated to 2.HC, one of the few UCI-sanctioned, multi-stage, pro cycling events in North America.[2][3][4][5][6]

In 2010, only 71 of the initial 140 riders finished. After receiving 2.1 status in 2011, a stronger field participated; 88 of the initial 120 competitors finished. In September 2014, it was announced that the race was promoted to 2.HC status, from 2015 and onwards.[7][8]

With the Tour of California going on hiatus in 2020, the United States has no event that is part of the UCI World Tour. This makes the Tour of Utah the highest level multi-day road cycling race in the United States. Additionally, it is tied with the one-day Maryland Cycling Classic as the highest overall road cycling race in the United States.[9]

The 2020 and 2021 editions of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah were cancelled due to safety concerns surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.[10]

ResultsEdit

General classificationEdit

Year   Yellow jersey
2004   Johnathan Osguthorpe (USA) Ogden One
2005   Andrew Bajadali (USA) Vitamin Cottage
2006   Scott Moninger (USA) Health Net Pro Cycling
2007 Not held
2008   Jeff Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team
2009   Francisco Mancebo (ESP) Rock Racing
2010   Levi Leipheimer (USA) Mellow Johnny's
2011   Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack
2012   Johann Tschopp (SUI) BMC Racing Team
2013   Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin–Sharp
2014   Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin–Sharp
2015   Joe Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale–Garmin
2016   Lachlan Morton (AUS) Jelly Belly–Maxxis
2017   Rob Britton (CAN) Rally Cycling
2018   Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL–Jumbo
2019   Ben Hermans (BEL) Israel Cycling Academy
2020 Not held
2021 Not held

Sprints classificationEdit

Year   White jersey
2004 Not awarded
2005   Charles Coyle (USA) Vitamin Cottage
2006   Sergey Lagutin (UZB) Navigators Insurance
2007 Not held
2008   Bradley White (USA) SuccessfulLiving.com
2009   David Veilleux (CAN) Kelly Benefit Strategies
2010   David Tanner (AUS) Fly V Australia
2011   Roman Van Uden (NZL) PureBlack Racing
2012   Michael Matthews (AUS) Rabobank
2013   Michael Matthews (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE
2014   Jure Kocjan (SLO) Team SmartStop
2015   Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
2016   Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek–Segafredo
2017   Travis McCabe (USA) UnitedHealthcare
2018   Travis McCabe (USA) UnitedHealthcare
2019   Travis McCabe (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling
2020 Not held
2021 Not held


Youth classificationEdit

Year   Blue jersey
2004 Not awarded
2005   Tyler Butterfield (BER) Vendee U
2006   Blake Caldwell (USA) TIAA–CREF
2007 Not held
2008   Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin–Chipotle p/b H30
2009   Alex Howes (USA) Felt–Holowesko Partners
2010   Ian Boswell (USA) Bissell
2011   Cristian Montoya (COL) Gobernación de Antioquia
2012   Joe Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager–Livestrong
2013   Lachlan Morton (AUS) Garmin–Sharp
2014   Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team
2015   Daniel Felipe Martínez (COL) Colombia
2016   Adrien Costa (USA) Axeon–Hagens Berman
2017   Neilson Powless (USA) Axeon–Hagens Berman
2018   Luis Villalobos (MEX) Aevolo
2019   João Almeida (POR) Hagens Berman Axeon
2020 Not held
2021 Not held

Mountains classificationEdit

Year   Polka-dot jersey
2004 Not awarded
2005   Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Seasilver
2006   Neil Shirley (USA) KJZZ-Pro Composite
2007 Not held
2008   Glen Chadwick (NZL) Team Type 1
2009   Alex Howes (USA) Felt–Holowesko Partners
2010   Jai Crawford (AUS) Fly V Australia
2011   Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack
2012   Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell
2013   Michael Torckler (NZL) Bissell
2014   Joey Rosskopf (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team
2015   Gregory Daniel (USA) Axeon Cycling Team
2016   Adrien Costa (USA) Axeon–Hagens Berman
2017   Jacob Rathe (USA) Jelly Belly–Maxxis
2018   Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL–Jumbo
2019   Hayden McCormick (NZL) Team BridgeLane
2020 Not held
2021 Not held

Teams classificationEdit

Year   Green jersey
2004 Not awarded
2005 Vitamin Cottage
2006 Navigators Insurance
2007 Not held
2008 BMC Racing Team
2009 Rock Racing
2010 Fly V Australia
2011 Gobernación de Antioquia
2012 RadioShack–Nissan
2013 RadioShack–Leopard
2014 Lampre–Merida
2015 Colombia
2016 BMC Racing Team
2017 BMC Racing Team
2018 EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale
2019 EF Education First
2020 Not held
2021 Not held

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Stage 5, in the 2014 edition, started in Evanston, Wyoming. Stage 1, in the 2015 edition, looped through Bear Lake County, Idaho.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Salmeron, Antonio (4 October 2006). "Tour of Utah on 2007 UCI calendar". Cycling News. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  2. ^ Eborn, Jared (17 August 2010). "Tour of Utah already looking ahead". Deseret News. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  3. ^ Staff (9 August 2011). "Tour of Utah 2011". Cycling News. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  4. ^ Staff (11 April 2012). "Tour of Utah to boast 5 top teams". ESPN. Associated Press. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  5. ^ Staff (5 June 2014). "Cycling: Tour of Utah finalizes its 2014 field". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  6. ^ Malach, Pat. "Tour of Utah Preview: Rematch between Danielson and Horner". Cycling News. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  7. ^ "News shorts: UCI agrees to create global anti-doping tribunal". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Organizers unveil 2015 Tour of Utah route | VeloNews.com". VeloNews.com. 2015-04-23. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  9. ^ Coulon, Jessica (October 30, 2019). "Amgen Tour of California on 'Hiatus' for 2020 Season". Bicycling.
  10. ^ Forgie, Adam (4 April 2020). "2020 Tour of Utah cycling race canceled". 2KUTV. Retrieved 27 January 2021.

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