2011 Tour of Utah

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2011 Tour of Utah
2010–2011 UCI America Tour
Race details
Dates August 9–14, 2011
Stages 6
Winning time 15h 53' 12"
Palmares
Winner  Levi Leipheimer (USA) (Team RadioShack)
Second  Sergio Henao (COL) (Gobernación de Antioquia)
Third  Janez Brajkovič (SLO) (Team RadioShack)

Mountains  Levi Leipheimer (USA) (Team RadioShack)
Youth  Cristian Montoya (COL) (Gobernación de Antioquia)
Sprints  Roman Van Uden (NZL) (Team PureBlack Racing)
Team Gobernación de Antioquia
2010
2012

The 2011 Tour of Utah was the eighth edition of the Tour of Utah. For the first time, the race was included on the UCI America Tour, with a classification of 2.1. As such, the race is only open to teams on the UCI Pro Tour, UCI Professional Continental and UCI Continental circuits. The race took place between August 9–14, 2011 as a six-day, six-stage race, similar to the prior two years. The race joined the 2011 Tour of California and the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge as the only three UCI-ranked stage races in the United States

Teams[edit]

After receiving UCI status, the race confirmed that three ProTeams will compete in the 2011 Tour: Team RadioShack, HTC-Highroad and BMC Racing Team.[1] Later, two more ProTeams, Garmin-Cervélo and Liquigas-Cannondale, entered the race, making for a total of five ProTeams, including all four of the US-based ProTeams.[2] Also appearing will be four UCI Professional Continental teams and seven UCI Continental teams, making a total of 16 teams that will be sending either 6 or 8 riders per team to the event for a total of 120 riders.[2] Trek-Livestrong U23, the North American developmental team of Team RadioShack, was originally scheduled to compete but was bumped by all the additions of higher-ranked UCI Continental teams.[1] Of the teams competing, only six of the teams had competed in the 2010 Tour of Utah (not counting the partial participation by two members of Team RadioShack in 2010).

Contenders[edit]

In addition to all of the last three champions of the race -- (Jeff Louder (BMC), Francisco Mancebo (Realcyclist.com) and Leipheimer (RadioShack)) -- the race added potential contenders Tom Danielson (Garmin), Christian Vande Velde (Garmin), Tejay van Garderen (HTC), Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin), George Hincapie (BMC), Jani Brajkovič (RadioShack), David Zabriskie (Garmin) and Oscar Sevilla (Gobernación).[2] Because the race was held earlier in August this year than in previous years, a few riders—notably Brajkovič—were using Utah as their final tune-up for the 2011 Vuelta a España.

Stages[edit]

Like 2009 and 2010, the 2011 race had a prologue, three road stages, a criterium and a time trial. Unlike the 2010 race, though, the criterium was measured by distance instead of time. In addition, the race had stages finish in Ogden and Provo, reducing its focus on Salt Lake City and Park City. Although the significantly stronger UCI-ranked field figured to create a more competitive race, a breakaway on the mountainous first stage gave four riders—Leipheimer and Brajkovič from RadioShack and Sevilla and Sergio Henao from Gobernación—a lead over all the other contenders of more than 2:30. Leipheimer then used second-place finishes in stages 3 and 5 to defend his championship and become the race's first repeat winner.

Stage results
Stage Date Route Terrain Length Winner
P 9 August Utah Olympic Park Individual time trial 2.0 km (1.2 mi)  Sergio Henao (COL)
1 10 August OgdenOgden Medium mountain stage 182.9 km (113.6 mi)  Jesse Anthony (USA)
2 11 August LehiProvo Hilly stage 159.6 km (99.2 mi)  Jack Bauer (NZL)
3 12 August Miller Motorsports Park Individual time trial 15.6 km (9.7 mi)  Tejay Van Garderen (USA)
4 13 August Salt Lake City Criterium 129 km (80 mi)  Janier Acevedo (COL)
5 14 August Kimball JunctionSnowbird Mountain stage 160.8 km (99.9 mi)  Sergio Henao (COL)

Prologue[edit]

August 9, 2011 -- Utah Olympic Park, individual time trial, 2.0 kilometres (1.2 mi)
The uphill prologue required the riders to time trial along a road running parallel to the bobsled run at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. Because of the nature of the climb, most cyclists used their regular bikes instead of time-trial bikes. Colombian and Spanish riders took the first three places, with Sergio Henao of the Colombian team Gobernacion de Antioquia showing his climbing skills by winning the sprint.[3]

Prologue Result
Rider Team Time
1  Sergio Henao (COL) Gobernacion de Antioquia 4' 05"
2  Francisco Mancebo (ESP) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team + 3"
3  Oscar Sevilla (ESP) Gobernacion de Antioquia + 6"
4  Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad s.t.
5  Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 8"
6  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack s.t.
7  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 10"
8  Jack Bauer (NZL) Endura Racing + 11"
9  Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Sutter Home + 12"
10  César Grajales (COL) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team + 13"
General Classification after Prologue
Rider Team Time
1  Sergio Henao (COL) Gobernacion de Antioquia 4' 05"
2  Francisco Mancebo (ESP) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team + 3"
3  Oscar Sevilla (ESP) Gobernacion de Antioquia + 6"
4  Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad s.t.
5  Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 8"
6  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack s.t.
7  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 10"
8  Jack Bauer (NZL) Endura Racing + 11"
9  Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Sutter Home + 12"
10  César Grajales (COL) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team + 13"

Stage 1[edit]

August 10, 2011 -- Ogden to Ogden, 182.9 kilometres (113.6 mi)
Stage 1 featured three loops of a 61 km course around Ogden, with each loop featuring an ascent of North Ogden Pass Road. Jesse Anthony of Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth was the last survivor of an early breakaway and then managed to join up with a four-man breakaway that formed on the final ascent. In the end, as the four riders in the breakaway worked to gain time on the rest of the field, Anthony was able to sit on the breakaway and then attack it at the end for the stage win. However, the other four riders in the break established a huge advantage of over 2' 30" on their main rivals in the general classification. 116 riders remained in the race after this stage.[4]

Stage 1 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth 4h 39' 29"
2  Sergio Henao (COL) Gobernacion de Antioquia s.t.
3  Oscar Sevilla (ESP) Gobernacion de Antioquia s.t.
4  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack s.t.
5  Jani Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack s.t.
6  Paul Voss (GER) Endura Racing + 2' 35"
7  Rory Sutherland (AUS) UnitedHealthcare s.t.
8  Chase Pinkham (USA) Bissell s.t.
9  Maurizio Gorato (ITA) Geox-TMC s.t.
10  Flavio De Lune (MEX) SpiderTech-C10 s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Rider Team Time
1  Sergio Henao (COL) Gobernacion de Antioquia 4h 43' 28"
2  Oscar Sevilla (ESP) Gobernacion de Antioquia + 7"
3  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack + 13"
4  Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth + 18"
5  Jani Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack + 21"
6  Francisco Mancebo (ESP) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team + 2' 43"
7  Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad + 2' 46"
8  Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 2' 48"
9  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 2' 50"
10  César Grajales (COL) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team + 2' 53"

Stage 2[edit]

August 11, 2011 -- Lehi to Provo, 159.6 kilometres (99.2 mi)
Stage 2 featured rolling hills but was largely flat and was anticipated to finish in a bunch sprint, with Elia Viviani of Liquigas-Cannondale and Jake Keough of UnitedHealthcare favored. However, Jack Bauer from Endura Racing managed to get a jump on both sprinters due to two crashes inside of 7 km, took off with a kilometer to go and was able to hold on for victory. Only three riders failed to finish the stage.[5]

Stage 2 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Jack Bauer (NZL) Endura Racing 3h 33' 43"
2  Elia Viviani (ITA) Liquigas-Cannondale s.t.
3  Jacob Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare s.t.
4  Robert Förster (GER) UnitedHealthcare s.t.
5  Daniel Summerhill (USA) Garmin-Cervélo s.t.
6  Jeff Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team s.t.
7  Tommy Nankervis (AUS) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team s.t.
8  Scott Thwaites (GBR) Endura Racing s.t.
9  Davide Cimolai (ITA) Liquigas-Cannondale s.t.
10  Roman Van Uden (NZL) Team PureBlack Racing s.t.
General Classification after Stage 2
Rider Team Time
1  Sergio Henao (COL) Gobernacion de Antioquia 8h 17' 11"
2  Oscar Sevilla (ESP) Gobernacion de Antioquia + 7"
3  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack + 13"
4  Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth + 18"
5  Jani Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack + 21"
6  Francisco Mancebo (ESP) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team + 2' 43"
7  Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad + 2' 46"
8  Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 2' 48"
9  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 2' 50"
10  Jack Bauer (NZL) Endura Racing + 2' 51"

Stage 3[edit]

August 12, 2011 -- Miller Motorsports Park, individual time trial, 15.6 kilometres (9.7 mi)
Stage 3 was contested on a similar but slightly longer course than the 2009 and 2010 Tours used. American Tejay Van Garderen of HTC-Highroad achieved his first professional victory on his 23rd birthday by edging Leipheimer of Team RadioShack. However, Leipheimer took over the general classification lead, with his teammate Jani Brajkovič taking over second. 112 riders remained in the race.[6]

Stage 3 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 17' 33"
2  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack + 6"
3  Patrick Gretsch (GER) HTC-Highroad + 10"
4  Alexander Wetterhall (SWE) Endura Racing + 18"
5  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 19"
6  Jani Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack + 25"
7  Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad + 27"
8  Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 30"
9  Tom Zirbel (USA) Jamis-Sutter Home + 30"
10  George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team + 30"
General Classification after Stage 3
Rider Team Time
1  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 8h 35' 04"
2  Jani Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack + 27"
3  Oscar Sevilla (ESP) Gobernacion de Antioquia + 29"
4  Sergio Henao (COL) Gobernacion de Antioquia + 56"
5  Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth + 1' 24"
6  Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad + 2' 27"
7  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 2' 50"
8  Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 2' 59"
9  George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team + 3' 17"
10  Jack Bauer (NZL) Endura Racing + 3' 20"

Stage 4[edit]

August 13, 2011 -- Salt Lake City, 129 kilometres (80 mi)
Stage 4 was a criterium around the state capital in Salt Lake City, using part of the course employed for the prologue in the previous two tours. The loop was around 12 km, and the riders were required to make 11 circuits of it, including a 13% climb up East Capitol Street in each circuit. Another Colombian rider, Janier Acevedo from Gobernacion de Antioquia, won the stage and returned his team to the lead in the teams classification. After this stage, 104 riders remained in the race, meaning that only a total of 16 riders had left the race, but among the riders failing to complete this stage was fifth-place Jesse Anthony, who fell ill overnight.[7]

Stage 4 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Janier Acevedo (COL) Gobernacion de Antioquia 2h 56' 18"
2  Javier Mejías (ESP) Team Type 1-Sanofi + 5"
3  Rubens Bertogliati (SUI) Team Type 1-Sanofi + 6"
4  Francisco Mancebo (ESP) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team s.t.
5  Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team s.t.
6  Lucas Euser (USA) SpiderTech-C10 s.t.
7  Pat McCarty (USA) SpiderTech-C10 s.t.
8  Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale s.t.
9  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Cervélo s.t.
10  Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare s.t.
General Classification after Stage 4
Rider Team Time
1  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 11h 32' 59"
2  Sergio Henao (COL) Gobernacion de Antioquia + 23"
3  Jani Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack + 27"
4  Oscar Sevilla (ESP) Gobernacion de Antioquia + 29"
5  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 1' 18"
6  Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale + 2" 06"
7  Francisco Mancebo (ESP) Realcyclist.com Cycling Team + 2' 09"
8  Janier Acevedo (COL) Gobernacion de Antioquia + 2' 27"
9  Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad s.t.
10  Pat McCarty (USA) SpiderTech-C10 + 2' 30"

Stage 5[edit]

August 14, 2010 -- Kimball Junction to Snowbird, 160.8 kilometres (99.9 mi)
The final stage of the 2010 Tour, Stage 5, was identical to the previous year's final stage. It began from Kimball Junction, just outside of Park City, and trekked for 161 km through the mountains until ending on a mountaintop finish at the Snowbird ski resort. The top two riders in the general classification, Leipheimer and Sergio Henao, broke away from the rest of the elite riders to win the stage, with Henao finishing slightly ahead. Leipheimer's finish also propelled him to a one-point victory in the "King of the Mountains" competition. 16 people failed to finish this stage, but the race ended with 88 of the original 120 contestants completing the tour.[8]

Stage 5 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Sergio Henao (COL) Gobernacion de Antioquia 4h 20' 13"
2  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack s.t.
3  Jani Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack + 18"
4  Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 50"
5  Oscar Sevilla (ESP) Gobernacion de Antioquia + 1' 25"
6  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 2' 33"
7  Pat McCarty (USA) SpiderTech-C10 s.t.
8  Christopher Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team s.t.
9  Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale + 2' 38"
10  Lucas Euser (USA) SpiderTech-C10 s.t.
Final General Classification
Rider Team Time
1  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 15h 53' 12"
2  Sergio Henao (COL) Gobernación de Antioquia + 23"
3  Jani Brajkovič (SLO) Team RadioShack + 45"
4  Oscar Sevilla (ESP) Gobernación de Antioquia + 1' 54"
5  Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 3' 49"
6  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Cervélo + 3' 51"
7  Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale + 4' 44"
8  Pat McCarty (USA) SpiderTech-C10 + 5' 03"
9  Lucas Euser (USA) SpiderTech-C10 + 5' 34"
10  Jeff Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team + 7' 31"

Overall[edit]

Classification leadership[edit]

Stage Winner General classification
Yellow jersey
Sprints classification
Jersey green.svg
Mountains classification
Polkadot jersey
Young rider classification
White jersey
Most Aggressive
Orange Jersey
Team classification
P Sergio Henao Sergio Henao no award no award Tejay Van Garderen no award Gobernacion de Antioquia
1 Jesse Anthony Jesse Anthony Rubens Bertogliati Jay Thompson
2 Jack Bauer Roman Van Uden John Anderson
3 Tejay Van Garderen Levi Leipheimer no award Team RadioShack
4 Janier Acevedo Janier Acevedo Daniel Summerhill Gobernacion de Antioquia
5 Sergio Henao Roman Van Uden Levi Leipheimer Cristian Montoya Giampaolo Cheula
Final Levi Leipheimer Roman Van Uden Levi Leipheimer Cristian Montoya no award Gobernacion de Antioquia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Press release (2011-04-07). "All-Star Lineup of Professional Teams Announced for 2011 Tour of Utah". Tour of Utah. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  2. ^ a b c Press release (2011-07-28). "Grand Tour Veterans Danielson, Hincapie, Leipheimer, Vande Velde, Van Garderen and Zabriskie Headline International Rosters for 2011 Tour of Utah" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-08-11. 
  3. ^ Ben Atkins (2011-08-09). "Tour of Utah: Sergio Henao takes uphill Olympic Park prologue". VeloNation. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  4. ^ Laura Weislo (2011-08-10). "Anthony scores big in Ogden". CyclingNews. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  5. ^ Laura Weislo (2010-08-11). "Bauer surprises sprinters in Provo". CyclingNews. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  6. ^ Laura Weislo (2011-08-12). "Van Garderen celebrates 23rd birthday in style with TT win". CyclingNews. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  7. ^ Laura Weislo (2011-08-13). "Acevedo aces Salt Lake City circuit". CyclingNews. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  8. ^ Laura Weislo (2011-08-14). "Leipheimer wins Tour of Utah". CyclingNews. Retrieved 2011-08-28.