Tour of Utah

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Tour of Utah
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Race details
Date August
Region Utah, U.S.
Local name(s) Tour of Utah
Nickname(s) America's Toughest Stage Race
Type Stage Race
Organiser Larry H. Miller Group
History
First edition 2004 (2004)
Editions 9 (as of 2013)
First winner  John Osguthorp (United States)
Most wins  Levi Leipheimer (United States) (2 wins)
Most recent  Tom Danielson (United States)

The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is an American professional road bicycle racing stage race across the state of Utah. It began as a regional race, the Thanksgiving Point Stage Race, and became the Tour of Utah in 2004. The Tour of Utah takes riders over Utah's climbs and diverse terrain. It was founded and managed by a local family of cycling enthusiasts until 2007, when it was bought by the Larry H. Miller Group.

The tour was given a UCI classification after 2006, however, the 2007 edition was postponed due to lack of sponsorship. The 2008 and 2009 editions subsequently returned to United States National Racing Calendar. After the 2010 edition, the Tour of Utah was added to the UCI America Tour as a UCI classification 2.1 race, which permits UCI ProTeams to enter if they so choose.[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.

The race calls itself "America's Toughest Stage Race" due to its heat and altitude. In 2010, only 71 of the initial 140 riders finished the race. After the upgrade to UCI status attracted a stronger field, 88 of the initial 120 riders were able to finish in 2011.

Classifications and jerseys[edit]

General classification[edit]

The yellow jersey is awarded at the end of each stage to the rider with the shortest elapsed time overall.

General classification winners
Rider Team
2004 United States Osguthorpe, JohnJohn Osguthorpe (USA) Ogden One
2005 United States Bajadali, AndrewAndrew Bajadali (USA) Vitamin Cottage
2006 United States Moninger, ScottScott Moninger (USA) Health Net-Maxxis
2007 No race
2008 United States Louder, JeffJeff Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team
2009 Spain Mancebo, FranciscoFrancisco Mancebo (ESP) Rock Racing
2010 United States Leipheimer, LeviLevi Leipheimer (USA) Mellow Johnny's
2011 United States Leipheimer, LeviLevi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack
2012 Switzerland Tschopp, JohannJohann Tschopp (SUI) BMC Racing Team
2013 United States Danielson, TomTom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp

Sprints classification[edit]

The black jersey is awarded to the rider with the most sprint points.

Sprints classification winners
Rider Team
2005 United States Coyle, CharlesCharles Coyle (USA) Vitamin Cottage
2006 Uzbekistan Lagutin, SergeySergey Lagutin (UZB) Navigators Insurance
2007 No race
2008 United States White, BradleyBradley White (USA) SuccessfulLiving.com
2009 Canada Veilleux, DavidDavid Veilleux (CAN) Kelly Benefit Strategies
2010 Australia Tanner, DavidDavid Tanner (AUS) Fly V Australia
2011 New Zealand Van Uden, RomanRoman Van Uden (NZL) PureBlack Racing
2012 Australia Matthews, MichaelMichael Matthews (AUS) Rabobank
2013 Australia Matthews, MichaelMichael Matthews (AUS) Orica-GreenEDGE

Mountains classification[edit]

The white jersey is awarded to the rider who accumulates the most points at KOM (King of the Mountains) check-points throughout mountainous stages.

Mountains classification winners
Rider Team
2005 United States Swindlehurst, BurkeBurke Swindlehurst (USA) Seasilver
2006 United States Shirley, NeilNeil Shirley (USA) KJZZ-Pro Composite Team
2007 No race
2008 United States Chadwick, GlenGlen Chadwick (USA) Team Type 1
2009 United States Howes, AlexAlex Howes (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners
2010 Australia Crawford, JaiJai Crawford (AUS) Fly V Australia
2011 United States Leipheimer, LeviLevi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack
2012 United States Jacques-Maynes, BenBen Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell
2013 New Zealand Torckler, MichaelMichael Torckler (NZL) Bissell

Best Young Rider classification[edit]

The rider with the lowest cumulative time under the age of twenty-three is awarded with the blue jersey.

Young rider classification winners
Rider Team
2006 United States Caldwell, BlakeBlake Caldwell (USA) TIAA-CREF
2007 No race
2008 United States Stetina, PeterPeter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Chipotle-H30
2009 United States Howes, AlexAlex Howes (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners
2010 United States Boswell, IanIan Boswell (USA) Bissell
2011 Colombia Montoya, CristianCristian Montoya (COL) Gobernación de Antioquia-Indeportes Antioquia
2012 United States Dombrowski, JoeJoe Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager-Livestrong
2013 Australia Morton, LachlanLachlan Morton (AUS) Garmin-Sharp

Team classification[edit]

The team with the lowest cumulative time amongst the top three riders on that team.

Team classification winners
Year Team
2005 Vitamin Cottage
2006 Navigators Insurance
2007 Not held
2008 BMC Racing Team
2009 Rock Racing
2010 Fly V Australia
2011 Gobernación de Antioquia-Indeportes Antioquia
2012 RadioShack-Nissan
2013 RadioShack-Leopard

References[edit]

  1. ^ Press release (2011-04-07). "All-Star Lineup of Professional Teams Announced for 2011 Tour of Utah". Tour of Utah. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 

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