Tour of Utah

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Tour of Utah
Tour of Utah.jpg
Official logo
Race details
Date August
Region Idaho
Utah
Wyoming
Local name(s) The Tour
Nickname(s) America's Toughest Stage Race
Discipline Road
Competition UCI America Tour (2.HC)
Type Multiday
Organiser Larry H. Miller Group of Companies
History
First edition 2004 (2004)
Editions 11 (as of 2015)
First winner  John Osguthorpe (USA)
Most wins  Levi Leipheimer (USA)
 Tom Danielson (USA)
(2 wins)
Most recent  Lachlan Morton (AUS)

The Tour of Utah, officially the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, is an annual multiday road cycling race; traversing the states of Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming.[note 1] Since the 2011 edition, the tour holds UCI classification (2.1). Between five and six UCI ProTeams compete annually. Due to its altitude, distance, and weather conditions, the tour is nicknamed: "America's Toughest Stage Race". 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.[1]

History[edit]

It began, in 2000, as an amateur race, the Thanksgiving Point Stage Race, and 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 investment firm — in 2007. The tour received UCI classification (2.2) in 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 (USNRA). After the 2010 edition, the Tour of Utah was placed in the UCI America Tour, and regained UCI classification (2.1).[2] 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 American.[3]

Classifications[edit]

Similar to the Tour de France, the race has six individual classifications:[4]

Results[edit]

General classification[edit]

Year Yellow jersey
2004  Johnathan Osguthorpe (USA) Ogden One
2005  Andrew Bajadali (USA) Vitamin Cottage
2006  Scott Moninger (USA) Priority Health
2007
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 (Australia) Jelly Belly–Maxxis

Sprints classification[edit]

Year White jersey
2004
2005  Charles Coyle (USA) Vitamin Cottage
2006  Sergey Lagutin (UZB) Navigators Insurance
2007
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

Youth classification[edit]

Year Blue jersey
2004
2005  Tyler Butterfield (BER) Vendee U
2006  Blake Caldwell (USA) TIAA–CREF
2007
2008  Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin–Chipotle–H30
2009  Alex Howes (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin
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

Mountains classification[edit]

Year Polka-dot jersey
2004
2005  Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Seasilver
2006  Neil Shirley (USA) KJZZ-Pro Composite
2007
2008  Glen Chadwick (NZL) Team Type 1–Sanofi
2009  Alex Howes (USA) Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin
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

Teams classification[edit]

Year Green jersey
2004
2005 Vitamin Cottage
2006 Navigators Insurance
2007
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

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "News shorts: UCI agrees to create global anti-doping tribunal". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Press release (2011-04-07). "All-Star Lineup of Professional Teams Announced for 2011 Tour of Utah". Tour of Utah. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Tour of Utah: About the Tour". 23 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Official race jerseys. Official Event Guide. Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. 2013. p. 19. 

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