SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – Two months after the completion of the 2012 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah professional stage race, event organizers confirmed that new records were set for economic impact, national audiences, and media coverage. A quantitative research study reveals that out-of-state spectators contributed as much as $14 million in direct economic […]
October 10, 2012 — Steve Miller, President of the Tour of Utah, confirmed today that next year’s Tour of Utah event would continue as a six-day, 2.1-rated UCI stage race. It will retain its position on the international cycling calendar during the first full week of August, Tuesday, August 6 to Sunday, August 11, 2013. […]
BMC Racing Team’s Johan Tschopp found himself with the biggest win of his professional career after he used an impressive solo attack in Little Cottonwood Canyon to not only win the Tour of Utah queen stage at Snowbird, but vault himself to the top of the overall standings. From there, he survived an incredible assault by defending champion Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) up the Empire Pass Road south of Park City and emerged as the champion.
Perhaps the only thing more exciting than the six days of racing the Tour of Utah provided in 2012 is the prospects of even more bicycle racing with the world’s best teams and cyclists spending a few more days pedaling around the Beehive State in 2013. It was a poorly-kept secret that the Tour of Utah had its collective eyes set on a possible extension of the race into the southern portion of the state. Steve Miller, CEO of the race, confirmed those rumors as he met with the cycling media as the 2012 version of the race came to a close.
By Steven Sheffield “Boring boring boring … Chaos! Chaos! Chaos!” This was how Competitive Cycling Racing Team director Gord Fraser described what can be a typical day in team car behind the professional peloton; especially on a long, hot, hilly day, like the first stage of the 2012 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, presented […]