Cadel Evans Wins Queen Stage of 2014 Tour of Utah at Snowbird; Danielson Stays in Yellow; Report, Results, Photos

The peloton hits the final switchback on the Big Mountain climb in stage 6 of the 2014 Tour of Utah. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com
The peloton hits the final switchback on the Big Mountain climb in stage 6 of the 2014 Tour of Utah. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com

By Jared Eborn

SNOWBIRD, Utah (August 9, 2014) – BMC Racing Team’s Cadel Evans (AUS) survived a long day in the breakaway and outsprinted challengers to snare victory on Saturday at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. The 2011 Tour de France champion broke free from a four-rider breakaway over the final kilometer to win Stage 6 presented by University of Utah Health Care in a time of 4 hours, 34 minutes and 31 seconds.

Evans was part of an early 15-rider lead group which was whittled down to just four riders as they hit the bottom of Little Cottonwood Canyon, the last of four categorized climbs on the 107.2-mile stage. American Joey Rosskopf of Hincapie Sportswear Development finished second, followed by Austrian national road race champion Riccardo Zoidl of Trek Factory Racing in third.

Cadel Evans winning and grinning on stage 6 of the 2014 Tour of Utah. Evans outsprinted his breakaway companions to win at Snowbird. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com
Cadel Evans winning and grinning on stage 6 of the 2014 Tour of Utah. Evans outsprinted his breakaway companions to win at Snowbird. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com

Despite Evans’ assault in the Wasatch Mountains, the leaders in the overall standings remained unchanged with one day remaining. Garmin-Sharp’s Tom Danielson (USA) retained his Larry H. Miller Dealerships leader’s jersey and his 57-second advantage over Lampre-Merida’s Chris Horner (USA). Ben Hermans (BEL) of BMC Racing Team remains in third on the General Classification, but lost time to fall 1:26 behind Danielson.

“My main goal was to come here and race hard. At the end of the day, I think we had a pretty good result out there. It was a premeditated plan today. It was a plan that was easy to make, but harder to execute. It was still not enough for me to make significant moves on the G.C., but it was enough to go for the stage win,” said Evans, a former world champion who is making his first appearance at the Tour of Utah this year. “We really like racing here (in Utah). It's in some ways more enjoyable for us to race here than some of the other bigger races because of the ambiance and so on. I think we'll certainly try to be part of the race again tomorrow.”

Chris Horner & his Lampre team climbing Big Mountain in stage 6 of the 2014 Tour of Utah. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com
Chris Horner and his Lampre team climbing Big Mountain in stage 6 of the 2014 Tour of Utah. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com

With his Stage 6 win, Evans moves from ninth to sixth in the G.C., 2:29 back. The G.C. saw American Matthew Busche of Trek Factory Racing move into the Top 10, 4:10 off the pace. Park City's Tanner Putt, the U.S. U23 national champion, is now 35th overall, two-time Giro d'Italia champion Ivan Basso (ITA) of Team Cannondale is in 39th position, and German Jens Voigt of Trek Factory sits in 42nd position overall.

The Tour of Utah’s “Queen Stage” lived up to its reputation as one of cycling’s most demanding days in the saddle, with 12,643 feet of climbing and four Ski Utah King of the Mountain climbs. Rosskopf not only finished second on the stage, he pedaled himself back into the Ski Utah King of the Mountain Jersey by crossing each of the four KOM points in first or second position.

“I was all in (for a stage win). I didn't really have the confidence, maybe, to give it 100 percent until two kilometers to go. I glanced back and I could see the next group coming up. We'd been out there all day, so might as well sprint and get third or fourth than get caught by however many were behind us,” stated Rosskopf, who won the Redlands Bicycle Classic in April. He was referring to a small group of riders who attacked on the Snowbird climb which included Wilco Kelderman (NED) of Belkin-Pro Racing (fourth on the stage and fifth on G.C.), Chris Horner (USA) of Trek Factory Racing (fifth on the stage and second on G.C.) and Tom Danielson (USA) of Team Garmin-Sharp (sixth on the stage and G.C. leader).

Where's my rider? Here's your feed bag! At the feed zone of stage 6 of the 2014 Tour of Utah. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com
Where's my rider? Here's your feed bag! At the feed zone of stage 6 of the 2014 Tour of Utah. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com

Utah's Robbie Squire (Jamis) is having a strong Tour of Utah. His 23rd place finish on Saturday moved Squire up to 20th overall, just 8:57 back.

Tanner Putt is riding well, too. The Park City product is 35th overall while little brother and Bissell Development teammate Chris is 64th.

Of 122 riders who started the 2014 Tour of Utah, only 99 remain.

For a fourth time, the Tour of Utah returns to Park City for the grand finale. Last year the decisive move for the Larry H. Miller Dealerships overall leader’s jersey was made on the final KOM over Empire Pass into downtown Park City. This 78-mile stage, first introduced in 2013, rolls out of Park City at 12:20 p.m. and through Kamas and Heber. The final climb up Empire Pass has become legendary for its average gradient of 10 percent, and sections that exceed 20 percent. Huge crowds are again expected on lower Main Street in Park City for the overall finish of the 2014 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah.

Video of the last 30 minutes (unfortunately a glitch at the end, but worth watching!)

Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah Award Jerseys

Larry H. Miller Dealerships Overall Leader – Tom Danielson (USA), Team Garmin-Sharp

 

Utah Sports Commission Sprint Leader – Jure Kocjan (SLO), Team SmartStop

 

Ski Utah King of the Mountain Leader – Joey Rosskopf (USA), Hincapie Sportswear Development

 

Subaru Best Young Rider – Clement Chevrier (FRA), Trek Factory Racing

 

Vivint Most Aggressive Rider – Lucas Euser (USA), UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling

 

America First Credit Union Fan Favorite – Tyler Wren (USA), Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home

 

Washakie Renewable Energy Best Team – Lampre-Merida

Stage 6 presented by University of Utah Health Care Top 10

The remainder of the peloton crosses the finish line at Snowbird in stage 6 of the 2014 Tour of Utah. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com
The remainder of the peloton crosses the finish line at Snowbird in stage 6 of the 2014 Tour of Utah. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com

 

1. EVANS Cadel (AUS), BMC RACING TEAM 4.34'31”

 

2. ROSSKOPF Joseph (USA), HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM +3″

 

3. ZOIDL Riccardo (AUT), TREK FACTORY RACING +7″

 

4. KELDERMAN Wilco (NED), BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM –

 

5. HORNER Chris (USA), LAMPRE-MERIDA +14″

 

6. DANIELSON Tom (USA), TEAM GARMIN-SHARP –

 

7. ANACONA GOMEZ Winner (COL), LAMPRE-MERIDA +19″

 

8. EUSER Lucas (USA), UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM + 35″

 

9. JONES Carter (USA), OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES –

 

10. HERMANS Ben (BEL), BMC RACING TEAM +43″

 

2014 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah overall leaders as of August 9

 

1. DANIELSON Tom TEAM GARMIN-SHARP 27.07:07″

 

2. HORNER Chris LAMPRE-MERIDA +57″

 

3. HERMANS Ben (BEL), BMC RACING TEAM +1:26

 

4. ANACONA GOMEZ Winner (COL), LAMPRE-MERIDA + 1'52”

 

5. KELDERMAN Wilco (NED), BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM + 2'00”

 

6. EVANS Cadel (AUS), BMC RACING TEAM + 2'29”

 

7. JONES Carter (USA), OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES + 2'52”

 

8. DINIZ CORREIA Alex (BRA), FUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS +3’28”

 

9. BENNETT George (NZL), CANNONDALE + 3’40″

 

10. BUSCHE Matthew (USA), TREK FACTORY RACING +4'10”

 

Stage 6 of the 2014 Tour of Utah – Complete results:

6 Stage
 America's Toughest Stage Race
 Organiser: Utah Cycling Partnership Inc.
 Stage: August 9, 2014
 Arrival classification: Stage 6 – SLC to Snowbird pb UofU Health Care
 Average speed of winner: 37.724 km/h<BR>23.441 mph
 Distance: 172,6km<BR>107,24m/(914,8km &#151  1087,4km)<BR>(568,43m &#151  675,67m)
 Time of winner: 4.34'31”
 Commencement: 10:50 AM
Position Rider Team Team Time Gap
1 21 EVANS Cadel BMC RACING TEAM BMC 4:34:31 0:00:00
2 132 ROSSKOPF Joseph HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 4:34:34 0:00:03
3 35 ZOIDL Riccardo TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 4:34:38 0:00:07
4 51 KELDERMAN Wilco BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 4:34:38
5 11 HORNER Christopher LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 4:34:45 0:00:14
6 1 DANIELSON Thomas TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS 4:34:45
7 12 ANACONA GOMEZ Winner LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 4:34:50 0:00:19
8 61 EUSER Lucas UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 4:35:06 0:00:35
9 91 JONES Carter OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES OPM 4:35:06
10 24 HERMANS Ben BMC RACING TEAM BMC 4:35:14 0:00:43
11 15 KOSHEVOY Ilia LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 4:35:20 0:00:49
12 31 BUSCHE Matthew TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 4:35:59 0:01:28
13 137 BUTLER Christopher HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 4:35:59
14 42 BENNETT  George CANNONDALE CAN 4:35:59
15 124 DINIZ CORREIA Alex FUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS FUN 4:36:06 0:01:35
16 22 BOOKWALTER Brent BMC RACING TEAM BMC 4:36:32 0:02:01
17 148 BRITTON Rob TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 4:36:33 0:02:02
18 74 NORRIS Lachlan DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING DPC 4:36:33
19 111 JARAMILLO DIEZ Daniel Alexander JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 4:36:33
20 101 TVETCOV Serghei JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS JBC 4:37:12 0:02:41
21 157 SWIRBUL Keegan * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 4:37:13 0:02:42
22 28 TEUNS Dylan * BMC RACING TEAM BMC 4:37:13
23 116 SQUIRE Robbie JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 4:37:18 0:02:47
24 36 CHEVRIER Clement * TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 4:38:22 0:03:51
25 71 CRAWFORD Jai DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING DPC 4:40:31 0:06:00
26 105 CARLSEN Kirk JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS JBC 4:41:36 0:07:05
27 125 NAZARET Magno Prado FUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS FUN 4:42:58 0:08:27
28 81 MEGIAS LEAL Javier TEAM NOVO NORDISK TNN 4:44:46 0:10:15
29 2 ACEVEDO CALLE  Janier Alexis TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS 4:44:52 0:10:21
30 155 ORAM James * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 4:45:45 0:11:14
31 133 CARPENTER Robin * HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 4:47:59 0:13:28
32 135 SMITH Dion * HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 4:47:59
33 113 JACQUES-MAYNES Ben JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 4:47:59
34 33 VOIGT Jens TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 4:49:39 0:15:08
35 4 GAIMON Phillip TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS 4:49:39
36 54 KEIZER Martijn BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 4:49:39
37 75 PHELAN Adam DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING DPC 4:50:16 0:15:45
38 41 BASSO Ivan CANNONDALE CAN 4:51:11 0:16:40
39 14 DODI Luca LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 4:52:20 0:17:49
40 47 WURF Cameron CANNONDALE CAN 4:52:39 0:18:08
41 145 MCCABE Travis TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 4:53:02 0:18:31
42 154 GEOGHEGAN HART Tao * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 4:54:07 0:19:36
43 146 BERRY Joshua TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 4:55:56 0:21:25
44 34 WATSON Calvin * TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 4:57:09 0:22:38
45 13 CONTI Valerio * LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 4:57:09
46 84 PLANET Charles * TEAM NOVO NORDISK TNN 4:57:09
47 44 MOHORIC  Matej * CANNONDALE CAN 4:57:09
48 126 PRESTES GARNERO Antonio Fernando FUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS FUN 4:57:09
49 25 SCHÄR Michael BMC RACING TEAM BMC 4:57:09
50 78 CANTY Brendan * DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING DPC 4:57:09
51 23 EIJSSEN Yannick BMC RACING TEAM BMC 4:57:09
52 46 SALERNO Cristiano CANNONDALE CAN 4:57:09
53 153 EATON Daniel * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 4:57:09
54 26 WYSS Danilo BMC RACING TEAM BMC 4:57:09
55 66 REIJNEN Kiel UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 4:57:09
56 67 DAY Benjamin UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 4:57:09
57 152 DANIEL Gregory * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 4:57:09
58 43 MARANGONI Alan CANNONDALE CAN 4:57:09
59 141 TORCKLER Michael TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 4:57:09
60 38 KIRSCH Alex * TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 4:57:09
61 114 ROMERO AMARAN Luis JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 4:57:09
62 32 ROULSTON Hayden TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 4:57:09
63 52 BOL Jetse BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 4:57:09
64 156 PUTT Chris * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 4:57:09
65 151 PUTT Tanner * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 4:57:09
66 134 SKUJINS Toms HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 4:57:09
67 138 SCHMALZ Joseph HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 4:57:09
68 117 COOKE Matt JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 4:57:09
69 158 ZEPUNTKE Ruben * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 4:57:09
70 18 WACKERMANN Luca * LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 4:57:53 0:23:22
71 65 LOUDER Jeffry UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 5:03:31 0:29:00
72 27 ZABEL Rick * BMC RACING TEAM BMC 5:03:31
73 115 WREN Tyler JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 5:03:31
74 57 VAN WINDEN Dennis BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 5:03:31
75 6 KING Benjamin TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS 5:03:31
76 56 WAGNER Robert BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 5:03:31
77 55 TJALLINGII Maarten BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 5:03:31
78 144 DE LUNA Flavio TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 5:03:31
79 77 SULZBERGER Wesley DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING DPC 5:03:31
80 17 VACCHER Andrea LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 5:03:31
81 108 DAVILA Luis Enrique * JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS JBC 5:03:31
82 143 KOCJAN Jure TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 5:03:31
83 142 KLINE Shane TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 5:03:31
84 118 LEECE Stephen JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 5:03:31
85 37 EASTMAN Ryan * TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 5:03:31
86 63 CLARKE Jonathan UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 5:03:31
87 68 SUMMERHILL Daniel UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 5:03:31
88 136 LEWIS Joseph HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 5:03:31
89 94 ANTHONY Jesse OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES OPM 5:03:31
90 62 BOLIVAR HERNANDEZ Isaac UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 5:03:31
91 92 CANDELARIO Alexander OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES OPM 5:03:31
92 123 NICACIO Pedro Autran Dourado Dutra FUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS FUN 5:03:31
93 7 MANNION Gavin TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS 5:03:31
94 106 RATHE Jacob JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS JBC 5:03:31
95 95 SOLADAY Thomas OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES OPM 5:03:31
96 131 CLARK  Oscar HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 5:03:31
97 5 HOWES Alex TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS 5:03:31
98 104 FRETER Johnathan * JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS JBC 5:03:37 0:29:06
99 72 HUCKER Robbie DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING DPC 5:09:48 0:35:17
Riders dropping out
3 DEKKER Thomas TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS
58 TUSVELD Martijn * BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL
93 FRIEDMAN Michael OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES OPM
96 YOUNG Eric OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES OPM
102 RODRIGUEZ Fred JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS JBC
147 KYER Julian TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC
 Number of not started: 0
 Number of starters: 105
 Number remaining: 99
 Riders after time limit: —
 Riders dropping out: 3, 58, 93, 96, 102, 147 (=6)
 Last calculated: 9-08, 16.17 (Mountain Daylight Time)
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