The cycling industry's leading component manufacturer will provide tech support for
“America's Toughest Stage Race”
SALT LAKE CITY – June 22, 2010 – Tour of Utah President, Steve Miller, today announced that Shimano will be the official technical support sponsor for the fourth edition of the 2010 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utahpresented by Zions Bank. The 2010 race is a USA Cycling-sanctioned pro race and will take place August 17-22 in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Park City, Thanksgiving Point, Mt. Nebo, Tooele, and Snowbird.
Shimano's U.S. office, based in Irvine, Calif., will provide mechanical support to all racers during the event's five stages and prologue, as well as showcasing their many new product lines to race fans at the Tour of Utah's official expo area. This will be the fourth year that Shimano has provided sponsorship to the Tour of Utah.
“We are once again pleased that Shimano has chosen to support our race,” said Miller. “Not only do they offer an invaluable service to our racers and their teams, but affiliation with the Shimano brand solidifies our standing as a serious and successful race on the U.S. circuit.”
As part of the technical support sponsorship package, Shimano will supply four USA Cycling-licensed mechanics and/or support personnel, along with a number of support vehicles and all necessary equipment and parts.
“The Tour of Utah is becoming an important race on the NRC calendar,” said Dave Arnauckas, Shimano's Multi-Service supervisor. “All the major continental teams will be there along with tons of fans, so we feel it's important to be there to support the race.”