Tour of Utah 2013 Champion Danielson Returns to Leaders Jersey with Win at Powder Mountain; Report, Results, Photos

Tom Danielson soloed away to victory for his first mountain top stage win at Powder Mountain in Stage 4 of the 2014 Tour of Utah. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com
Tom Danielson soloed away to victory for his first mountain top stage win at Powder Mountain in Stage 4 of the 2014 Tour of Utah. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com

POWDER MOUNTAIN – Defending Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah champion Tom Danielson (USA) of Team Garmin-Sharp powered away from an elite group of riders to win Stage 4 presented by Workers Compensation Fund on Thursday. Danielson soloed to victory on the final epic climb of Powder Mountain in the final three kilometers to finish with a time of 4 hours, 18 minutes and 53 seconds.

(photos to follow)

The American broke away from Lampre-Merida’s Chris Horner (USA), who had battled last year on the slopes of Little Cottonwood Canyon, with three kilometers to go on the climb. The stage win for Danielson put him in the Larry H. Miller Dealerships overall leader’s jersey, with a 57-second advantage on the General Classification over Horner. BMC Racing Team’s Ben Hermans (Belgium) finished second on the stage, with Horner on his wheel for third.

“Winning a stage like that after your teammates gut themselves for you like that, there’s no better feeling in the world. We were under a lot of pressure. We have a young team here and lot of guys who just came here from the Tour. The team really stepped up today,” Danielson said after donning the race leader’s jersey. “Hats off to the Tour of Utah for putting together a really complex stage, and throwing a lot at us.”

The peloton climbs North Ogden pass for the first of two ascents on stage 4 of the 2014 Tour of Utah. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com
The peloton climbs North Ogden pass for the first of two ascents on stage 4 of the 2014 Tour of Utah. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com

As expected, the first mountain-top finish of the 2014 Tour of Utah brought chaos to the overall standings. Jure Kocjan (SLO), Team SmartStop, who wore the Larry H. Miller Dealerships leader’s jersey for two stages, dropped to 41st on G.C., more than 24 minutes off the lead. Michael Schär (SUI), BMC Racing Team, dropped from second to 19th and previous third-place rider Serghei Tvetcov (ROU), Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis, moved to 14th on G.C.  2011 Tour de France champion Cadel Evans (AUS) of BMC Racing Team slipped to 9th on G.C., 2:43 off the pace.

Starting in downtown Ogden, Stage 4 presented by Workers Compensation Fund passed the North Ogden Divide twice and mixed in a few loops around Pineview Reservoir. The 104.7-mile course concluded with a climb upward to Powder Mountain’s 8,156-foot finish line.

Robbie Husker of the Drapac team suffering on the climb to North Ogden Pass in stage 4 of the 2014 Tour of Utah. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com
Robbie Husker of the Drapac team suffering on the climb to North Ogden Pass in stage 4 of the 2014 Tour of Utah. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com

Bissell Development Team rider Tanner Putt, from Park City, lost his spot in the Top 10 and his Subaru Best Young Rider jersey despite a fairly strong ride when he finishing 16:15 back and in 34th place overall. The Subaru Best Young Rider jersey will be worn on Friday by Clement Chevrier (FRA) of Trek Factory Racing.

In a daily online fan voting competition, Utah’s Robbie Squire (Jamis-Hagens Berman) was named the ‘Best Domestique’ in the field. Squire finished 26th on Thursday, 6:24 behind Danielson.

Putt’s younger brother, Chris, finished 24:49 back with Jeff Louder (UHC) who threw an attack at the field just before ascending the North Ogden Divide for the second time.

The Tour of Utah next will take riders outside the state boundaries for the first time in race history for Stage 5 presented by Subaru. Evanston, Wyoming will host the stage start for 101.4 miles, cresting the lone Ski Utah King of the Mountain point atop Bald Mountain Pass. The 10,759-foot summit is the highest point for the Tour. Following Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (State Road 150), the race will finish in Kamas, after a loop in the Kamas Valley.

The peloton rolls through Eden, Utah during stage 4 of hte 2014 Tour of Utah. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com
The peloton rolls through Eden, Utah during stage 4 of hte 2014 Tour of Utah. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com

Tour of Utah Award Jerseys

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

Utah Sports Commission Sprint Leader – Moreno Hofland (NED), Belkin-Pro Cycling

Ski Utah King of the Mountain Leader – Robin Carpenter (USA), Hincapie Sportswear Development

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

Vivint Most Aggressive Rider – Alex Diniz (BRA), Funvic Brasilinvest-Sao Jose Dos Campos

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

Washakie Renewable Energy Best Team – Lampre-Merida

Stage 4 presented by Workers Compensation Fund Top 10

Tom Danielson (USA), Garmin-Sharp, 4:18:53

Ben Hermans (BEL), BMC Racing Team, +0:57

Chris Horner (USA), Lampre-Merida, –

Winner Anacona (COL), Lampre-Merida, +1:47

Alex Diniz (BRA), Funvic Brasilinvest-Sao Jose Dos Campos, +2:07

Wilco Kelderman (NED), Belkin-Pro Cycling, –

George Bennett (NZL), Cannondale Pro Cycling, +2:26

Carter Jones (USA), Optum p/b/ Kelly Benefit Strategies, +2:31

Cadel Evans (AUS), BMC Racing Team, +2:48

Lachlan Norris (AUS), Drapac Professional Cycling, +2:51

2014 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah overall leaders as of August 7

Tom Danielson (USA), Garmin-Sharp, 18:42:53

Ben Hermans (BEL), BMC Racing Team, +0:57

Chris Horner (USA), Lampre-Merida, –

Winner Anacona (COL), Lampre-Merida, +1:47

Alex Diniz (BRA), Funvic Brasilinvest-Sao Jose Dos Campos, +2:07

Wilco Kelderman (NED), Belkin-Pro Cycling, –

George Bennett (NZL), Cannondale Pro Cycling, +2:26

Carter Jones (USA), Optum p/b/ Kelly Benefit Strategies, +2:31

Cadel Evans (AUS), BMC Racing Team, +2:43

Lachlan Norris (AUS), Drapac Professional Cycling, +2:51

Complete Results:

4 Stage
 America's Toughest Stage Race
 Organiser: Utah Cycling Partnership Inc.
 Stage: August 7, 2014
 Arrival classification: Stage 4 – Ogden to Powder Mountain pb WCF
 Average speed of winner: 39.052 km/h<BR>24.266 mph
 Distance: 168,5km<BR>104,7m/(583,2km &#151  751,7km)<BR>(362,38m &#151
 Time of winner: 4.18'53”
 Commencement: 11:10 AM
Position Rider Team Team Time Gap
1 1 DANIELSON Thomas TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS 4:18:53 0:00:00
2 24 HERMANS Ben BMC RACING TEAM BMC 4:19:50 0:00:57
3 11 HORNER Christopher LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 4:19:50
4 12 ANACONA GOMEZ Winner LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 4:20:40 0:01:47
5 124 DINIZ CORREIA Alex FUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS FUN 4:21:00 0:02:07
6 51 KELDERMAN Wilco BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 4:21:00
7 42 BENNETT  George CANNONDALE CAN 4:21:19 0:02:26
8 91 JONES Carter OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES OPM 4:21:24 0:02:31
9 21 EVANS Cadel BMC RACING TEAM BMC 4:21:41 0:02:48
10 74 NORRIS Lachlan DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING DPC 4:21:44 0:02:51
11 31 BUSCHE Matthew TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 4:21:49 0:02:56
12 137 BUTLER Christopher HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 4:21:56 0:03:03
13 148 BRITTON Rob TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 4:22:31 0:03:38
14 61 EUSER Lucas UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 4:23:04 0:04:11
15 111 JARAMILLO DIEZ Daniel Alexander JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 4:23:09 0:04:16
16 101 TVETCOV Serghei JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS JBC 4:23:12 0:04:19
17 36 CHEVRIER Clement * TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 4:23:37 0:04:44
18 135 SMITH Dion * HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 4:24:19 0:05:26
19 157 SWIRBUL Keegan * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 4:24:30 0:05:37
20 71 CRAWFORD Jai DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING DPC 4:24:38 0:05:45
21 15 KOSHEVOY Ilia LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 4:24:43 0:05:50
22 25 SCHÄR Michael BMC RACING TEAM BMC 4:24:43
23 155 ORAM James * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 4:24:46 0:05:53
24 5 HOWES Alex TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS 4:24:48 0:05:55
25 116 SQUIRE Robbie JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 4:25:17 0:06:24
26 132 ROSSKOPF Joseph HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 4:25:32 0:06:39
27 28 TEUNS Dylan * BMC RACING TEAM BMC 4:26:08 0:07:15
28 33 VOIGT Jens TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 4:26:46 0:07:53
29 47 WURF Cameron CANNONDALE CAN 4:29:58 0:11:05
30 4 GAIMON Phillip TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS 4:31:56 0:13:03
31 22 BOOKWALTER Brent BMC RACING TEAM BMC 4:31:56
32 131 CLARK  Oscar HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 4:31:56
33 34 WATSON Calvin * TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 4:32:12 0:13:19
34 146 BERRY Joshua TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 4:32:33 0:13:40
35 158 ZEPUNTKE Ruben * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 4:32:43 0:13:50
36 141 TORCKLER Michael TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 4:33:13 0:14:20
37 78 CANTY Brendan * DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING DPC 4:33:35 0:14:42
38 133 CARPENTER Robin * HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 4:33:49 0:14:56
39 58 TUSVELD Martijn * BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 4:33:49
40 35 ZOIDL Riccardo TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 4:34:02 0:15:09
41 26 WYSS Danilo BMC RACING TEAM BMC 4:34:46 0:15:53
42 27 ZABEL Rick * BMC RACING TEAM BMC 4:34:46
43 66 REIJNEN Kiel UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 4:35:13 0:16:20
44 151 PUTT Tanner * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 4:35:13
45 13 CONTI Valerio * LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 4:35:45 0:16:52
46 123 NICACIO Pedro Autran Dourado Dutra FUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS FUN 4:35:45
47 125 NAZARET Magno Prado FUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS FUN 4:36:49 0:17:56
48 105 CARLSEN Kirk JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS JBC 4:37:47 0:18:54
49 112 OBANDO BRENES Gregory JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 4:37:47
50 117 COOKE Matt JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 4:39:03 0:20:10
51 134 SKUJINS Toms HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 4:40:16 0:21:23
52 138 SCHMALZ Joseph HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 4:40:16
53 94 ANTHONY Jesse OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES OPM 4:40:16
54 145 MCCABE Travis TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 4:40:16
55 75 PHELAN Adam DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING DPC 4:40:16
56 7 MANNION Gavin TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS 4:40:16
57 154 GEOGHEGAN HART Tao * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 4:40:16
58 18 WACKERMANN Luca * LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 4:41:20 0:22:27
59 14 DODI Luca LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 4:41:55 0:23:02
60 108 DAVILA Luis Enrique * JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS JBC 4:41:55
61 54 KEIZER Martijn BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 4:41:58 0:23:05
62 23 EIJSSEN Yannick BMC RACING TEAM BMC 4:43:42 0:24:49
63 6 KING Benjamin TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS 4:43:42
64 57 VAN WINDEN Dennis BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 4:43:42
65 84 PLANET Charles * TEAM NOVO NORDISK TNN 4:43:42
66 44 MOHORIC  Matej * CANNONDALE CAN 4:43:42
67 56 WAGNER Robert BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 4:43:42
68 3 DEKKER Thomas TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS 4:43:42
69 41 BASSO Ivan CANNONDALE CAN 4:43:42
70 118 LEECE Stephen JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 4:43:42
71 2 ACEVEDO CALLE  Janier Alexis TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS 4:43:42
72 46 SALERNO Cristiano CANNONDALE CAN 4:43:42
73 115 WREN Tyler JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 4:43:42
74 43 MARANGONI Alan CANNONDALE CAN 4:43:42
75 53 HOFLAND Moreno BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 4:43:42
76 126 PRESTES GARNERO Antonio Fernando FUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS FUN 4:43:42
77 152 DANIEL Gregory * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 4:43:42
78 93 FRIEDMAN Michael OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES OPM 4:43:42
79 81 MEGIAS LEAL Javier TEAM NOVO NORDISK TNN 4:43:42
80 102 RODRIGUEZ Fred JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS JBC 4:43:42
81 82 LOZANO RIBA David TEAM NOVO NORDISK TNN 4:43:42
82 113 JACQUES-MAYNES Ben JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 4:43:42
83 55 TJALLINGII Maarten BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 4:43:42
84 144 DE LUNA Flavio TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 4:43:42
85 142 KLINE Shane TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 4:43:42
86 143 KOCJAN Jure TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 4:43:42
87 52 BOL Jetse BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 4:43:42
88 67 DAY Benjamin UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 4:43:42
89 114 ROMERO AMARAN Luis JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 4:43:42
90 17 VACCHER Andrea LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 4:43:42
91 92 CANDELARIO Alexander OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES OPM 4:43:42
92 106 RATHE Jacob JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS JBC 4:43:42
93 95 SOLADAY Thomas OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES OPM 4:43:42
94 153 EATON Daniel * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 4:43:42
95 77 SULZBERGER Wesley DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING DPC 4:43:42
96 147 KYER Julian TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 4:43:42
97 136 LEWIS Joseph HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 4:43:42
98 37 EASTMAN Ryan * TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 4:43:42
99 63 CLARKE Jonathan UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 4:43:42
100 32 ROULSTON Hayden TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 4:43:42
101 96 YOUNG Eric OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES OPM 4:43:42
102 156 PUTT Chris * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 4:43:42
103 65 LOUDER Jeffry UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 4:43:42
104 68 SUMMERHILL Daniel UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 4:43:42
105 104 FRETER Johnathan * JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS JBC 4:43:42
106 72 HUCKER Robbie DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING DPC 4:43:42
107 38 KIRSCH Alex * TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 4:44:44 0:25:51
108 62 BOLIVAR HERNANDEZ Isaac UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 4:46:16 0:27:23
 Riders dropping out
64 HANSON Ken UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC
83 HENTTALA Joonas TEAM NOVO NORDISK TNN
98 HUFF Charles Bradley OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES OPM
121 ALMEIDA Andre * FUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS FUN
 The following competitors were signed out from the race:
UCI Code Team Team Reason
16 ITA19890616 LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM Disqualified
45 SVK19881223 CANNONDALE CAN Disqualified
73 AUS19830304 DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING DPC Disqualified
 Number of not started: 3
 Number of starters: 112
 Number remaining: 108
 Riders after time limit: —
 Riders dropping out: 64, 83, 98, 121
 Last calculated: 7-08, 16.34 (Mountain Daylight Time)
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