Young Wins Stage 5 of 2014 Tour of Utah; Danielson Retains Overall Lead; Report, Results, Photos

Jens Voigt leading the charge of the breakaway down from Bald Mtn. Summit. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com
Jens Voigt leading the charge of the breakaway down from Bald Mtn. Summit. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com

By Jared Eborn

KAMAS, Utah (August 8, 2014) – The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah reached new heights during Stage 5 presented by Subaru. In the end, however, it was raw horsepower that proved to be the difference maker.

(For a full photo gallery, see http://www.cyclingutah.com/racing/road-racing/2014-tour-utah-stage-5-photo-gallery-cottonsoxphotography-com/ )

 

Eric Young (USA), Optum presented by Kelley Benefit Strategies surged past the field in Kamas to cap off a fast 101.4 miles which started in Evanston, Wyoming – the first time the Tour of Utah visited roads outside the Beehive State.

 

“It’s totally unbelievable for me personally and for the team as well,” Young said after covering the 101.3 mile course in just three hours, 49 minutes and 29 seconds. “It’s really nice. We brought some sprinters here and we wouldn’t be happy without a stage win. So to come away with this, we’re pretty happy.”

 

Jure Kocjan (SLO) of Team SmartStop p/b CyLance retained his Utah Sports Commission spring leader’s jersey by finishing second in Stage 5. UnitedHealthcare’s Kiel Reijnan was third.

 

Tom Danielson (USA) is still the overall race leader. The Garmin-Sharp leader finished safely in the bunch to not lose any time on his general classification competition.

 

The peloton chases the break down Bald Mountain Pass in stage 5 of the 2014 Tour of Utah. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com
The peloton chases the break down Bald Mountain Pass in stage 5 of the 2014 Tour of Utah. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com

After climbing the highest peak in Tour of Utah history, the 10,759-foot summit atop Bald Mountain Pass, the peloton began a long, fast descent to the Kamas Valley. This set the stage for a final 24.1 mile loop through the valley and the finish in downtown Kamas.

 

Young’s Optum team spent a lot of time on the front of the peloton to bring back a strong six-man breakaway that included pro tour favorites Jens Voigt (GER) of Trek Factory Racing and Brent Bookwalter (USA) of BMC Racing Team. The breakaway was caught shortly after exiting the tricky Democrat Alley dirt-road section a few miles away from the finish line.

 

Utah rider’s had an active day as Jeff Louder (UHC) was named the Most Aggressive Rider after spending most of the day in the breakway. Tanner Putt had a long solo attempt to bridge a long gap but was reeled back in but still finished strongly with a 12th place result for Bissell Development. Robbie Squire, Jamis-Hagens Berman, finished 30th. Chris Putt (Bissell) also rolled in with the peloton in 33rd.

 

“It’s always a treat to get to race at home in front of my family and on my home roads. There’s no reason to leave anything in the tank,” Louder said.  “There is definitely a home court advantage. Even on the stage today I could sit up and take a break and know when I could catch back on because I knew what was coming up.”

 

Louder said the long day in the breakaway was fun, but unfortunately wasn’t meant to be.

 

“I was willing myself to the line. The other five guys were really strong. I was a little surprised to get the jersey because the other guys were so strong,” he said. “We just didn’t have the horsepower to hold them off.”

 

A Hincapie Team rider giving the "low five" to the fans along the finish line. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com
A Hincapie Team rider giving the “low five” to the fans along the finish line. Photo by Dave Richards, daverphoto.com

 

 

Danielson said the pressure of defending his Tour of Utah title is beginning to mount.

 

“It’s been a lot different from day number one,” he said. “Having the number one on your jersey and admitting you have really good form really puts a lot of pressure on your team.”

 

Garmin-Sharp’s ability to handle that pressure will be put to test on Saturday’s Stage 6 presented by University of Utah Health Care.

 

The 2014 Tour of Utah “Queen Stage” not only covers new territory on the 107.2-mile route, but has added even more climbing this year. Close to 13,000 feet of elevation gain and four KOMs will make Stage 6 a true challenge. Salt Lake City will host the start for Stage 6 outside Rice-Eccles Stadium, the site of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and home for University of Utah football games. Riders will begin climbing almost immediately with the gradual ascent up Emigration Canyon, followed by the tougher climb on Big Mountain. The race will travel through rural Morgan and Summit counties before reaching the resort town of Park City and making the arduous ascent over Guardsman Pass, with an 11-percent gradient. Following a 14-mile descent through Big Cottonwood Canyon, the route concludes with the legendary six-mile climb into Little Cottonwood Canyon for the finish at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort.

 

Emigration Canyon eastbound in Salt Lake City will have a rolling closure from about 10:55 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Little Cottonwood Canyon, Highway 201, will close to motor vehicles for the race at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Tour of Utah Award Jerseys

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

Utah Sports Commission Sprint Leader Jersey – Jure Kocjan (SLO), Team SmartStop p/b CyLance

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

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

Vivint Most Aggressive Rider Jersey – Jeff Louder (USA), United HealthCare

America First Credit Union Fan Favorite Jersey – Dion Smith (NZL), Hincapie Sportswear Development

Washakie Renewable Energy Best Team – Lampre-Merida

 

Stage 4 presented by Workers Compensation Fund Top 10

1. YOUNG Eric (USA), OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES 3.49'29”

2. KOCJAN Jure (SLO), TEAM SMARTSTOP –

3. REIJNEN Kiel (USA), UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM –

4. WAGNER Robert (GER), BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM –

5. ZABEL Rick (GER), BMC RACING TEAM –

6. 24 BEL 19860608HERMANS Ben BMC RACING TEAM –

7. SMITH Dion (NZL), HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM –

8. KIRSCH Alex (LUX), TREK FACTORY RACING –

9. TVETCOV Serghei (ROU), JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS –

10. MARANGONI Alan (ITA), CANNONDALE –

 

 

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

1. DANIELSON Thomas TEAM GARMIN-SHARP 22.32'22”

2. HORNER Christopher LAMPRE-MERIDA +57″

3. HERMANS Ben (BEL), BMC RACING TEAM –

4. ANACONA GOMEZ Winner (COL), LAMPRE-MERIDA + 1'47”

5. KELDERMAN Wilco (NED), BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM + 2'07”

6. DINIZ CORREIA Alex (BRA), FUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS –

7. BENNETT George (NZL), CANNONDALE + 2'26”

8. JONES Carter  (USA),OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFITSTRATEGIES + 2'31”

9. EVANS Cadel (AUS), BMC RACING TEAM + 2'43”

10. NORRIS Lachlan (AUS), DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING +2'51”

 Complete Results

5 Stage
 America's Toughest Stage Race
 Organiser: Utah Cycling Partnership Inc.
 Stage: August 8, 2014
 Arrival classification: Stage 5 – Evanston to Kamas pb Subaru
 Average speed of winner: 42.644 km/h<BR>26.498 mph
 Distance: 163,1km<BR>101,34m/(751,7km &#151  568,43m)
 Time of winner: 3.49'29”
 Commencement: 11:20 AM
Position Rider Team Team Time Gap Bonuses
1 96 YOUNG Eric OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES OPM 3:49:29 0:00:00 10
2 143 KOCJAN Jure TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 3:49:29 0:00:00 6
3 66 REIJNEN Kiel UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 3:49:29 0:00:00 4
4 56 WAGNER Robert BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 3:49:29 0:00:00
5 27 ZABEL Rick * BMC RACING TEAM BMC 3:49:29 0:00:00
6 24 HERMANS Ben BMC RACING TEAM BMC 3:49:29 0:00:00
7 135 SMITH Dion * HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 3:49:29 0:00:00
8 38 KIRSCH Alex * TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 3:49:29 0:00:00
9 101 TVETCOV Serghei JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS JBC 3:49:29 0:00:00
10 43 MARANGONI Alan CANNONDALE CAN 3:49:29 0:00:00
11 136 LEWIS Joseph HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 3:49:29 0:00:00
12 151 PUTT Tanner * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 3:49:29 0:00:00
13 11 HORNER Christopher LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 3:49:29 0:00:00
14 47 WURF Cameron CANNONDALE CAN 3:49:29 0:00:00
15 31 BUSCHE Matthew TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 3:49:29 0:00:00
16 91 JONES Carter OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES OPM 3:49:29 0:00:00
17 145 MCCABE Travis TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 3:49:29 0:00:00
18 75 PHELAN Adam DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING DPC 3:49:29 0:00:00
19 113 JACQUES-MAYNES Ben JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 3:49:29 0:00:00
20 132 ROSSKOPF Joseph HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 3:49:29 0:00:00
21 77 SULZBERGER Wesley DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING DPC 3:49:29 0:00:00
22 51 KELDERMAN Wilco BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 3:49:29 0:00:00
23 158 ZEPUNTKE Ruben * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 3:49:29 0:00:00
24 42 BENNETT  George CANNONDALE CAN 3:49:29 0:00:00
25 124 DINIZ CORREIA Alex FUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS FUN 3:49:29 0:00:00
26 26 WYSS Danilo BMC RACING TEAM BMC 3:49:29 0:00:00
27 21 EVANS Cadel BMC RACING TEAM BMC 3:49:29 0:00:00
28 111 JARAMILLO DIEZ Daniel Alexander JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 3:49:29 0:00:00
29 71 CRAWFORD Jai DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING DPC 3:49:29 0:00:00
30 116 SQUIRE Robbie JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 3:49:29 0:00:00
31 36 CHEVRIER Clement * TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 3:49:29 0:00:00
32 155 ORAM James * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 3:49:29 0:00:00
33 156 PUTT Chris * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 3:49:29 0:00:00
34 74 NORRIS Lachlan DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING DPC 3:49:29 0:00:00
35 1 DANIELSON Thomas TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS 3:49:29 0:00:00
36 61 EUSER Lucas UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 3:49:29 0:00:00
37 133 CARPENTER Robin * HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 3:49:29 0:00:00 3
38 137 BUTLER Christopher HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 3:49:29 0:00:00
39 32 ROULSTON Hayden TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 3:49:29 0:00:00
40 12 ANACONA GOMEZ Winner LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 3:49:29 0:00:00
41 28 TEUNS Dylan * BMC RACING TEAM BMC 3:49:29 0:00:00
42 146 BERRY Joshua TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 3:49:29 0:00:00
43 6 KING Benjamin TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS 3:49:29 0:00:00
44 106 RATHE Jacob JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS JBC 3:49:29 0:00:00
45 134 SKUJINS Toms HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 3:49:29 0:00:00
46 148 BRITTON Rob TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 3:49:29 0:00:00
47 154 GEOGHEGAN HART Tao * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 3:49:29 0:00:00
48 25 SCHÄR Michael BMC RACING TEAM BMC 3:49:29 0:00:00
49 58 TUSVELD Martijn * BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 3:49:29 0:00:00
50 15 KOSHEVOY Ilia LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 3:49:45 0:00:16
51 142 KLINE Shane TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 3:49:49 0:00:20
52 138 SCHMALZ Joseph HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 3:49:49
53 92 CANDELARIO Alexander OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES OPM 3:49:49
54 153 EATON Daniel * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 3:49:52 0:00:23
55 114 ROMERO AMARAN Luis JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 3:49:56 0:00:27
56 78 CANTY Brendan * DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING DPC 3:49:57 0:00:28
57 68 SUMMERHILL Daniel UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 3:50:01 0:00:32
58 37 EASTMAN Ryan * TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 3:50:05 0:00:36
59 34 WATSON Calvin * TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 3:50:05
60 126 PRESTES GARNERO Antonio Fernando FUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS FUN 3:50:08 0:00:39
61 35 ZOIDL Riccardo TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 3:50:08
62 54 KEIZER Martijn BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 3:50:10 0:00:41
63 57 VAN WINDEN Dennis BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 3:50:10
64 14 DODI Luca LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 3:50:10
65 102 RODRIGUEZ Fred JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS JBC 3:50:15 0:00:46
66 125 NAZARET Magno Prado FUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS FUN 3:50:16 0:00:47
67 115 WREN Tyler JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 3:50:16
68 84 PLANET Charles * TEAM NOVO NORDISK TNN 3:50:16
69 44 MOHORIC  Matej * CANNONDALE CAN 3:50:16
70 41 BASSO Ivan CANNONDALE CAN 3:50:16
71 157 SWIRBUL Keegan * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 3:50:16
72 72 HUCKER Robbie DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING DPC 3:50:16
73 46 SALERNO Cristiano CANNONDALE CAN 3:50:16
74 2 ACEVEDO CALLE  Janier Alexis TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS 3:50:19 0:00:50
75 118 LEECE Stephen JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 3:50:35 0:01:06
76 108 DAVILA Luis Enrique * JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS JBC 3:50:35
77 4 GAIMON Phillip TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS 3:50:54 0:01:25
78 23 EIJSSEN Yannick BMC RACING TEAM BMC 3:50:59 0:01:30
79 3 DEKKER Thomas TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS 3:50:59
80 65 LOUDER Jeffry UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 3:50:59 1
81 62 BOLIVAR HERNANDEZ Isaac UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 3:50:59
82 13 CONTI Valerio * LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 3:50:59
83 17 VACCHER Andrea LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 3:51:03 0:01:34
84 5 HOWES Alex TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS 3:49:29 0:00:00
85 63 CLARKE Jonathan UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 3:51:20 0:01:51
86 131 CLARK  Oscar HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAM HSD 3:51:20 3
87 67 DAY Benjamin UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM UHC 3:51:24 0:01:55
88 7 MANNION Gavin TEAM GARMIN-SHARP GRS 3:51:40 0:02:11
89 18 WACKERMANN Luca * LAMPRE-MERIDA LAM 3:52:03 0:02:34
90 104 FRETER Johnathan * JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS JBC 3:52:06 0:02:37
91 55 TJALLINGII Maarten BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 3:49:29 0:00:00
92 105 CARLSEN Kirk JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS JBC 3:52:19 0:02:50
93 144 DE LUNA Flavio TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 3:52:19
94 33 VOIGT Jens TREK FACTORY RACING TFR 3:52:19
95 22 BOOKWALTER Brent BMC RACING TEAM BMC 3:52:19 5
96 123 NICACIO Pedro Autran Dourado Dutra FUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS FUN 3:52:22 0:02:53
97 152 DANIEL Gregory * BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAM BDT 3:52:46 0:03:17
98 52 BOL Jetse BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL 3:53:25 0:03:56
99 81 MEGIAS LEAL Javier TEAM NOVO NORDISK TNN 3:55:14 0:05:45
100 95 SOLADAY Thomas OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES OPM 3:55:26 0:05:57
101 141 TORCKLER Michael TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 3:58:23 0:08:54
102 93 FRIEDMAN Michael OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES OPM 3:58:23
103 94 ANTHONY Jesse OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES OPM 3:59:44 0:10:15
104 147 KYER Julian TEAM SMARTSTOP SSC 3:59:44
105 117 COOKE Matt JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH 3:59:44
 Riders dropping out
53 HOFLAND Moreno BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM BEL
82 LOZANO RIBA David TEAM NOVO NORDISK TNN
112 OBANDO BRENES Gregory JAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOME JSH
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