Reijnen Wins Stage 1 of the 2015 Tour of Utah in 5-Up Sprint – Results, Report, Photos

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Reijnen Sprints to Win in Stage 1 of the 2015 Tour of Utah

The peloton in stage 1 of the 2015 Tour of Utah. Photo by daverphoto.com
The peloton in stage 1 of the 2015 Tour of Utah. Photo by daverphoto.com
The jersey awards after stage 1 of the 2015 Tour of Utah. Photo by daverphoto.com
The jersey awards after stage 1 of the 2015 Tour of Utah. Photo by daverphoto.com
Keil Reijnen (UHC) sprints for the win on Stage 1, 2015 Tour of Utah, daverphoto.com
Keil Reijnen (UHC) sprints for the win on Stage 1, 2015 Tour of Utah, daverphoto.com
Tanner Putt (UHC) leading the charge chasing down the break, Stage 1, 2015 Tour of Utah, daverphoto.com
Tanner Putt (UHC) leading the charge chasing down the break, Stage 1, 2015 Tour of Utah, daverphoto.com
Johann van Zyl charging through,  Stage 1, 2015 Tour of Utah, daverphoto.com
Johann van Zyl charging through, Stage 1, 2015 Tour of Utah, daverphoto.com

August 3, 2015 – Logan, Utah –

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team's Kiel Reijnen (USA) sprinted to victory in front of a fast-charging peloton to take the overall lead at the 2015 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Reijnen outkicked his breakaway companions, Alex Howes (USA) of Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling and Taylor Phinney (USA) of the BMC Racing Team, who finished second and third respectively, at the Stage 1 presented by Smith's finish in Logan.

Stage 1 presented by Smith's began in Logan amid wet conditions and covered 132.1 miles, the longest opening day in the 11-year Tour of Utah history, with 6,553 feet of elevation gain.  The Tour of Utah began today with 121 riders, representing 24 countries, on a 712-mile journey across Utah and Idaho for seven days of racing, August 3-9. Upgraded to a 2.HC sanctioned stage race by the international governing body of cycling, Union Cyclist Internationale (UCI), the 2015 Tour of Utah  offers a total of 51,442 feet of elevation gain for the week.

“My wife always tells me to race with my heart and I think it's something that's really hard to do often. It's really easy to put yourself in a box, to say, okay this race suits me or it doesn't, and almost pre-determine the race before it happens,” Reijnen said. “I think it’s what makes the sport great and if you don't race with your heart, then what's the point? It's been a long season. It's been less fruitful than last year for me, so it's nice to get a win.”

Wily riders Reijnen, Howes and Phinney took advantage of the terrain in the finishing circuits to connect to the dwindling early breakaway in the final four miles.

“I felt pretty terrible with 15 kilometers to go, I was shivering for an hour. Then I took my jacket off and went back to the car and [BMC Racing Team DS] Jackson [Stewart] told me the time gap. I just put it together that the sprinters team were working really hard and that with the wet, and also the tiny little climb on the circuit, it could be a good opportunity to go for it,”explained Phinney who was sidelined 62 weeks since fracturing his left leg and injuring his left knee in a crash in May of 2014 at the USA Cycling national road championships in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Phinney flashed back to his commentating days last summer when he saw Howes and Reijnen attack. “Watching those two, who are really close friends of mine, go up the road and I was just remembering how deeply I wanted to be part of that. So I watched those guys go and I was like ‘I'm not going to let you guys go without me this time.’I had to make a little bit of a bridge to get up there.”

The riders climbed Logan Canyon for the first Utah Office of Tourism King of the Mountain climb at 7,799 feet before descending into Garden City. The race rolled through Idaho for the first time around the north side of Bear Lake before returning through Garden City and Logan Canyon, for the second KOM of the day. The stage concluded with two circuits in downtown Logan, on the same course that featured the Women’s Edition: Criterium Classic a few hours earlier.

Seven riders escaped in the early miles of the stage and established a 14 minute lead over the peloton at one point during the stage. The breakaway consisted of Johan Van Zyl (South Africa) of MTN-Qhubeka pb Samsung, Carlos Ramirez (Colombia) ofTeam Colombia, Joe Schmalz (USA) of Hincapie Racing, Emerson Oronte (USA) of Team SmartStop, Greg Daniel (USA) of Axeon Cycling, David Williams (USA) of Jamis Hagens-Berman p/b Sutter Home and Josh Berry (Australia) of  Team Budget Forklifts.

The breakaway riders worked together to push their gap to almost 15 minutes in the rain as the temperatures plummeted to 58 degrees. Behind, a combination of general classification and sprinters teams, such as Drapac Professional Cycling, Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling, UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team and Airgas Safeway Cycling Team, led the chase at the front of the field.

The gap was down to six minutes by the time the breakaway riders rounded Bear Lake to start the climb up Logan Canyon for the second time. Three riders fell off the pace, leaving Daniel, Van Zyl and Oronte to continue to battle at the front. The trio hit speeds of 45 mph on their descent on the wet roads heading back to Logan and the finishing circuits.

More teams, including Bardiani-CSF and Team Colombia followed by BMC Racing Team, UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team and Drapac Professional Cycling added riders in the rotation, reducing the gap to three minutes with 11 miles to go.

Facing a headwind on a descending false flat, the trio of escapees were still working together, and trying to hold everyone off with less than eight miles to go. Oronte was dropped two miles later. Van Zyl and Daniel held a gap of 25 seconds as they entered the first of two finishing circuits. Sensing a possible bunch sprint, sprinters teams manned the front of the field but three savvy riders jumped away.

Initially, Reijnen, Howes and then Phinney bridged across to the duo and immediately went to the front to set a fast pace. Though only 10 seconds separated the five riders from the charging field on the bell lap, it was enough for the break to make it to the line. Reijnen came around Phinney, who led from the last corner, in the final 500 meters for the win.  Howes, Phinney, Daniel, and Van Zyl made up the top five, staying just ahead of the charging field. For Daniel and Van Zyl, the high placings were at some reward for being in the break all day.

Reijnen added, “When Taylor came across on the downhill, the peloton is not going to make any gains on us with him there, and with Alex and I on the kicker, it looked pretty good.”

“I didn't play the sprint so well. I had a little bit of a gap coming out of the last corner. I just hit it. I don't know, just a bit nervous I guess,”Phinney continued.

Eric Young (USA) of Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies took the field sprint for sixth place, crossing the line four seconds later.

Daniel took the points for the two Utah Office of Tourism King of the Mountain climbs and will wear the KOM jersey on Tuesday. Van Zyl was awarded the Vivint Most Aggressive Rider jersey and fans have chosen Utah’s Tanner Putt (USA) of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team as the America First Credit Union Fan Favorite.

Utah riders Tanner Putt, Chris Putt, and Robbie Squire finished safely in the main pack.

Stage 2 presented by Workers Compensation Fund will see the Tour start for the first time in Tremonton. The 100.3-mile stage 2 will start at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4. Racers will enjoy the wide, rural roads of Box Elder County, including the famous Fruit Highway (Hwy 89). Rolling along the Wasatch Front through Honeyville, Brigham City, Perry and Willard, the race will then enter Weber County and the city of Ogden. Unlike the relatively gentle slopes found earlier, this part of Stage 2 features a 10 percent average gradient as riders circle around Pineview Reservoir and tackle North Ogden Divide. Then comes the rapid descent back toward downtown Ogden. Fans will witness three laps around a 2.28-mile circuit with a thrilling finish on historic 25th Street.

 

2015 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah Award Jerseys

  • Larry H. Miller Dealerships Leader – Kiel Reijnen (USA), UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
  • Utah Sports Commission Sprint Leader – Kiel Reijnen (USA), UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
  • Utah Office of Tourism King of the Mountain Leader – Greg Daniel (USA), Axeon Cycling Team
  • Subaru Best Young Rider – Greg Daniel (USA), Axeon Cycling Team
  • Vivint Most Aggressive Rider – Johan Van Zyl (South Africa), MTN-Qhubeka pb Samsung
  • America First Credit Union Fan Favorite – Tanner Putt (USA), UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
  • Washakie Renewable Energy Best Team – Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling
Kiel Reijnen wins stage 1 of the 2015 Tour of Utah. Photo by Mark Deterline
Kiel Reijnen wins stage 1 of the 2015 Tour of Utah. Photo by Mark Deterline
5 Man Break at the end of stage 1 of the 2015 Tour of Utah. Photo by Mark Deterline
5 Man Break at the end of stage 1 of the 2015 Tour of Utah. Photo by Mark Deterline

 

Organiser: Utah Cycling Partnership Inc.
Stage: August 3, 2015
Arrival classification: Stage 1 – Logan to Logan pb Smith's
Average speed of winner: 41.258 km/h<BR>25.636 mph
Distance: 212,5km<BR>132,04m
Time of winner: 5.09'02”
Commencement: 9:15 AM
PositionUCI CodeRiderTeamTeamTimeGapBonusesPenalty
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15116USA19950325* OWEN LoganAXEON CYCLING TEAMBDT5:09:06
166GER19930129* ZEPUNTKE RubenTEAM CANNONDALE-GARMINTCG5:09:06
17112USA19930704* EATON DanielAXEON CYCLING TEAMBDT5:09:06
184USA19890322KING BenjaminTEAM CANNONDALE-GARMINTCG5:09:06
1991SLO19841018KOCJAN JureTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC5:09:06
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2594USA19890512MCCABE TravisTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC5:09:06
2687NZL19930303* SMITH DionHINCAPIE RACING TEAMHSD5:09:06
27143USA19910413MCCUTCHEON ConnorAIRGAS SAFEWAY CYCLING TEAMAIR5:09:06
2815SUI19860929SCHÄR MichaelBMC RACING TEAMBMC5:09:06
2957USA19920421* PUTT TannerUNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAMUHC5:09:06
30134MDA19931223* TANOVITCHII NicolaeJELLY BELLY p/b MAXXISJBC5:09:06
3141ERI19910105BERHANE NatnaelMTN-QHUBEKA p/b SAMSUNGMTN5:09:06
3275ITA19900901BONGIORNO Manuel FrancescoBARDIANI CSFBAR5:09:06
3352ITA19881226CANOLA MarcoUNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAMUHC5:09:06
3416ITA19920311* SENNI ManuelBMC RACING TEAMBMC5:09:06
3581USA19910503MAGNER TylerHINCAPIE RACING TEAMHSD5:09:06
3674ITA19891102ZARDINI EdoardoBARDIANI CSFBAR5:09:06
3714USA19890905ROSSKOPF JosephBMC RACING TEAMBMC5:09:06
38105CAN19910126NAUD PierrickOPTUM p/b KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM5:09:06
39155AUS19920117* CANTY BrendanTEAM BUDGET FORKLIFTSBFL5:09:06
40141USA19711023HORNER ChristopherAIRGAS SAFEWAY CYCLING TEAMAIR5:09:06
4134AUS19910823PHELAN AdamDRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC5:09:06
42127CRC19880421BRENES OBANDO GregoryJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN p/b SUTTER HOMEJHB5:09:06
4363COL19881124CASTIBLANCO CUBIDES Jorge CamiloCOLOMBIACOL5:09:06
4436AUS19891028ROE TimothyDRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC5:09:06
4522LUX19800415SCHLECK FrankTREK FACTORY RACINGTFR5:09:06
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4721USA19850509BUSCHE MatthewTREK FACTORY RACINGTFR5:09:06
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5172ITA19900304BARBIN EnricoBARDIANI CSFBAR5:09:06
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53136USA19910824MANNION GavinJELLY BELLY p/b MAXXISJBC5:09:06
54138USA19870331SHELDON TaylorJELLY BELLY p/b MAXXISJBC5:09:06
5573ITA19870311PIRAZZI StefanoBARDIANI CSFBAR5:09:06
5633AUS19870121NORRIS LachlanDRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC5:09:06
57114NZL19930617* ORAM JamesAXEON CYCLING TEAMBDT5:09:06
5877ITA19920716* CHIRICO LucaBARDIANI CSFBAR5:09:06
5951SLO19831218BRAJKOVIC JanezUNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAMUHC5:09:06
6086USA19900715BRENNAN MackenzieHINCAPIE RACING TEAMHSD5:09:06
6183USA19891030HORNBECK JohnHINCAPIE RACING TEAMHSD5:09:06
62146MEX19940420* MEDINA GerardoAIRGAS SAFEWAY CYCLING TEAMAIR5:09:06
63104CAN19861012WOODS MichaelOPTUM p/b KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM5:09:06
64133MDA19880305BRAICO AlexandrJELLY BELLY p/b MAXXISJBC5:09:06
6592MEX19900126DE LUNA FlavioTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC5:09:06
6625ITA19931225* BASSO LeonardoTREK FACTORY RACINGTFR5:09:06
6762COL19830313CANO ARDILA AlexCOLOMBIACOL5:09:06
6823FRA19920317* BERNARD JulianTREK FACTORY RACINGTFR5:09:06
69126USA19890109MILLER CarsonJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN p/b SUTTER HOMEJHB5:09:06
707NED19910727BOVENHUIS JasperTEAM CANNONDALE-GARMINTCG5:09:06
7164COL19960425* MARTÍNEZ DanielCOLOMBIACOL5:09:06
7266COL19941026* RAMIREZ BOTERO Carlos MarioCOLOMBIACOL5:09:061
7368COL19870328SARMIENTO TUNARROSA José CayetanoCOLOMBIACOL5:09:06
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7593CAN19821114BELL ZacharyTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC5:09:06
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77123USA19780922JACQUES-MAYNES BenJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN p/b SUTTER HOMEJHB5:09:06
785USA19830131KING EdwardTEAM CANNONDALE-GARMINTCG5:09:06
7943AUS19861105GOSS Matthew HarleyMTN-QHUBEKA p/b SAMSUNGMTN5:09:06
80131AUS19920102* MORTON Lachlan DavidJELLY BELLY p/b MAXXISJBC5:09:06
81142MEX19920421* LEMUS DAVILA Luis EnriqueAIRGAS SAFEWAY CYCLING TEAMAIR5:09:06
82132AUS19890711MORTON AngusJELLY BELLY p/b MAXXISJBC5:09:06
83125USA19911104LEECE StephenJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN p/b SUTTER HOMEJHB5:09:06
8447RSA19860412THOMSON Jay RobertMTN-QHUBEKA p/b SAMSUNGMTN5:09:06
85151AUS19890213TALBOT BrodieTEAM BUDGET FORKLIFTSBFL5:09:06
86153AUS19890713BOBRIDGE JackTEAM BUDGET FORKLIFTSBFL5:09:06
8756USA19890213SUMMERHILL DanielUNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAMUHC5:09:06
88115USA19931107* PUTT ChrisAXEON CYCLING TEAMBDT5:09:06
8913SUI19940126* FRANKINY KilianBMC RACING TEAMBMC5:09:06
9067COL19811127PEDRAZA MORALES Walter FernandoCOLOMBIACOL5:09:06
9126AUS19930106* WATSON CalvinTREK FACTORY RACINGTFR5:09:350:00:33
92158AUS19870602ANDERSON JackTEAM BUDGET FORKLIFTSBFL5:09:410:00:39
93148USA19871027EASTER CullenAIRGAS SAFEWAY CYCLING TEAMAIR5:09:530:00:51
94122ARG19910125TRILLINI Walter GastonJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN p/b SUTTER HOMEJHB5:09:53
95135USA19900622FISHER SteveJELLY BELLY p/b MAXXISJBC5:09:53
96101USA19850612ANTHONY JesseOPTUM p/b KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM5:09:53
97106USA19770529ZWIZANSKI ScottOPTUM p/b KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM5:09:53
9882USA19890220CLARK OscarHINCAPIE RACING TEAMHSD5:09:53
99137USA19880209SLACK ErikJELLY BELLY p/b MAXXISJBC5:09:53
10055AUS19841218CLARKE JonathanUNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAMUHC5:09:53
10198USA19900129ORONTE EmersonTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC5:10:090:01:072
10276ITA19930830* ANDREETTA SimoneBARDIANI CSFBAR5:10:390:01:37
10317USA19870808STETINA PeterBMC RACING TEAMBMC5:11:570:02:55
104107USA19860128GAIMON PhillipOPTUM p/b KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM5:09:060:00:04
105124USA19880619WILLIAMS DavidJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN p/b SUTTER HOMEJHB5:13:100:04:083
10653USA19790806JONES ChristopherUNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAMUHC5:13:10
107156AUS19900905BERRY JoshTEAM BUDGET FORKLIFTSBFL5:13:10
10888USA19900303SCHMALZ JosephHINCAPIE RACING TEAMHSD5:13:102
10997USA19880515KYER JulianTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC5:13:10
11044RSA19900917JIM SongezoMTN-QHUBEKA p/b SAMSUNGMTN5:13:10
11145RWA19870102NIYONSHUTI AdrienMTN-QHUBEKA p/b SAMSUNGMTN5:13:10
11235AUS19890104RUDOLPH MalcomDRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC5:23:030:14:01
11331AUS19790409BROWN GraemeDRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC5:23:03
11478ITA19920210* MANFREDI AndreaBARDIANI CSFBAR5:23:03
115147USA19910717GOTTLIEB KevinAIRGAS SAFEWAY CYCLING TEAMAIR5:23:03
116154AUS19830121NANKERVIS TommyTEAM BUDGET FORKLIFTSBFL5:26:560:17:54
117102USA19830820SOLADAY ThomasOPTUM p/b KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM5:26:5620
118103USA19790205HUFF Charles BradleyOPTUM p/b KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM5:26:56
119152AUS19890614O'SHEA GlennTEAM BUDGET FORKLIFTSBFL5:26:56
120157NZL19870412TORCKLER MichaelTEAM BUDGET FORKLIFTSBFL5:26:56
121144USA19940716* MAUCH JustinAIRGAS SAFEWAY CYCLING TEAMAIR5:26:56
The following competitors were signed out from the race:
UCI CodeRiderTeamTeamReason
1USA19780313DANIELSON ThomasTEAM CANNONDALE-GARMINTCGNot signed in
Number of not started: 1
Number of starters: 121
Number remaining: 121
Riders after time limit: —
Riders dropping out: —
Last calculated: 3-08, 15.06 (Mountain Daylight Time)
Classification software: StageRace 2005 software — www.stagerace.com

 

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