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

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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!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nqsOTo648I

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 — 1087,4km)<BR>(568,43m — 675,67m)
 Time of winner: 4.34'31”
 Commencement: 10:50 AM
PositionRiderTeamTeamTimeGap
121EVANS CadelBMC RACING TEAMBMC4:34:310:00:00
2132ROSSKOPF JosephHINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD4:34:340:00:03
335ZOIDL RiccardoTREK FACTORY RACINGTFR4:34:380:00:07
451KELDERMAN WilcoBELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL4:34:38
511HORNER ChristopherLAMPRE-MERIDALAM4:34:450:00:14
61DANIELSON ThomasTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS4:34:45
712ANACONA GOMEZ WinnerLAMPRE-MERIDALAM4:34:500:00:19
861EUSER LucasUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC4:35:060:00:35
991JONES CarterOPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM4:35:06
1024HERMANS BenBMC RACING TEAMBMC4:35:140:00:43
1115KOSHEVOY IliaLAMPRE-MERIDALAM4:35:200:00:49
1231BUSCHE MatthewTREK FACTORY RACINGTFR4:35:590:01:28
13137BUTLER ChristopherHINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD4:35:59
1442BENNETT  GeorgeCANNONDALECAN4:35:59
15124DINIZ CORREIA AlexFUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOSFUN4:36:060:01:35
1622BOOKWALTER BrentBMC RACING TEAMBMC4:36:320:02:01
17148BRITTON RobTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC4:36:330:02:02
1874NORRIS LachlanDRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC4:36:33
19111JARAMILLO DIEZ Daniel AlexanderJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH4:36:33
20101TVETCOV SergheiJELLY BELLY P/B MAXXISJBC4:37:120:02:41
21157SWIRBUL Keegan *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT4:37:130:02:42
2228TEUNS Dylan *BMC RACING TEAMBMC4:37:13
23116SQUIRE RobbieJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH4:37:180:02:47
2436CHEVRIER Clement *TREK FACTORY RACINGTFR4:38:220:03:51
2571CRAWFORD JaiDRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC4:40:310:06:00
26105CARLSEN KirkJELLY BELLY P/B MAXXISJBC4:41:360:07:05
27125NAZARET Magno PradoFUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOSFUN4:42:580:08:27
2881MEGIAS LEAL JavierTEAM NOVO NORDISKTNN4:44:460:10:15
292ACEVEDO CALLE  Janier AlexisTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS4:44:520:10:21
30155ORAM James *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT4:45:450:11:14
31133CARPENTER Robin *HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD4:47:590:13:28
32135SMITH Dion *HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD4:47:59
33113JACQUES-MAYNES BenJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH4:47:59
3433VOIGT JensTREK FACTORY RACINGTFR4:49:390:15:08
354GAIMON PhillipTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS4:49:39
3654KEIZER MartijnBELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL4:49:39
3775PHELAN AdamDRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC4:50:160:15:45
3841BASSO IvanCANNONDALECAN4:51:110:16:40
3914DODI LucaLAMPRE-MERIDALAM4:52:200:17:49
4047WURF CameronCANNONDALECAN4:52:390:18:08
41145MCCABE TravisTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC4:53:020:18:31
42154GEOGHEGAN HART Tao *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT4:54:070:19:36
43146BERRY JoshuaTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC4:55:560:21:25
4434WATSON Calvin *TREK FACTORY RACINGTFR4:57:090:22:38
4513CONTI Valerio *LAMPRE-MERIDALAM4:57:09
4684PLANET Charles *TEAM NOVO NORDISKTNN4:57:09
4744MOHORIC  Matej *CANNONDALECAN4:57:09
48126PRESTES GARNERO Antonio FernandoFUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOSFUN4:57:09
4925SCHÄR MichaelBMC RACING TEAMBMC4:57:09
5078CANTY Brendan *DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC4:57:09
5123EIJSSEN YannickBMC RACING TEAMBMC4:57:09
5246SALERNO CristianoCANNONDALECAN4:57:09
53153EATON Daniel *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT4:57:09
5426WYSS DaniloBMC RACING TEAMBMC4:57:09
5566REIJNEN KielUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC4:57:09
5667DAY BenjaminUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC4:57:09
57152DANIEL Gregory *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT4:57:09
5843MARANGONI AlanCANNONDALECAN4:57:09
59141TORCKLER MichaelTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC4:57:09
6038KIRSCH Alex *TREK FACTORY RACINGTFR4:57:09
61114ROMERO AMARAN LuisJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH4:57:09
6232ROULSTON HaydenTREK FACTORY RACINGTFR4:57:09
6352BOL JetseBELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL4:57:09
64156PUTT Chris *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT4:57:09
65151PUTT Tanner *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT4:57:09
66134SKUJINS TomsHINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD4:57:09
67138SCHMALZ JosephHINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD4:57:09
68117COOKE MattJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH4:57:09
69158ZEPUNTKE Ruben *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT4:57:09
7018WACKERMANN Luca *LAMPRE-MERIDALAM4:57:530:23:22
7165LOUDER JeffryUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC5:03:310:29:00
7227ZABEL Rick *BMC RACING TEAMBMC5:03:31
73115WREN TylerJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH5:03:31
7457VAN WINDEN DennisBELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL5:03:31
756KING BenjaminTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS5:03:31
7656WAGNER RobertBELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL5:03:31
7755TJALLINGII MaartenBELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL5:03:31
78144DE LUNA FlavioTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC5:03:31
7977SULZBERGER WesleyDRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC5:03:31
8017VACCHER AndreaLAMPRE-MERIDALAM5:03:31
81108DAVILA Luis Enrique *JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXISJBC5:03:31
82143KOCJAN JureTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC5:03:31
83142KLINE ShaneTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC5:03:31
84118LEECE StephenJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH5:03:31
8537EASTMAN Ryan *TREK FACTORY RACINGTFR5:03:31
8663CLARKE JonathanUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC5:03:31
8768SUMMERHILL DanielUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC5:03:31
88136LEWIS JosephHINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD5:03:31
8994ANTHONY JesseOPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM5:03:31
9062BOLIVAR HERNANDEZ IsaacUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC5:03:31
9192CANDELARIO AlexanderOPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM5:03:31
92123NICACIO Pedro Autran Dourado DutraFUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOSFUN5:03:31
937MANNION GavinTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS5:03:31
94106RATHE JacobJELLY BELLY P/B MAXXISJBC5:03:31
9595SOLADAY ThomasOPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM5:03:31
96131CLARK  OscarHINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD5:03:31
975HOWES AlexTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS5:03:31
98104FRETER Johnathan *JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXISJBC5:03:370:29:06
9972HUCKER RobbieDRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC5:09:480:35:17
Riders dropping out
3DEKKER ThomasTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS
58TUSVELD Martijn *BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL
93FRIEDMAN MichaelOPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM
96YOUNG EricOPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM
102RODRIGUEZ FredJELLY BELLY P/B MAXXISJBC
147KYER JulianTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC
 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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