Orica GreenEDGE’s Matthews takes second win with uphill sprint at Stage Four of 2013 Tour of Utah

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Orica GreenEDGE’s Michael Matthews takes the win in stage 4 in the 2013 Tour of Utah.
Orica GreenEDGE’s Michael Matthews takes the win in stage 4 in the 2013 Tour of Utah. Photo: Dave Iltis

SALT LAKE CITY, August 9, 2013 – The 2013 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah’s dealt out a fast and furious circuit race Friday at the state’s capitol with Orica GreenEDGE’s Michael Matthews surging past all challengers for a convincing win in Stage Four presented by University of Utah Health Care.

 

Matthews (Australia) flew up the final climb, passing BMC Racing Team’s Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium) with about 50 meters to go. Van Avermaet lead out the peloton with an attack with 600 meters to go, but Matthews stuck to his wheel and didn’t let him go.

 

Garmin-Sharp’s Lachlan Morton finished safely in the bunch to retain his Larry H. Miller Dealership’s overall leader’s jersey with a 26 second lead over Van Avermaet.

 

“We pretty much had to commit from the start because nobody else was going to help us,” Matthews said of his strategy as a non-GC threat but a favorite to win the stage. “Our goal was to make sure I was in the best position into the climb, which was on Greg’s wheel… because he was obviously the favorite on today’s stage.”

 

Orica GreenEDGE’s Matthews winning stage 4 of the 2013 Tour of Utah  with uphill sprint at Stage Four of Tour of Utah. Photo: Cathy Fegan-Kim, cottonsoxphotography.com
Orica GreenEDGE’s Matthews winning stage 4 of the 2013 Tour of Utah with uphill sprint at Stage Four of Tour of Utah. Photo: Cathy Fegan-Kim, cottonsoxphotography.com

Morton and his Garmin-Sharp team rode a competitive but safe race, trying to avoid crashes and losing time to BMC’s Van Avermaet.

 

“It was unreal,” Morton said of riding as the race leader. “To have (the team) riding for me on the front is like a dream. They’re so experienced that it makes what’s supposed to be a stressful job for me sort of easy.”

 

Friday night, a break of five riders dangled off the front for a couple of laps before Champion System’s Pro Cycling’s Craig Lewis (USA) attacked after leaving City Creek Canyon on the final lap. He soloed away only to get caught by the peloton on South Temple street where the sprinters began lining up to the final brutal climb up State Street to the Utah State Capitol.

 

Though he finished second in the stage and took a six second time bonus, Van Avermaet lost four seconds in the overall standings because of a 10-second penalty for pushing off a team car during the first lap.

 

“I gave everything on this climb and I looked back and he was still on my wheel,” Van Avermaet said. “I gave everything on the sprint so I was unable to catch him so this was kind of a disappointment…. If he’s in the wheel, it’s hard to beat him. I couldn’t do any better.”

 

With little change in the overall standings, Morton is still the leader in the Subaru Best Young Rider race while MTN Qhubeka’s Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Ethiopia) will wear the pale blue jersey for another day.

 

The XO Communications Sprint jersey is retained by BMC’s Van Avermaet and with no KOM points in Stage Four, the Bissell Pro Cycling’s Michael Torckler is still the Ski Utah King of the Mountain.

 

Lewis’ brave effort on the last lap was rewarded with the Vivint Most Aggressive Rider jersey.

 

Saturday brings Stage Five presented by Utah Sports Commission. The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah’s queen stage is a little different than in year’s past. With 113 miles and 10,611 feet of vertical gain, Stage Five starts at Snowbasin Ski Resort in the Ogden Valley, the peloton travels through Morgan, East Canyon and into Park City before climbing over Guardsman’s Pass and down Big Cottonwood Canyon into the Salt Lake Valley before turning back up Little Cottonwood Canyon and finishing at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. Huge, and sometimes insane, crowds are expected in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Stage Five presented by the Utah Sports Commission will begin at 10:50 a.m. MT, and finish at approximately 3:45 p.m. MT.

 

Results:

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 4 Stage
 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah
 Organiser: Utah Cycling Partnership, Inc.
 Stage: August 9, 2013
 Arrival classification: Stage 4 – Salt Lake City Circuit Race p/b Univ of Utah Health Care
 Average speed of winner: 46.782 km/h<BR>29.069 mph
 Distance: 54,8km<BR>34,051m/(580,0km — 634,8km)<BR>(360,39m — 394,44m)
 Time of winner: 1.10'17”
 Commencement: 5:30 PM
PositionNo.UCI CodeRiderTeamCountryTimeGapBonusesPenalty
123AUS19900926MATTHEWS MichaelOrica GreenEdgeOGEAUS1:10:170:00:0010
21BEL19850517VAN AVERMAET GregBMC Racing TeamBMCBEL1:10:170:00:00610
3127BEL19920417STUYVEN Jasper *Bontrager Cycling TeamBLSBEL1:10:170:00:004
452ITA19840716BAZZANA AlessandroUnitedHealthCare Pro CyclingUHCITA1:10:170:00:00
5103USA19850612ANTHONY JesseOptum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesOPMUSA1:10:170:00:00
657USA19860601REIJNEN KielUnitedHealthCare Pro CyclingUHCUSA1:10:170:00:00
763CRC19880421OBANDO BRENES GregoryChampion System Pro CyclingCSSCRC1:10:170:00:00
8111COL19851206ACEVEDO CALLE Janier AlexisJamis-Hagens BermanJSHCOL1:10:170:00:00
911CAN19801209HESJEDAL RyderTeam Garmin SharpGRSCAN1:10:170:00:00
1014AUS19920102MORTON Lachlan David *Team Garmin SharpGRSAUS1:10:170:00:00
1151USA19831205EUSER LucasUnitedHealthCare Pro CyclingUHCUSA1:10:170:00:00
1243GER19911015KOCH Michel *Cannondale Pro CyclingCANGER1:10:170:00:00
1385BRA19851020CORREIA DINIZ AlexFunvic BrasilinvestFUNBRA1:10:170:00:00
1432NZL19900407BENNETT GeorgeRadioShack Leopard TrekRLTNZL1:10:170:00:00
1531USA19711023HORNER ChristopherRadioShack Leopard TrekRLTUSA1:10:170:00:00
1654AUS19781211DAY BenjaminUnitedHealthCare Pro CyclingUHCAUS1:10:170:00:00
1715USA19870808STETINA PeterTeam Garmin SharpGRSUSA1:10:170:00:00
18131ESP19760309MANCEBO PEREZ Francisco5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda Racing5HRESP1:10:170:00:003
1934USA19890322KING BenjaminRadioShack Leopard TrekRLTUSA1:10:170:00:00
2033USA19850509BUSCHE MatthewRadioShack Leopard TrekRLTUSA1:10:170:00:00
2112USA19780313DANIELSON ThomasTeam Garmin SharpGRSUSA1:10:170:00:00
2235POR19851018MACHADO TiagoRadioShack Leopard TrekRLTPOR1:10:170:00:00
2355IRL19830907DEIGNAN PhilipUnitedHealthCare Pro CyclingUHCIRL1:10:170:00:00
24126USA19920421PUTT Tanner *Bontrager Cycling TeamBLSUSA1:10:170:00:00
253BEL19890626EIJSSEN YannickBMC Racing TeamBMCBEL1:10:280:00:11
264SUI19860929SCHAER MichaelBMC Racing TeamBMCSUI1:10:28
27147MDA19881229TVETCOV SergheiJelly Belly p/b KendaJBCMDA1:10:28
28124USA19910824MANNION Gavin *Bontrager Cycling TeamBLSUSA1:10:28
2977ETH19910825GRMAY Tsgabu Gebremaryam *MTN-QhubekaMTNETH1:10:28
30154USA19890905ROSSKOPF JosephHincapie Sportswear DevelopmentHSDUSA1:10:28
3196USA19890227JONES CarterBissell Pro CyclingBPCUSA1:10:28
32116CUB19790407ROMERO AMARAN LuisJamis-Hagens BermanJSHCUB1:10:28
33134USA19870331SHELDEN Taylor5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda Racing5HRUSA1:10:28
3464USA19880216BUTLER ChrisChampion System Pro CyclingCSSUSA1:10:28
3546SVK19881223SAGAN JurajCannondale Pro CyclingCANSVK1:10:28
36105USA19880826HAGA ChadOptum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesOPMUSA1:10:28
3742ITA19890103AGOSTINI StefanoCannondale Pro CyclingCANITA1:10:28
3841USA19830131KING EdwardCannondale Pro CyclingCANUSA1:10:28
39157USA19920620CARPENTER Robin *Hincapie Sportswear DevelopmentHSDUSA1:10:28
40113USA19790508COOKE MattJamis-Hagens BermanJSHUSA1:10:28
41114USA19810304WREN TylerJamis-Hagens BermanJSHUSA1:10:380:00:21
425USA19900628WARBASSE LawrenceBMC Racing TeamBMCUSA1:10:38
4373RSA19870906JANSE VAN RENSBURG JacquesMTN-QhubekaMTNRSA1:10:410:00:24
44123LAT19910318FLAKSIS Andzs *Bontrager Cycling TeamBLSLAT1:10:440:00:27
456SUI19871112TARAMARCAZ JulienBMC Racing TeamBMCSUI1:10:460:00:29
4658USA19771208LOUDER JeffryUnitedHealthCare Pro CyclingUHCUSA1:10:46
477CZE19901230NOVAK JakubBMC Racing TeamBMCCZE1:10:480:00:31
48117USA19861111DRISCOLL JamesJamis-Hagens BermanJSHUSA1:10:48
4975ERI19870312RUSSOM MeronMTN-QhubekaMTNERI1:10:530:00:36
5071ITA19900508SBARAGLI KristianMTN-QhubekaMTNITA1:10:550:00:38
51152USA19890930BAKER AndyHincapie Sportswear DevelopmentHSDUSA1:10:570:00:40
5244AUT19880929KRIZEK MatthiasCannondale Pro CyclingCANAUT1:10:57
5345JPN19831023MASUDA NariyukiCannondale Pro CyclingCANJPN1:10:57
54125USA19910618O'LEARY Connor *Bontrager Cycling TeamBLSUSA1:10:57
55132USA19870605SWEETING Robert5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda Racing5HRUSA1:11:030:00:46
5667CAN19830110ROTH RyanChampion System Pro CyclingCSSCAN1:11:120:00:55
57136USA19861205JENKINS Max5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda Racing5HRUSA1:11:12
58146MEX19920421LEMUS DAVILA Luis Enrique *Jelly Belly p/b KendaJBCMEX1:11:150:00:58
5924AUS19781012COOKE BadenOrica GreenEdgeOGEAUS1:11:210:01:04
6026NZL19870722BEWLEY SamOrica GreenEdgeOGENZL1:11:21
61158USA19910503MAGNER Tyler *Hincapie Sportswear DevelopmentHSDUSA1:11:230:01:06
6282BRA19801012CARDOSO SANTOS FlavioFunvic BrasilinvestFUNBRA1:11:290:01:12
6336POR19890306SANTOS SIMOES OLIVEIRA NelsonRadioShack Leopard TrekRLTPOR1:11:29
64144USA19831216HAGMAN AlexanderJelly Belly p/b KendaJBCUSA1:11:29
65137USA19850821STEMPER James5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda Racing5HRUSA1:11:29
66155AUS19890113LEWIS JosephHincapie Sportswear DevelopmentHSDAUS1:11:29
6762CHN19840128XU GangChampion System Pro CyclingCSSCHN1:11:320:01:15
68135USA19880619WILLIAMS David5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda Racing5HRUSA1:11:32
69151USA19900303SCMALTZ JosephHincapie Sportswear DevelopmentHSDUSA1:11:32
70138COL19840120DIAZ Andres5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda Racing5HRCOL1:11:32
7161USA19860815BEYER ChadChampion System Pro CyclingCSSUSA1:11:390:01:22
7266JPN19870901NISHIZONO RyotaChampion System Pro CyclingCSSJPN1:11:39
73107USA19880811DURRIN JeremyOptum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesOPMUSA1:11:39
7472RSA19840319WESEMANN MartinMTN-QhubekaMTNRSA1:11:420:01:2520
7591USA19860128GAIMON PhilBissell Pro CyclingBPCUSA1:11:440:01:27
76121USA19910707BROWN Nathan *Bontrager Cycling TeamBLSUSA1:11:44
77128USA19910329WILSON Nathan *Bontrager Cycling TeamBLSUSA1:11:44
78145USA19900129ORONTE EmersonJelly Belly p/b KendaJBCUSA1:11:44
7987BRA19840311FIORILLI TiagoFunvic BrasilinvestFUNBRA1:11:490:01:32
80104CAN19850822COOPER MarshOptum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesOPMCAN1:11:49
8116USA19760522VANDEVELDE ChristianTeam Garmin SharpGRSUSA1:11:500:01:33
82112ARG19810126HAEDO Juan JoséJamis-Hagens BermanJSHARG1:11:50
8395USA19820124MCCARTY Jonathan PatrickBissell Pro CyclingBPCUSA1:11:560:01:39
8456USA19790806JONES ChristopherUnitedHealthCare Pro CyclingUHCUSA1:11:56
85101USA19750226CANDELARIO AlexanderOptum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesOPMUSA1:11:56
8613AUS19900528DENNIS RohanTeam Garmin SharpGRSAUS1:12:020:01:45
87122USA19920220CRADDOCK G. Lawson *Bontrager Cycling TeamBLSUSA1:12:100:01:53
88108USA19820919FRIEDMAN MichaelOptum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesOPMUSA1:12:10
89143USA19861209BURNETT IanJelly Belly p/b KendaJBCUSA1:12:10
9037NZL19810110ROULSTON HaydenRadioShack Leopard TrekRLTNZL1:12:120:01:55
9192USA19730903MCCARTNEY JasonBissell Pro CyclingBPCUSA1:12:12
9293NZL19801006VENNELL JeremyBissell Pro CyclingBPCNZL1:12:12
93115USA19890109MILLER CarsonJamis-Hagens BermanJSHUSA1:12:12
94142USA19850103SCHMITT MorganJelly Belly p/b KendaJBCUSA1:12:12
9594USA19751015BALDWIN ChristopherBissell Pro CyclingBPCUSA1:12:121
9653AUS19841218CLARKE JonathanUnitedHealthCare Pro CyclingUHCAUS1:12:12
9738GER19710917VOIGT JensRadioShack Leopard TrekRLTGER1:12:12
9817USA19790112ZABRISKIE DavidTeam Garmin SharpGRSUSA1:12:12
9981BRA19860117NAZARET Magno PradoFunvic BrasilinvestFUNBRA1:12:12
10097NZL19870412TORCKLER MichaelBissell Pro CyclingBPCNZL1:12:12
1012GBR19810319CUMMINGS StephenBMC Racing TeamBMCGBR1:12:12
10265USA19850110LEWIS CraigChampion System Pro CyclingCSSUSA1:12:122
103141USA19730903RODRIGUEZ FredJelly Belly p/b KendaJBCUSA1:12:12
104156USA19890220CLARK OscarHincapie Sportswear DevelopmentHSDUSA1:12:12
10522AUS19861020SULZBERGER WesleyOrica GreenEdgeOGEAUS1:12:220:02:05
10627AUS19920813HOWSON Damian *Orica GreenEdgeOGEAUS1:12:260:02:09
10798AUS19830121NANKERVIS TommyBissell Pro CyclingBPCAUS1:12:26
10888URU19880208CABRERA GONZALEZ RamiroFunvic BrasilinvestFUNURU1:12:390:02:22
109102USA19890226YOUNG EricOptum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesOPMUSA1:12:430:02:26
 Riders after time limit
110118CUB19900518COMPANIONI RubenJamis-Hagens BermanJSHCUB1:20:460:10:29
 Number of not started: 0
 Number of starters: 110
 Number remaining: 109
 Riders after time limit: 118
 Riders dropping out: —
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