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

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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 — 751,7km)<BR>(362,38m —
 Time of winner: 4.18'53”
 Commencement: 11:10 AM
PositionRiderTeamTeamTimeGap
11DANIELSON ThomasTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS4:18:530:00:00
224HERMANS BenBMC RACING TEAMBMC4:19:500:00:57
311HORNER ChristopherLAMPRE-MERIDALAM4:19:50
412ANACONA GOMEZ WinnerLAMPRE-MERIDALAM4:20:400:01:47
5124DINIZ CORREIA AlexFUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOSFUN4:21:000:02:07
651KELDERMAN WilcoBELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL4:21:00
742BENNETT  GeorgeCANNONDALECAN4:21:190:02:26
891JONES CarterOPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM4:21:240:02:31
921EVANS CadelBMC RACING TEAMBMC4:21:410:02:48
1074NORRIS LachlanDRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC4:21:440:02:51
1131BUSCHE MatthewTREK FACTORY RACINGTFR4:21:490:02:56
12137BUTLER ChristopherHINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD4:21:560:03:03
13148BRITTON RobTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC4:22:310:03:38
1461EUSER LucasUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC4:23:040:04:11
15111JARAMILLO DIEZ Daniel AlexanderJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH4:23:090:04:16
16101TVETCOV SergheiJELLY BELLY P/B MAXXISJBC4:23:120:04:19
1736CHEVRIER Clement *TREK FACTORY RACINGTFR4:23:370:04:44
18135SMITH Dion *HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD4:24:190:05:26
19157SWIRBUL Keegan *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT4:24:300:05:37
2071CRAWFORD JaiDRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC4:24:380:05:45
2115KOSHEVOY IliaLAMPRE-MERIDALAM4:24:430:05:50
2225SCHÄR MichaelBMC RACING TEAMBMC4:24:43
23155ORAM James *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT4:24:460:05:53
245HOWES AlexTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS4:24:480:05:55
25116SQUIRE RobbieJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH4:25:170:06:24
26132ROSSKOPF JosephHINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD4:25:320:06:39
2728TEUNS Dylan *BMC RACING TEAMBMC4:26:080:07:15
2833VOIGT JensTREK FACTORY RACINGTFR4:26:460:07:53
2947WURF CameronCANNONDALECAN4:29:580:11:05
304GAIMON PhillipTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS4:31:560:13:03
3122BOOKWALTER BrentBMC RACING TEAMBMC4:31:56
32131CLARK  OscarHINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD4:31:56
3334WATSON Calvin *TREK FACTORY RACINGTFR4:32:120:13:19
34146BERRY JoshuaTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC4:32:330:13:40
35158ZEPUNTKE Ruben *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT4:32:430:13:50
36141TORCKLER MichaelTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC4:33:130:14:20
3778CANTY Brendan *DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC4:33:350:14:42
38133CARPENTER Robin *HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD4:33:490:14:56
3958TUSVELD Martijn *BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL4:33:49
4035ZOIDL RiccardoTREK FACTORY RACINGTFR4:34:020:15:09
4126WYSS DaniloBMC RACING TEAMBMC4:34:460:15:53
4227ZABEL Rick *BMC RACING TEAMBMC4:34:46
4366REIJNEN KielUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC4:35:130:16:20
44151PUTT Tanner *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT4:35:13
4513CONTI Valerio *LAMPRE-MERIDALAM4:35:450:16:52
46123NICACIO Pedro Autran Dourado DutraFUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOSFUN4:35:45
47125NAZARET Magno PradoFUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOSFUN4:36:490:17:56
48105CARLSEN KirkJELLY BELLY P/B MAXXISJBC4:37:470:18:54
49112OBANDO BRENES GregoryJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH4:37:47
50117COOKE MattJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH4:39:030:20:10
51134SKUJINS TomsHINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD4:40:160:21:23
52138SCHMALZ JosephHINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD4:40:16
5394ANTHONY JesseOPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM4:40:16
54145MCCABE TravisTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC4:40:16
5575PHELAN AdamDRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC4:40:16
567MANNION GavinTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS4:40:16
57154GEOGHEGAN HART Tao *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT4:40:16
5818WACKERMANN Luca *LAMPRE-MERIDALAM4:41:200:22:27
5914DODI LucaLAMPRE-MERIDALAM4:41:550:23:02
60108DAVILA Luis Enrique *JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXISJBC4:41:55
6154KEIZER MartijnBELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL4:41:580:23:05
6223EIJSSEN YannickBMC RACING TEAMBMC4:43:420:24:49
636KING BenjaminTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS4:43:42
6457VAN WINDEN DennisBELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL4:43:42
6584PLANET Charles *TEAM NOVO NORDISKTNN4:43:42
6644MOHORIC  Matej *CANNONDALECAN4:43:42
6756WAGNER RobertBELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL4:43:42
683DEKKER ThomasTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS4:43:42
6941BASSO IvanCANNONDALECAN4:43:42
70118LEECE StephenJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH4:43:42
712ACEVEDO CALLE  Janier AlexisTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS4:43:42
7246SALERNO CristianoCANNONDALECAN4:43:42
73115WREN TylerJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH4:43:42
7443MARANGONI AlanCANNONDALECAN4:43:42
7553HOFLAND MorenoBELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL4:43:42
76126PRESTES GARNERO Antonio FernandoFUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOSFUN4:43:42
77152DANIEL Gregory *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT4:43:42
7893FRIEDMAN MichaelOPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM4:43:42
7981MEGIAS LEAL JavierTEAM NOVO NORDISKTNN4:43:42
80102RODRIGUEZ FredJELLY BELLY P/B MAXXISJBC4:43:42
8182LOZANO RIBA DavidTEAM NOVO NORDISKTNN4:43:42
82113JACQUES-MAYNES BenJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH4:43:42
8355TJALLINGII MaartenBELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL4:43:42
84144DE LUNA FlavioTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC4:43:42
85142KLINE ShaneTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC4:43:42
86143KOCJAN JureTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC4:43:42
8752BOL JetseBELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL4:43:42
8867DAY BenjaminUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC4:43:42
89114ROMERO AMARAN LuisJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH4:43:42
9017VACCHER AndreaLAMPRE-MERIDALAM4:43:42
9192CANDELARIO AlexanderOPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM4:43:42
92106RATHE JacobJELLY BELLY P/B MAXXISJBC4:43:42
9395SOLADAY ThomasOPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM4:43:42
94153EATON Daniel *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT4:43:42
9577SULZBERGER WesleyDRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC4:43:42
96147KYER JulianTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC4:43:42
97136LEWIS JosephHINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD4:43:42
9837EASTMAN Ryan *TREK FACTORY RACINGTFR4:43:42
9963CLARKE JonathanUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC4:43:42
10032ROULSTON HaydenTREK FACTORY RACINGTFR4:43:42
10196YOUNG EricOPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM4:43:42
102156PUTT Chris *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT4:43:42
10365LOUDER JeffryUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC4:43:42
10468SUMMERHILL DanielUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC4:43:42
105104FRETER Johnathan *JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXISJBC4:43:42
10672HUCKER RobbieDRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC4:43:42
10738KIRSCH Alex *TREK FACTORY RACINGTFR4:44:440:25:51
10862BOLIVAR HERNANDEZ IsaacUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC4:46:160:27:23
 Riders dropping out
64HANSON KenUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC
83HENTTALA JoonasTEAM NOVO NORDISKTNN
98HUFF Charles BradleyOPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM
121ALMEIDA Andre *FUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOSFUN
 The following competitors were signed out from the race:
UCI CodeTeamTeamReason
16ITA19890616LAMPRE-MERIDALAMDisqualified
45SVK19881223CANNONDALECANDisqualified
73AUS19830304DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPCDisqualified
 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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