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

0
663
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 https://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 — 568,43m)
 Time of winner: 3.49'29”
 Commencement: 11:20 AM
PositionRiderTeamTeamTimeGapBonuses
196YOUNG EricOPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM3:49:290:00:0010
2143KOCJAN JureTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC3:49:290:00:006
366REIJNEN KielUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC3:49:290:00:004
456WAGNER RobertBELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL3:49:290:00:00
527ZABEL Rick *BMC RACING TEAMBMC3:49:290:00:00
624HERMANS BenBMC RACING TEAMBMC3:49:290:00:00
7135SMITH Dion *HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD3:49:290:00:00
838KIRSCH Alex *TREK FACTORY RACINGTFR3:49:290:00:00
9101TVETCOV SergheiJELLY BELLY P/B MAXXISJBC3:49:290:00:00
1043MARANGONI AlanCANNONDALECAN3:49:290:00:00
11136LEWIS JosephHINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD3:49:290:00:00
12151PUTT Tanner *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT3:49:290:00:00
1311HORNER ChristopherLAMPRE-MERIDALAM3:49:290:00:00
1447WURF CameronCANNONDALECAN3:49:290:00:00
1531BUSCHE MatthewTREK FACTORY RACINGTFR3:49:290:00:00
1691JONES CarterOPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM3:49:290:00:00
17145MCCABE TravisTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC3:49:290:00:00
1875PHELAN AdamDRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC3:49:290:00:00
19113JACQUES-MAYNES BenJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH3:49:290:00:00
20132ROSSKOPF JosephHINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD3:49:290:00:00
2177SULZBERGER WesleyDRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC3:49:290:00:00
2251KELDERMAN WilcoBELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL3:49:290:00:00
23158ZEPUNTKE Ruben *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT3:49:290:00:00
2442BENNETT  GeorgeCANNONDALECAN3:49:290:00:00
25124DINIZ CORREIA AlexFUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOSFUN3:49:290:00:00
2626WYSS DaniloBMC RACING TEAMBMC3:49:290:00:00
2721EVANS CadelBMC RACING TEAMBMC3:49:290:00:00
28111JARAMILLO DIEZ Daniel AlexanderJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH3:49:290:00:00
2971CRAWFORD JaiDRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC3:49:290:00:00
30116SQUIRE RobbieJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH3:49:290:00:00
3136CHEVRIER Clement *TREK FACTORY RACINGTFR3:49:290:00:00
32155ORAM James *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT3:49:290:00:00
33156PUTT Chris *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT3:49:290:00:00
3474NORRIS LachlanDRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC3:49:290:00:00
351DANIELSON ThomasTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS3:49:290:00:00
3661EUSER LucasUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC3:49:290:00:00
37133CARPENTER Robin *HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD3:49:290:00:003
38137BUTLER ChristopherHINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD3:49:290:00:00
3932ROULSTON HaydenTREK FACTORY RACINGTFR3:49:290:00:00
4012ANACONA GOMEZ WinnerLAMPRE-MERIDALAM3:49:290:00:00
4128TEUNS Dylan *BMC RACING TEAMBMC3:49:290:00:00
42146BERRY JoshuaTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC3:49:290:00:00
436KING BenjaminTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS3:49:290:00:00
44106RATHE JacobJELLY BELLY P/B MAXXISJBC3:49:290:00:00
45134SKUJINS TomsHINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD3:49:290:00:00
46148BRITTON RobTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC3:49:290:00:00
47154GEOGHEGAN HART Tao *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT3:49:290:00:00
4825SCHÄR MichaelBMC RACING TEAMBMC3:49:290:00:00
4958TUSVELD Martijn *BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL3:49:290:00:00
5015KOSHEVOY IliaLAMPRE-MERIDALAM3:49:450:00:16
51142KLINE ShaneTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC3:49:490:00:20
52138SCHMALZ JosephHINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD3:49:49
5392CANDELARIO AlexanderOPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM3:49:49
54153EATON Daniel *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT3:49:520:00:23
55114ROMERO AMARAN LuisJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH3:49:560:00:27
5678CANTY Brendan *DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC3:49:570:00:28
5768SUMMERHILL DanielUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC3:50:010:00:32
5837EASTMAN Ryan *TREK FACTORY RACINGTFR3:50:050:00:36
5934WATSON Calvin *TREK FACTORY RACINGTFR3:50:05
60126PRESTES GARNERO Antonio FernandoFUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOSFUN3:50:080:00:39
6135ZOIDL RiccardoTREK FACTORY RACINGTFR3:50:08
6254KEIZER MartijnBELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL3:50:100:00:41
6357VAN WINDEN DennisBELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL3:50:10
6414DODI LucaLAMPRE-MERIDALAM3:50:10
65102RODRIGUEZ FredJELLY BELLY P/B MAXXISJBC3:50:150:00:46
66125NAZARET Magno PradoFUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOSFUN3:50:160:00:47
67115WREN TylerJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH3:50:16
6884PLANET Charles *TEAM NOVO NORDISKTNN3:50:16
6944MOHORIC  Matej *CANNONDALECAN3:50:16
7041BASSO IvanCANNONDALECAN3:50:16
71157SWIRBUL Keegan *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT3:50:16
7272HUCKER RobbieDRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLINGDPC3:50:16
7346SALERNO CristianoCANNONDALECAN3:50:16
742ACEVEDO CALLE  Janier AlexisTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS3:50:190:00:50
75118LEECE StephenJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH3:50:350:01:06
76108DAVILA Luis Enrique *JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXISJBC3:50:35
774GAIMON PhillipTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS3:50:540:01:25
7823EIJSSEN YannickBMC RACING TEAMBMC3:50:590:01:30
793DEKKER ThomasTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS3:50:59
8065LOUDER JeffryUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC3:50:591
8162BOLIVAR HERNANDEZ IsaacUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC3:50:59
8213CONTI Valerio *LAMPRE-MERIDALAM3:50:59
8317VACCHER AndreaLAMPRE-MERIDALAM3:51:030:01:34
845HOWES AlexTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS3:49:290:00:00
8563CLARKE JonathanUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC3:51:200:01:51
86131CLARK  OscarHINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPMENT TEAMHSD3:51:203
8767DAY BenjaminUNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAMUHC3:51:240:01:55
887MANNION GavinTEAM GARMIN-SHARPGRS3:51:400:02:11
8918WACKERMANN Luca *LAMPRE-MERIDALAM3:52:030:02:34
90104FRETER Johnathan *JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXISJBC3:52:060:02:37
9155TJALLINGII MaartenBELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL3:49:290:00:00
92105CARLSEN KirkJELLY BELLY P/B MAXXISJBC3:52:190:02:50
93144DE LUNA FlavioTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC3:52:19
9433VOIGT JensTREK FACTORY RACINGTFR3:52:19
9522BOOKWALTER BrentBMC RACING TEAMBMC3:52:195
96123NICACIO Pedro Autran Dourado DutraFUNVIC BRASILINVEST-SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOSFUN3:52:220:02:53
97152DANIEL Gregory *BISSELL DEVELOPMENT TEAMBDT3:52:460:03:17
9852BOL JetseBELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL3:53:250:03:56
9981MEGIAS LEAL JavierTEAM NOVO NORDISKTNN3:55:140:05:45
10095SOLADAY ThomasOPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM3:55:260:05:57
101141TORCKLER MichaelTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC3:58:230:08:54
10293FRIEDMAN MichaelOPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM3:58:23
10394ANTHONY JesseOPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIESOPM3:59:440:10:15
104147KYER JulianTEAM SMARTSTOPSSC3:59:44
105117COOKE MattJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH3:59:44
 Riders dropping out
53HOFLAND MorenoBELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAMBEL
82LOZANO RIBA DavidTEAM NOVO NORDISKTNN
112OBANDO BRENES GregoryJAMIS-HAGENS BERMAN P/B SUTTER HOMEJSH
(Visited 52 times, 1 visits today)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here