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Tour of Utah, America’s Toughest Stage Race

The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is a professional men’s cycling race sanctioned by USA Cycling and a part of the National Racing Calendar (NRC).

The event is open to the best teams in the country and showcases the beautiful geography of Utah.

The 2009 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, billed as America’s Toughest Stage Race, announced it has confirmed the initial lineup of professional and amateur cycling teams for its fifth edition. The teams represent many of the finest cyclists in the world. These athletes will compete for a share of the $45,000 purse and valuable National Racing Calendar points. The 2009 Tour of Utah will take place August 18-23 in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Park City, Thanksgiving Point, Mt. Nebo,Tooele, and Snowbird.

Of the sixteen teams that have thus far committed to compete in the 2009 Tour of Utah,eight are professional: BMC Racing; Team Garmin, OUCH Pro Cycling, Bissell, Team Type 1, Land Rover-ORBEA, Fly V Australia, and Colavita/Sutter Home. In addition, eight amateur teams have also accepted an invitation to compete: Trek/Livestrong, Cal Giant, Bobs, Rio Grande, Waste Management, Ciclismo Racing, ZteaM Cycling, and Team RideClean. The Tour of Utah will announce the rosters of the two Utah teams in the coming weeks.

"Riders from all over the globe will test themselves over Utah’s challenging, and incredibly scenic terrain," said McGinnis. "We have added a prologue this year, increasing the race to six days, and more than 325 miles."

The 2009 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah Presented by Zions Bank will proceed as follows:

August 18, Prologue: Utah State Capitol
August 19, Stage One: Ogden to Salt Lake City. Eighty-two miles finishing in Research Park.
August 20, Stage Two: Thanksgiving Point to an uphill Mount Nebo finish
August 21, Stage Three: Individual Time Trial ? Miller Motorsports Park
August 22, Stage Four: Park City to Snowbird ? 99 miles of mountains
August 23, Stage Five: Downtown Salt Lake City Criterium around Library Square

Website: Tour of Utah

Christopher Jones
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Christopher Jones is a recreational cyclist and runs a design agency, Signale. As the driving force behind Bicycles.net.au he has one of each 'types' of bicycles.
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