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BMC rider uses late push for Stage 2 victory in Tour of Utah

(Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

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SNOWBASIN — Brent Bookwalter of BMC Racing took the lead in the final 50 meters Tuesday, and held on to for a 3:38:12 win in Tuesday’s Stage 2 of the Tour of Utah from Brigham City to Snowbasin.

Sepp Kuss of Rally Cycling, the tour’s overall leader after two stages, was second (3:38.12) followed by Elevate-KHS Pro’s James Piccoli (3:38.12).

Stage 3 is an individual time trial, a 5.6-mile stretch beginning at 7,300 feet in elevation from the Donut Falls Trailhead at Reynolds Gulch to Brighton Ski Resort.

Top 5 riders, stage 2:

1. Brent Bookwalter (BMC Racing) — 3:38:12

2. Sepp Kuss (Rally Cycling) — 3:38:12

3. James Piccoli (Elevate-KSH Pro Cycling) — 3:38:12

4. Francisco Mancebo Perez (Hangar 15 Bicycles) — 3:38:14

5. Kyle Murphy (Cylance Cycling) — 3:38:15

Overall leaders:

1. Sepp Kuss — 8:35.01

2. Brent Bookwalter — 8:35.01

3. James Piccoli — 8:35.01

4. Robin Carpenter — 8:35.03

5. Silvan Dillier — 8:35.03

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