Tour of Utah announces 2019 stage routes

Tour of Utah announces 2019 stage routes

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SALT LAKE CITY — The course is set.

On Wednesday, the Tour of Utah announced the stage routes for the 2019 version of the race. The tour will take place all in northern Utah, with stops like North Logan, Powder Mountain and Salt Lake City along the route before it concludes in Park City.

This is the 15th year of the tour branded as “American’s Toughest Stage Race.”

There will be six stages of the tour plus a prologue that will be hosted at Snowbird Resort.

“This year’s Tour of Utah has a number of exciting route highlights, from a new overall start at Snowbird Resort to the popular circuit race at the Capitol (building) on a Friday evening,” said John Kimball, managing director of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. “The return to Powder Mountain Resort this year will certainly be an epic stage. A true champion among the 120-plus athletes will be crowned at the end of race week in Park City.”

The tour will run Aug. 12-18.

Here is a short breakdown of each stage:

Prologue: The race will start with a 3.3-mile time trial that will take place at Snowbird Resort.

Stage 1: This will be an 86.9-mile course that begins and ends in North Logan City. The riders will go over the western slopes of the Bear River Mountains for 4,310 feet of elevation gain.

Stage 2: This 84.4-mile stage will start in Brigham City and head south. The racers will need to complete a strenuous climb to the summit of Powder Mountian to reach the finish line.

Stage 3: This 85.9-mile stage will begin at Antelope Island and go through Layton and Fruit Heights to the finish line in North Salt Lake.

Stage 4: This stage will be the traditional circuit race around downtown Salt Lake. The cyclists will begin and end near the Utah State Capital building and race a total of eight laps around the city.

Stage 5: Canyons Village at Park City Mountain will serve as both the start and finish line for this 85.1-mile race that will see racers go by Joranelle State Park, Kamas and Utah Olympic Park.

Stage 6: The race will conclude with this 78.2-mile stage that begins and ends in Park City. The course goes through Kamas and Heber before having the riders climb back up to Park City to reach the stage's and tour's finish line.

Editor’s note: The content of this article was taken from a press release sent out by the Tour of Utah. This is not information gathered by a reporter.

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