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Monday, August 04, 2014

Tour of Utah Bike Race Winds Through Much of Utah

The Larry H. Miller Tour Of Utah is often called the toughest multi-stage bike race in the U.S. This year's course is tougher than ever, running through some of Utah's most scenic and rugged landscapes.

The race began today and will continue through Aug 10. Stages are listed below. If you will be traveling in these areas, be caution and and be prepared for delays.
  • Aug 4, Cedar City through Parowan Gap, Parowan, Brian Head, Cedar Breaks and back to Cedar City.
  • Aug 5, Panquitch to Torrey via Hwy 12
  • Aug 6, Lehi down the west side of Utah Lake, through Eureka and along the old Pony Express Route to finish at Miller Motorsports Park (near Tooele, west of Salt Lake City)
  • Aug 7, Ogden up Ogden Canyon, around Pineview Reservoir to Powder Mountain, then back to Ogden
  • Aug 8, Evanston to Kamas via Hwy 150
  • Aug 9, Salt Lake City up Emigration Canyon, into Weber Canyon, up to Park City, over Guardsman Pass, down Big Cottonwood Canyon and then up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird.
  • Aug 10, Park City through Heber and Midway then back to Park City
The race attracts top athletes and offers plenty of opportunity for spectators to see the action live. Much of the race will also be shown on TV. See the race website for viewing opportunities.

Here's more about the race:

Showcasing some of the world’s most prestigious teams and cyclists for seven days in August, this event now attracts worldwide attention as the top international cycling event that follows the Tour de France. Nearly a decade since its opening circuit, the Tour of Utah, today, stands shoulder to shoulder with the most prestigious professional bicycle stage race events as our answer to the greatest cycling challenges the world has to offer.

Bicycle racing offers its fans more opportunity to get
 close to the action than does any other professional sport. Accessibility to athletes, along with a “free admission” model, puts riders and spectators eyeball to eyeball before, during and after the event.

Broadcast partner FOX Sports Network (FSN) will provide a total of 21 hours of national programming this year for the Tour of Utah, including 14 hours of live coverage. FSN can be seen locally on ROOT Sports.

KJZZ 14 Television will broadcast a 30-minute pre-show of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, beginning August 3 at 9 PM.

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