Along with the expansion to seven full days of racing this August, the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah professional cycling event will broaden its geographical footprint to 12 host cities and venues across two western states. At a press conference today on the campus of University of Utah, organizers of the Tour of Utah announced three first-time venues for the 10th anniversary of the event, including an inaugural expansion beyond the borders of Utah. This year’s week-long sporting event will extend from the red rock spires of Cedar City in southern Utah to the peaks of the Uinta Mountains outside Evanston, Wyoming.
The 2014 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah will take place August 4-10, sanctioned by both USA Cycling and the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale). Known as “America’s Toughest Stage RaceTM”, the Tour of Utah annually features more than 600 miles of racing and 38,000 feet of climbing. The Tour of Utah continues to be sanctioned by the UCI as one of the top professional cycling events in North America, a 2.1-rated UCI American Tour stage race.
The Overall Start on Monday, August 4 returns to southern Utah. Cedar City, known as “Festival City, USA,” hosted the finish line for Stage One last year. This summer Cedar City, home to Southern Utah University and the Utah Shakespeare Festival, will host the start and finish for Stage One, as well as pre-race festivities on the weekend, such as the Team Presentation Event.
Learn more about Tour of Utah at http://www.tourofutah.com/