2012 Tour of Utah, Stage 5, Park Center to Snowbird, 162.8 Km

Jun 1, 2011
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This should be an epic day and is the Queen stage of this Tour. An early break will go and could stay way till the final climb, but all for the day should be decided on the final uphill.

Four catagorized climbs mark this stage, but the last to Snowbird at some 11 km, the last 5.5 of which are at 9% will most likely decided the day. Look for a return of the Columbians, but other surprisers might arise. Garmin's Tom Danielson is their best climber and stands poised to to take the lead. Radio Shack Nissan's Chris Horner singled at the TTT that he's tired, but looked attentive on yesterday stage and even received a bike from a teammate in the last Ks showing that he's still game. I not counting anyone out today. The possible surprisers are many.

Fire at will today if, unfortuantely, I have to miss the festivities.

http://tourofutah.com/2012/stage-5

Live streming; http://tourtracker.tourofutah.com/

Start time: 11:10 MST, 1:10 EST
 
Sep 13, 2010
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Breaks trying to form on the way to Kamas. People flying off the front. They had a large group of 22, but I think it's all together... sort of.
 
Sep 13, 2010
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Alex Howes hit the deck, continues, but looks banged up a bit. He was the winner of this stage in 2010. He's a tough dude.
 
Oct 23, 2011
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This stream is just so good. :)

All races should have streams like this.

This race even has a good parcour, unlike other American races!

Forget about California or that boring race with a lame name that I can't remember that was hyped so much last year because of altitude but turned out extremely boring. Utah's the way to go! :)
 
May 3, 2011
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Maaaaaaaarten said:
This stream is just so good. :)

All races should have streams like this.

This race even has a good parcour, unlike other American races!

Forget about California or that boring race with a lame name that I can't remember that was hyped so much last year because of altitude but turned out extremely boring. Utah's the way to go! :)
Agree 100%

So much better than Cali. Miss Sergio Henao this year though
 
They're about to pass right by our old neighborhood. I've ridden this climb dozens of times. You can easily hit 90kmh on the descent.

They will descend, flat for 1k, then start climbing up to Wasatch Blvd. Rolling on Wasatch, then straight up on Snowbird.

Hard part DOES NOT start at the bottom.
 
For anyone reading, Snowbird is like this.

First 1.5k are not bad, maybe 5%. Then it ramps up for the next 5k at 10-13%. Then it flattens out a bit to 5% again, Ramps up right before Snowbird.

That's not really the end of the climb, just where the stage ends. The road continues to the ski resort at Alta, then the road turns to pave for another 1k to the hiking trail at Catherine Lake.
 
Jul 10, 2010
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It sure is nice that we are getting coverage of these smaller races. This has been a fantastic year for race coverage - with Eurosport broadcasting since the spring classics, and now this Tour-tracker for the US races.

I'll take this small stuff any day - good competition.
 

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