Tour of Utah, August 7-12, 2012

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2012 Tour of Utah-August 7-12, 2012



2012 Tour of Utah-August 7-12, 2012

No prologue, a 22K TTT, 37,000 feet of climbing, a new finishing stage with final HC climb on Empire Pass at 10K, 9% followed with a technical descent right into Park City . Stage 5 (Queen Stage) finishes at up at Snowbird with a 11k 9% climb proceeded by a new 4K climb on the private Wolf Creek Ranch Road finishing on a 22%. sector.
Unique terrain from the dry Great Salt Lake Basin to the High Country of the Wasatch Moutains.

2 Hour Coverage Streaming Online: Link to come.

Stage maps and profiles are embedded. Links:
http://tourofutah.com/2012/stage-1
http://tourofutah.com/2012/stage-2
http://tourofutah.com/2012/stage-3
http://tourofutah.com/2012/stage-4
http://tourofutah.com/2012/stage-5
http://tourofutah.com/2012/stage-6

BMC
BOOKWALTER, Brent

FRANK, Mathias

SANTAROMITA, Ivan

SCHÄR, Michael
TSCHOPP, Johann

WARBASSE, Lawrence

FLUECKIGER, Mathias

Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda
DANIELSON, Thomas

FARRAR, Tyler
HAAS, Nathan

RATHE, Jacob

STETINA, Peter

VANDEVELDE, Christian

ZABRISKIE, David

MORTON, Lachlan

Liquigas-Cannondale
DUGGAN, Timothy*** 

AGNOLI, Valerio***

CARUSO, Damiano***

KING, Edward*** 

LONGO BORGHINI, Paolo*** 

BENFATTO, Marco*

Omega Pharma-Quick-Step
LEIPHEIMER,* Levi

VELITS, Martin

VELITS, Peter

BRAMMEIER, Matthew

HOORNE, Jeroen

CHICCHI, Francesco

Team RadioShack-Nissan Trek
HORNER, Christopher

BENNETT, George

BUSCHE, Matthew

KING, Benjamin

POSTHUMA, Joost

ROHREGGER, Thomas

VOIGT, Jens

ZAUGG, Oliver

Rabobank Cycling Team
KELDERMAN, Wilco

BOL, Jetse

KRUIJSWIJK, Steven

LEEZER, Thomas

MATTHEWS, Michael

SLAGTER, Tom Jelte

VAN WINDEN, Dennis
GOOS, Marc

Team Argos-Shimano
GRETSCH, Patrick

VAN ZANDBEEK, Ronan

STAMSNIJDER, Tom

HUGUET, Yann

BONNIN, Thomas

SPRICK, Matthieu

KLEMME, Dominic

AHLSTRAND, Jonas

Team NetApp
HUZARSKI, Bartosz

KOENIG, Leopold

SCHILLINGER, Andreas

BENEDETTI, Cesare

WYSS, Marcel

DIETZIKER, Andreas

HOLLENSTEIN, Reto

BRANDLE, Matthias

EPM-UNE (COL)
INFANTINO ABREU, Rafael

BAEZ ALVAREZ, Giovanni Manuel

COLORADO HERNANDEZ , Francisco Jarley

PEDRAZA MORALES, Walter Fernando
OYOLA OYOLA, Robigzon Leandro
PIAMONTE RODRIGUEZ, Freddy Orlando

BELTRAN SUAREZ, Eduard Alexander

GOMEZ PINEDA, Javier Eduardo

Team SpiderTech powered by C10 (CAN)
BOILY, David

DE LUNA, Flavio

EUSER, Lucas

FAIRLY, Caleb
HOULE,
Hugo
ROTH,
Ryan
ROUTLEY, Will

VANDBORG, Brian

Team Exergy (USA)
CARLSEN, Kirk

DIAZ CORRALES, Andres

COOKE, Mathew
GIANETTI, Noe
SCHMITT, Morgan

RODRIGUEZ, Fred

TVETCOV, Serghei

JOHNSON, Sam

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team (USA)
SUTHERLAND, Rory

CLARKE, Hilton

DEIGNAN, Philip

FORSTER, Robert

KEOUGH, Jacobe

DAY, Benjamin

JONES, Christopher

LOUDER, Jeffry

Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies (USA)
OPC/Kelly Benefit Strategies
ANTHONY, Jesse

BAJADALI, Andrew

CANDELARIO, Alexander

CREED, Michael
HAGA, Chad

MUMFORD, Reid

SALAS, Sebastian

ZWIZANSKI, Scott
 
Jun 1, 2011
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Libertine Seguros said:
Disappointing to see no Colombian teams, however this was a really good race last year, probably the only US race I look forward to.
look again...:rolleyes:

EPM-UNE (COL)

My eyes went over them too the first time.

Yes! to the best race in the US as I've hinted to Colorado in my signature.
 
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I'm so excited about the new Park City stage I can't even handle it. Guardsman Pass is gonna destroy some folks.
 
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Bye Bye Bicycle said:
It's still a Tour of Greater Salt Lake City, not a Tour of Utah. Which is a shame.

The start list is crap. For example Lachlan Morton is doing the Tour de Guadeloupe at the moment.
I actually like the format even though you're right about the route. Economical, but it leaves little lacking for a good stage race except for big crowds.
 
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never-nude said:
I'm so excited about the new Park City stage I can't even handle it. Guardsman Pass is gonna destroy some folks.
It looks as if the decsent comes straight down into Park City. What's the final K look like?
 
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Ogden is forecast to have temps at 33c for at least three days starting tomorrow. This is going to be a hot one with heat generated winds. With the prologue gone, the promoters have wasted no time on Stage 1 getting the climbs. The North Ogden Divide at 15% for 2 miles will feature a point of attack 12 miles from the finish. Hope for a winning break here, but I think a group of favorites will come together for the finish.

The team presentation is today so look for updates. Garmin's Tommy D will hopefully be back, but his form is a queestion mark. Jens Voigt will anchor the TTT for RSNT. Leipheimer will most likely show up good. Horner has a chance and seems to do well with full team support. The Columbian squad I think will be competitive, but I don't no much about them.

Surface temps on the Stage 2 TTT and Stage 3 which venture into the vey hot Great Salt Lake Basin could reach 120F.

I rode the National TT Championships in Tooele (too-willa) in 1991. Hot as Hades and a blast furnace winds. A good time is gaurnteed for all.
 
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Forunculo said:
Horner easily;)
Yep. He should be in the money with no ITT. The TTT is on moter race track. It should be intersting because it's has a lot of direction changes with no tight turns. The team that can adjust to the wind changes quickly (likely) will likely win it. I am making no predictions.
 
Jul 21, 2010
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Hate time zones. Easy enough if you are traveling yourself. Only know NY, London and the Middle East by heart as those are normally the ones I use.

Is this true?

Utah 1st stage 10:15 = Copenhagen, 18:15:00
 
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Opalius said:
Hate time zones. Easy enough if you are traveling yourself. Only know NY, London and the Middle East by heart as those are normally the ones I use.

Is this true?

Utah 1st stage 10:15 = Copenhagen, 18:15:00
Utah, like New Mexico, is two hours earlier than NY. Mountain Stardard Time.

Reference it minus 2 hours from NY.

10:15 is what the site is saying.
 
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BillytheKid said:
Utah, like New Mexico, is two hours earlier than NY. Mountain Stardard Time.

Reference it minus 2 hours from NY.

10:15 is what the site is saying.
I think they are broadcasting only the last two hours....
 
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Stage 2: 2010



Ceasar Grajales (On The Rivet) on the climb to the finish leading Levi Leipheimer.


The Venue.

Will Leimpheimer show up after a troubled season? Horner gets his chance. Tommy D is back good or bad? So much for the north Americans...who else will contend.
 
We are having a hot week here. This should be a brutal race.

The Empire Pass climb on Sunday will be superb to watch. I don't think people know what a rough climb that is. Should be a very fast descent. We had an uphill time trial series every other Thursday there about 3 years ago.

Hopefully no major fires. Right now we have one fire in the valley that has caused mandatory evacuations. Nothing up north in Ogden or in the Park City area. If we have a fire, the valley traps all that smoke making cycling very unpleasant.
 

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