Nine Host Venues Selected for 2019 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah
“America’s Toughest Stage Race” for Pro Cycling Teams Features Overall Start at Snowbird Resort and Finish in Park City
SALT LAKE CITY (January 9, 2019) – Nine host venues across the northern mountains and valleys of Utah will comprise the 15th edition of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, the men’s professional cycling stage race. The Tour of Utah, known as “America’s Toughest Stage Race,” will feature seven days of racing from Monday, Aug. 12 to Sunday, Aug. 18.
Photo: Brent Bookwalter takes Tour of Utah Stage Two Victory in the 2017 Tour of Utah
Four ski resorts will host the Tour of Utah, starting the
Two venues will make their Tour of Utah debuts with North Logan City and North Salt Lake. The
“We are excited to have these nine host communities for the 2019 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Each community is a key player in showcasing the diverse beauty of our state,” said John Kimball, managing director of the Tour of Utah. “We are shaking up the traditional northern route with an overall start at Snowbird Resort. This provides an intriguing launch pad for the entire week, from a great setting for the Team Presentation to an uphill battle on the first day of racing for the leader’s jersey.”
Here is the lineup of host venues for the seven days of racing:
2019 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah
Stage 6 Sunday, Aug. 18 Park City
The 2019 Tour of Utah host venue video and additional information on the race is available at tourofutah.com. Details regarding each stage route, such as race mileage and formats, elevation gain, and start/finish times as well as spectator festivities, will be announced in the late spring.
The Tour of Utah changes its geographical configuration each year to introduce the sport of cycling to new communities across the state, as well as present diverse courses for the professional athletes. It is only the fifth time since the Tour began in 2004 that a Prologue, a short individual time trial, will be held on the opening day of competition. Snowbird Resort will see the return of the Tour for a 12th time, this year hosting the Team Presentation and the overall start for the first time. The venue has traditionally been used for its grueling six- mile climb in Little Cottonwood Canyon on the final weekend of the event.
The Tour makes its inaugural appearance at North Logan City for Stage 1 on Tuesday of race week. Located just 26 miles from the border of Idaho, North Logan City rests in the Cache Valley of northern Utah hugged by
Nearby Brigham City will host a stage start for a second time on Aug. 14. The finish line for Stage 2 will culminate over one of the steepest roads in Utah, taking riders to the top of Powder Mountain Resort on seven miles of pavement that push upwards of 16 percent in gradient. The only other time the Tour made this ascent was five years ago.
Stage 3 takes place in Davis County on Aug. 15. The day will begin on the largest island in the Great Salt Lake, which will be a fourth visit to Antelope Island State Park. The day will conclude for the first time in North Salt Lake, tucked into the western slopes of the Wasatch Range.
Salt Lake City takes center stage for a 12th time with Stage 4 on Friday, Aug. 16. Along with Snowbird Resort, Salt Lake City joins the short list of venues which have hosted the Tour of Utah most often.
Racing will conclude with two days in Park City. Canyons Village at Park City Mountain, a
In 2018, American Sepp Kuss of Team