Stage 1 will return to the Cache Valley in northern Utah for a third time, and an inaugural visit to North Logan City. The Tuesday, Aug. 13 contest features a completely new 86.9-mile (139.9 km) course that traverses the western slopes of the Bear River Mountains for 4,310 feet of elevation gain. The first Utah Sports Commission Sprint line of the week will be contested in downtown Newton. Then the peloton will make two circuits around Little Mountain, passing less than 10 miles south of the Idaho state line. On each circuit outside Trenton, the first two Utah Office of Tourism King of the Mountain (KOM) points will be awarded.
After the final pass through Newton, the race will follow Sam Fellow Road to Airport Road and re-enter North Logan City for five fast and furious finishing laps. Rolling in a clockwise direction, the cyclists will pass the finish line area at Meadow View Park on each lap, which is 7.2 miles (11.6 km) in length. Notable on this first of five laps will be the final Sprint and KOM points of the stage. Each swoop around the circuit should take 15-18 minutes to complete, providing spectators with a full hour of action in downtown North Logan City.