Up next here in the US, the Tour of Utah starts today with a 101 mile “flat” road race. Looking at the profile, it wouldn’t normally be labeled flat, with almost 5000 ft of climbing. But it’s pretty mellow compared to stages 2 and 4. With a team of strong climbers here, we’re looking forward to both of those days.
Stage 2 will be interesting with a hard climb 15 miles before the finish and then a mostly downhill run to the finish. We rode the descent on our preview ride yesterday and it’ll likely be long enough for a significant regrouping. Stage 4 has an insane 14,000 ft of climbing and the final climb to Snowbird is going to create some serious time gaps before the time trial the following day. The high altitude of the finish in Snowbird will definitely play a factor, but with several of us coming from Colorado, we should be in good shape.
We’re going in to this race with high hopes. With all of us coming in to good form, we’re gunning for stage wins. Hopefully starting today!