LAYTON—The route for Stage 3 of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah professional bike race in Davis County has been finalized. The stage will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9.
True to its nickname as “America’s Toughest Stage Race,” the race will dish out 536 miles of racing and 43,780 feet of elevation gain this summer. Detailed maps and informational videos are now available online for the seven-day, men’s professional cycling stage race on Aug. 6-12.
Stage 3 presented by America First Credit Union on Thursday, Aug. 9 is the longest stage of the week at 104 miles (167.4 km). A new start on the far end of Antelope Island takes place at the Garr Ranch. It is the third time the Tour has started on the island that boasts more than 600 American Bison and large herds of mule deer. After a wind-swept seven miles over the causeway to cross the Great Salt Lake’s Farmington Bay to the mainland, the race will serpentine through Davis County to the new finish in Layton.
It is the fourth consecutive year for Davis County to host the Tour, featuring an abundance of turns and a variety road widths that make for a tough and stressful day for the racers. Sprint lines will be contested once in Syracuse and twice in Farmington. One short, steep KOM up the Bountiful Bench could be the launching pad for a late breakaway. On the return stretch from Bountiful to the finish in Layton, the race will pass through Hill Air Force Base for a second year. After three circuits through Layton Commons Park, a stage winner will be crowned on North Wasatch Drive across from the park.
The Tour of Utah course will offer a total of nine Utah Office of Tourism King of the Mountain (KOM) climbs. It is the fifth time in 14 years that the Tour has included more than 43,000 feet of climbing.
Start times for Stages 1-6 vary to accommodate live national television on FOX Sports Network (FSN), which will broadcast the final two hours of action each day in the 2-4 p.m. MT time slot. All seven days of racing will be shown live by TourTracker presented by Adobe free of charge on mobile devices and the Tour’s website. More details regarding regional programming will be made available in July.
The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is free to all spectators, one of the most unique professional sports in the world today. The Tour of Utah remains a 2.HC-rated stage race on the UCI America Tour, making it one of the premier events for professional cycling teams in North America.
Registration for The Ultimate Challenge presented by University of Utah Health is available online for $140, with a team discount offered for groups of eight or more. More information about the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and The Ultimate Challenge can be found by visiting www.tourofutah.com.