Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 14, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Sagan wins wet and wild Suisse stage; Bole wins overall at Tour of Korea; Explosive claims that UCI official alerted others to police operations against hidden motors; UCI to study claims that its technical manager compromised French hidden motor; German cycling champ Rudi Altig passes away; The route for the 2016 Tour of Utah? A week of tough climbing; Rohan Dennis extends with BMC; Cyclist suffers serious eye injury after being hit by egg thrown from car; Behind the scenes with Sylvain Dillier; Hanging out with Team Wiggins for a day

The route for the 2016 Tour of Utah? A week of tough climbing

by Michael Better

he 2016 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah will continue to stake its claim as “America’s Toughest Stage Race,” as the seven-stage race will feature 16,139 metres (52,951 feet) of climbing over the 1,133km (704-mile) course.

In its 12th year, and fourth as a UCI stage race, the 2.HC event will run from August 1-7 and will feature riders who come to race Utah fresh off the Tour de France.

Joe Dombrowski (Cannondale), who won the 2015 race in dominant fashion, is expected to return and defend his title. The skinny climber from Virginia finished alone atop the Little Cottonwood Canyon at Snowbird Ski Resort to capture the leader’s jersey on the penultimate stage. The climb hosts a stage finish again this year.

“Now in the 12th year of racing, the Tour of Utah has established itself as one of the most awe-inspiring, rolling postcards in North America for a professional sporting event,” said Jenn Andrs, executive director.

“From the iconic red rock scenery and lush national forests, Utah’s spectacular and diverse scenery will shine on the world stage with the sport’s best riders, many of them coming from the Tour de France. The opportunity to bring high-caliber racing to our fans and partners here in the United States is tremendous.”

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