2015 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah

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Another Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is in the books, with all of the ups and downs you would expect from one of the country’s top three cycling events. The week long Tour of Utah features some of the world’s best professional bike riders and teams competing on Utah’s most challenging terrain, with many of the racers recently returning from the Tour de France. Each day racers would start and end in different cities throughout northern Utah such as Logan, Brigham City, Bountiful, Salt Lake City, and Park City.

The Tour of Utah is a one-week stage race, and the riders race every day, totaling 712 miles and over 51,000 feet of climbing. The Tour of Utah is estimated to generate over $20 million in economic activity for the state of Utah.

Below you will find my favorite photos I took during this year’s edition of the Tour of Utah.

Racers fly up and down Salt Lake City streets during the downtown circuit race held on August 7, 2015
Racers fly up and down Salt Lake City streets during the downtown circuit race held on August 7, 2015
Park City native Tanner Putt, racing with United Healthcare, greets family and friends prior to the start of the race
Park City native Tanner Putt, racing with United Healthcare, greets family and friends prior to the start of the race
Utahan Tanner Putt put in several strong performances throughout the week, including a breakaway on the final day's stage.
Utahn Tanner Putt put in several strong performances throughout the week, including a breakaway on the final day’s stage.
Racers came from all around the world to race this year's edition of the Tour of Utah.
Racers came from all around the world to race this year’s edition of the Tour of Utah.

Racing past the capitol

Flying past Eagle Gate Monument

Riders had to race up Zane Avenue, at over 20% grade one of the steepest streets in the city.
Riders had to race up Zane Avenue, at over 20% grade one of the steepest streets in the city.
Pain on the racers' faces was a common sight as they struggled to get up Zane Avenue.
Pain on the racers’ faces was a common sight as they struggled to get up Zane Avenue.

Zane Avenue

Zane Avenue

Taylor Phinney battles up Zane

Racers zoom past the city cemetery on 11th Avenue before they turn and head back into downtown.
Racers zoom past the city cemetery on 11th Avenue before they turn and head back into downtown.
Alex Howes, with Cannondale Garmin, races past the Capitol building
Alex Howes, with Cannondale Garmin, races past the Capitol building.
24 year-old American Joe Dombrowski  won this year's edition of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah.
24 year-old American Joe Dombrowski won this year’s edition of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah.

 

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