America’s toughest stage race is back airing for the first time on BIKE

Tour of Utah

The Tour of Utah returns with four WorldTour teams, headlining the seven stage race across the Western state. And BIKE brings you all the action for the first time, with LIVE coverage every evening from 5pm on Stage One and 9pm for the rest of the race.

The Tour of Utah is one of only five UCI-sanctioned, multi-stage, North American pro cycling events. Showcasing some of the world’s most prestigious teams and cyclists for seven days in August, this event now attracts worldwide attention as the top international cycling event that follows the Tour de France. Nearly a decade since its opening circuit, the Tour of Utah stands shoulder to shoulder with the most prestigious professional bicycle stage race events as our answer to the greatest cycling challenges the world has to offer.

Cannondale-Drapac look to make it four consecutive Tour of Utah wins, but with the quality of this year’s start-list it’s a big ambition. Former Vuelta & Giro champions, alongside Monument champions and a wealth of rising talent from the US and further afield, make this edition the most competitive yet.

Start List Highlights

Cannondale-Drapac Three consecutive Tour of Utah wins

Joe Dombrowski – 2015 Tour of Utah winner

Andrew Talansky

BMC Racing

Darwin Atapuma

Joey Rosskopf

Trek-Segafredo 

Peter Stetina

Nippo-Vini Fantini

Damiano Cunego – Giro d’Italia winner 2004

United Healthcare 

Matthew Busche – 2nd in Tour of Utah 2012

ONE Pro Cycling

James Oram

Dion Smith

Axeon Hagens Berman 

Tao Geoghegan-Hart

Lupus Racing

Chris Horner – Vuelta a Espana winner 2013, twice Tour of Utah runner-up

Jelly Belly

Lachlan Morton

 

Every stage this year presents a challenging parcours. No time trial and only one flatter stage, it will be a true test of team-work and strength.

Stage Elevation Profiles

Stage One – 5pm

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Stage Two – 9pm

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Stage Three – 9pm

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Stage Four – 9pm

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Stage Five – 9pm

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Stage Six – 9pm

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Stage Seven – 9pm

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Miss the LIVE action on BIKE? No problem – we’re showing it again at 11am the following morning the day after the stage. So there’s no excuse for missing any of America’s toughest stage race.

For more stage info and full start list head over to the Tour of Utah’s website.

Tour of Utah

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