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August 6/13 19:03 pm - Tour of Utah: Stage 1

Posted by Editoress on 08/6/13

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) launched himself with little less than a kilometer to go and the BMC Racing Team found itself right where it was a year ago – atop the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah podium with the race's overall leader. Van Avermaet's attack on the final lap in Cedar City caught the peloton off guard as he powered away from the field to not only capture a solo victory in Stage One presented by Zions Bank, but also take the Larry H. Miller Dealerships leader's jersey.

"I saw the finish yesterday and it wasn't such a great finish for me because it was downhill. I thought guys like (Michael) Matthews could beat me. So I tried to do it differently and went in the last kilometer. It was already hard and I attacked. I came into the last corner with a gap and then I was just pedaling to finish. I'm happy that I won," said Van Avermaet.  The Belgian, who spent the last week in Park City acclimatizing to the altitude, is focusing on stage wins in his first appearance at the Tour of Utah.

Orica GreenEDGE's Michael Matthews and Hincapie Sportswear Development Team's Tyler Magner rounded out the podium for Stage One presented by Zions Bank.

Christopher Jones (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) and Michael Torckler (Bissell Pro Cycling) attacked early in the stage that started in Brian Head and spent most of the day off the front in a two-man breakaway.  They built a lead that grew to nearly 10 minutes, before being caught with just a few miles to go in the 112-mile stage.  Attacks flew at the front of the pack to the pleasure of an enthusiastic crowd lining the roads of the finishing circuit in Cedar City, known as Festival City.

Though the break didn't last to the finish line, the riders were rewarded for their efforts. Torckler earned the Ski Utah King of the Mountain (KOM) jersey for his Bissell Pro Cycling team and Jones, with the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team, claimed the Vivint Most Aggressive Rider jersey.

Magner, the reigning USA U23 criterium champion, took possession of the Subaru Best Young Rider jersey for his efforts. Matthews will wear the XO Communications Sprint leader's jersey, after piloting the field sprint behind Van Avermaet.

Van Avermaet is the race's overall leader heading into Stage Two presented by the Utah Office of Tourism with Matthews second. Thanks to picking up a few sprint points during his time in the breakaway, Jones is third in the general classification standings also four second back, while Magner is fourth – six seconds behind Van Avermaet.

Wednesday is Stage Two presented by Utah Office of Tourism, the longest stage of the week. This 131-mile ride from Panguitch to Torrey rolls through southern Utah's rural landscape. With 9,877 feet of climbing and scenic views from Bryce Canyon National Park and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Stage Two will begin at 10 a.m. MT. The peloton is expected to finish at approximately 3:45 p.m. MT.

Stage 1: Brian Head to Cedar City, 179.1km
1 Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) 4:11:00
2 Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team)
3 Tyler Magner (Hincapie Sportswear Development Team)
4 Eric Young (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
5 Kiel Reijnen (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)
6 Joseph Lewis (Hincapie Sportswear Development Team)
7 Jasper Stuyven (Bontrager Cycling Team)
8 Christopher Baldwin (Bissell Pro Cycling)
9 Fred Rodriguez (Jelly Belly Cycling p/b Kenda)
10 Jeffry Louder (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)
11 Michel Koch (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
12 Chad Beyer (Champion System Pro Cycling)
13 Gavin Mannion (Bontrager Cycling Team)
14 Nelson Oliveira (RadioShack-Leopard-Trek)
15 Ryan Roth (Champion System Pro Cycling)
16 Benjamin King (RadioShack-Leopard-Trek)
17 Juraj Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
18 Michael Schaer (BMC Racing Team)
19 Stefano Agostini (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
20 Alexander Candelario (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
21 Gregory Brenes Obando (Champion System Pro Cycling)
22 Jesse Anthony (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
23 Luis Romero Amaran (Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home)
24 Max Jenkins (5-hour Energy p/b Kenda)
25 Tommy Nankervis (Bissell Pro Cycling)
26 Thomas Danielson (Team Garmin-Sharp)
27 Christopher Horner (RadioShack-Leopard-Trek)
28 Craig Lewis (Champion System Pro Cycling)
29 Francisco Mancebo (5-hour Energy p/b Kenda)
30 Matthew Busche (RadioShack-Leopard-Trek)
31 Carter Jones (Bissell Pro Cycling)
32 Jeremy Vennell (Bissell Pro Cycling)
33 Chad Haga (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
34 Edward King (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
35 Christian Vandevelde (Team Garmin-Sharp)
36 Benjamin Day (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)
37 Serghei Tvetcov (Jelly Belly Cycling p/b Kenda)
38 Joey Rosskopf (Hincapie Sportswear Development Team)
39 Jacques Janse van Rensburg (MTN Qhubeka)
40 Lawrence Warbasse (BMC Racing Team)
41 Peter Stetina (Team Garmin-Sharp)
42 Ryder Hesjedal (Team Garmin-Sharp)
43 Jakub Novak (BMC Racing Team)
44 Alex Diniz Correia (Funvic Brasilinvest São José Dos Campos)
45 Lucas Euser (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)
46 Yannick Eijssen (BMC Racing Team)
47 Morgan Schmitt (Jelly Belly Cycling p/b Kenda)
48 Phil Gaimon (Bissell Pro Cycling)
49 David Zabriskie (Team Garmin-Sharp)
50 Stephen Cummings (BMC Racing Team)
51 Philip Deignan (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)
52 Flavio Cardoso Santos (Funvic Brasilinvest São José Dos Campos)
53 Tiago Machado (RadioShack-Leopard-Trek)
54 Andres Diaz (5-hour Energy p/b Kenda)
55 Jens Voigt (RadioShack-Leopard-Trek)
56 Magno Prado Nazaret (Funvic Brasilinvest São José Dos Campos)
57 Lachlan David Morton (Team Garmin-Sharp)
58 Taylor Shelden (5-hour Energy p/b Kenda)
59 Chris Butler (Champion System Pro Cycling)
60 Lawson Craddock (Bontrager Cycling Team)
61 Connor O'Leary (Bontrager Cycling Team)
62 Wesley Sulzberger (Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team)
63 Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (MTN Qhubeka)
64 Matthias Krizek (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
65 Christopher Jones (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)
66 George Bennett (RadioShack-Leopard-Trek)
67 Tyler Wren (Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home)
68 Alex Hagman (Jelly Belly Cycling p/b Kenda)
69 Andzs Flaksis (Bontrager Cycling Team)
70 Nathaniel English (5-hour Energy p/b Kenda)
71 Rohan Dennis (Team Garmin-Sharp)
72 Nathan Wilson (Bontrager Cycling Team)
73 Martin Wesemann (MTN Qhubeka)
74 James Stemper (5-hour Energy p/b Kenda)
75 Marsh Cooper (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
76 Louis Meintjes (MTN Qhubeka)
77 Kristian Sbaragli (MTN Qhubeka)
78 James Driscoll (Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home)
79 Oscar Clark (Hincapie Sportswear Development Team)
80 Meron Russom (MTN Qhubeka)
81 Jonathan Clarke (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)
82 Christiaan Kriek (Jelly Belly Cycling p/b Kenda)
83 Alessandro Bazzana (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)
84 Robert Sweeting (5-hour Energy p/b Kenda)
85 Emerson Oronte (Jelly Belly Cycling p/b Kenda)
86 Joseph Scmaltz (Hincapie Sportswear Development Team)
87 Nathan Brown (Bontrager Cycling Team)
88 Ryota Nishizono (Champion System Pro Cycling)
89 Nariyuki Masuda (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
90 Gang Xu (Champion System Pro Cycling)
91 Tiago Fiorilli (Funvic Brasilinvest São José Dos Campos)
92 Tanner Putt (Bontrager Cycling Team) all s.t.
93 Robin Carpenter (Hincapie Sportswear Development Team) 0:23
94 Baden Cooke (Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team)
95 Luis Davila (Enrique Jelly Belly Cycling p/b Kenda) both s.t.
96 David Williams (5-hour Energy p/b Kenda) 0:27
97 Andy Baker (Hincapie Sportswear Development Team) 0:29
98 Jim Songezo (MTN Qhubeka) 0:32
99 Janier Alexis Acevedo (Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home) 0:35
100 Michael Hepburn (Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team) 0:38
101 Bulgareli Otavio (Funvic Brasilinvest São José Dos Campos)
102 Jeremy Durrin (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) both s.t.
103 Michael Friedman (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 0:42
104 Pat Mccarty (Bissell Pro Cycling) 0:48
105 Tomas Vaitkus (Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team) 0:55
106 Julien Taramarcaz (BMC Racing Team) 1:05
107 Ramiro Cabrera Gonzalez (Funvic Brasilinvest São José Dos Campos) s.t.
108 Matt Cooke (Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home) 1:49
109 Benjamin Zawacki (Hincapie Sportswear Development Team) s.t.
110 Fu Shiu Cheung (Champion System Pro Cycling) 2:25
111 Francisco Chamorro (Funvic Brasilinvest São José Dos Campos) s.t.
112 Ian Burnett (Jelly Belly Cycling p/b Kenda) 2:31
113 Jason Mccartney (Bissell Pro Cycling) s.t.
114 Michael Torckler (Bissell Pro Cycling) 3:20
115 Sam Bewley (Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team) 4:49
116 Damian Howson (Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team) s.t.
117 Hayden Roulston (RadioShack-Leopard-Trek) 5:17
118 Carson Miller (Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home) 8:56
119 Ruben Companioni (Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home)
120 Juan José Haedo (Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home) both s.t.
121 Antonio Garnero (Funvic Brasilinvest São José Dos Campos) 11:05


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