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August 7/14 21:51 pm - Tour of Utah: Stage 4


Posted by Editoress on 08/7/14
 

Defending Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah champion Tom Danielson (USA) of Team Garmin-Sharp powered away from an elite group of riders to win Stage 4 presented by Workers Compensation Fund on Thursday. Danielson soloed to victory on the  epic climb of Powder Mountain in the final three kilometers to finish with a time of 4 hours, 18 minutes and 53 seconds.

 

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Chris Horner wins

Stage 4 photo gallery

 

The American broke away from Lampre-Merida’s Chris Horner (USA), who he had battled last year on the slopes of Little Cottonwood Canyon, with three kilometers to go on the climb. The stage win for Danielson put him in the Larry H. Miller Dealerships overall leader’s jersey, with a 57-second advantage on the General Classification over Horner. BMC Racing Team’s Ben Hermans (Belgium) finished second on the stage, with Horner on his wheel for third.

“Winning a stage like that after your teammates gut themselves for you like that, there’s no better feeling in the world. We were under a lot of pressure. We have a young team here and lot of guys who just came here from the Tour. The team really stepped up today,” Danielson said after donning the race leader’s jersey. “Hats off to the Tour of Utah for putting together a really complex stage, and throwing a lot at us.”

As expected, the first mountain-top finish of the 2014 Tour of Utah brought chaos to the overall standings. Jure Kocjan (SLO), Team SmartStop, who wore the Larry H. Miller Dealerships leader’s jersey for two stages, dropped to 41st on G.C., more than 24 minutes off the lead. Michael Schär (SUI), BMC Racing Team, dropped from second to 19th and previous third-place rider Serghei Tvetcov (ROU), Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis, moved to 14th on G.C.  2011 Tour de France champion Cadel Evans (AUS) of BMC Racing Team slipped to 9th on G.C., 2:43 off the pace.

Starting in downtown Ogden, Stage 4 presented by Workers Compensation Fund passed the North Ogden Divide twice and mixed in a few loops around Pineview Reservoir. The 104.7-mile course concluded with a climb upward to Powder Mountain’s 8,156-foot finish line.

Bissell Development Team rider Tanner Putt, who resides in Park City, Utah, lost his spot in the Top 10 and his Subaru Best Young Rider jersey after finishing 16:15 back and in 34th place overall. The Subaru Best Young Rider jersey will be worn on Friday by Clement Chevrier (FRA) of Trek Factory Racing.

Tour of Utah press release

Stage 4: Ogden to Powder Mountain, 168.5km
1 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Sharp 4:18:53
2 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team at 0:57
3 Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre-Merida s.t.
4 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida 1:47
5 Alex Diniz Correia (Bra) Funvic Brasilinvest-Sao Jose Dos Campos 2:07
6 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team s.t.
7 George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale 2:26
8 Carter Jones (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 2:31
9 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 2:48
10 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 2:51
11 Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing 2:56
12 Christopher Butler (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team 3:03
13 Rob Britton (Can) Team SmartStop 3:38
14 Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 4:11
15 Daniel Alexander Jaramillo Diez (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home 4:16
16 Serghei Tvetcov (Rou) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 4:19
17 Clement Chevrier (Fra) Trek Factory Racing 4:44
18 Dion Smith (NZl) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team 5:26
19 Logan Swirbul (USA) Bissell Development Team 5:37
20 Jai Crawford (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 5:45
 
GC
1 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Sharp 18:42:53
2 Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre-Merida 0:57
3 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team s.t.
4 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida 1:47
5 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 2:07
6 Alex Diniz Correia (Bra) Funvic Brasilinvest-Sao Jose Dos Campos s.t.
7 George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale 2:26
8 Carter Jones (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 2:31
9 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 2:43
10 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 2:51
11 Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing 2:56
12 Christopher Butler (USA) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team 3:03
13 Rob Britton (Can) Team SmartStop 3:57
14 Serghei Tvetcov (Rou) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 4:10
15 Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 4:11
16 Daniel Alexander Jaramillo Diez (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home 4:16
17 Clement Chevrier (Fra) Trek Factory Racing 4:44
18 Dion Smith (NZl) Hincapie Sportswear Development Team 5:26
19 Michael Schär (Sui) BMC Racing Team 5:35
20 Jai Crawford (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 5:45


Jerseys

• Larry H. Miller Dealerships Overall Leader – Tom Danielson (USA), Garmin-Sharp
• Utah Sports Commission Sprint Leader – Moreno Hofland (NED), Belkin-Pro Cycling
• Ski Utah King of the Mountain Leader – Robin Carpenter (USA), Hincapie Sportswear Development
• Subaru Best Young Rider – Clement Chevrier (FRA), Trek Factory Racing
• Vivint Most Aggressive Rider – Alex Diniz (BRA), Funvic Brasilinvest-Sao Jose Dos Campos
• America First Credit Union Fan Favorite – Robbie Squire (USA), Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home
• Washakie Renewable Energy Best Team – Lampre-Merida