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August 12/19 19:59 pm - Piccoli Wins Tour of Utah Prologue


Posted by Editoress on 08/12/19
 

Canadian James Piccoli (Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling) was the fastest man at Snowbird Resort in Monday's opening day for the 2019 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Piccoli won the 3.2-mile (5.3-kilometre) Prologue presented by Zions Bank in a time of 8 minutes, 37 seconds.

"We're really happy that we came away with the first stage of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. It's a great confidence boost going into the week. For sure, seven seconds is not going to be the difference this week between winning and losing with some of the climbs coming up, which are quite beautiful, but also quite hard. But it's a great way to start the week," said Piccoli. He will wear the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies Overall Leader's jersey on Tuesday.

"I'd like to personally thank everyone from Larry H. Miller Sports and Entertainment for putting their faith in us two years ago. What they don't know is that they saved my cycling career," added Piccoli, who finished 10th overall at the 2017 Tour of Utah. "I was probably going to stop cycling and then the team, Elevate-KHS, got an invite here (in Utah), and they signed me for this race specifically. If Elevate-KHS wasn't invited to this race, I probably wouldn't be a cyclist right now."

American Lawson Craddock (EF Education First) finished six seconds back in second place. Romanian time trial champion Serghei Tvetcov (Worthy Pro Cycling), who was third overall in 2017, finished in third.

"It was a really tough prologue. I came to see it with our team Elevate-KHS a couple of days ago and since then I've ridden it a couple of times, trying to refine my pacing strategy," Piccoli explained. "It was quite complicated with the altitude here at Snowbird and the corners, and the tricky up and down pacing strategy so I rode it a couple of times, a couple of times hard, and every time I got closer to what I wanted to do and today it ended up working out."

A total of 25 riders are now separated by 30 seconds at the top of the standings, making for an exciting opening to the 15th edition of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah.

Joe Dombrowski (EF Education First), the overall winner of the 2015 Tour of Utah, is 15 seconds back in seventh place. The 2017 Tour of Utah champion, Canadian Rob Britton (Rally UHC Cycling), is in 14th place, 18 seconds down. Australian Lachlan Morton (EF Education First), the 2016 winner, sits in 16thplace, 21 seconds back.

Finishing fourth, Portugal's Under-23 national champion João Almeida (Hagens Berman Axeon) claimed the WCF Insurance Best Young Rider jersey, and the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Most Aggressive Rider jersey. 303 Project's Antonio Baca of Mexico was voted the America First Credit Union Fan Favorite, in the category of International Rider. Tvetcov claimed the Utah Sports Commission Sprint jersey and Craddock was awarded the Utah Office of Tourism King of the Mountain jersey.



Results

Prologue: Snowbird Resort, 5.3 km Time Gap
1 James Piccoli (Can) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 0:08:37.590     
0:00
2 Lawson Craddock (USA) EF Education First 0:08:43.140 0:05.55
3 Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Floyd's Pro Cycling 0:08:43.590 0:06.00
4 Jo„o Almeida (Por) Hagens Berman Axeon 0:08:43.860 0:06.27
5 Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 0:08:49.500 0:11.91
6 Gavin Mannion (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 0:08:52.130 0:14.54
7 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) EF Education First 0:08:52.200 0:14.61
8 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling Academy 0:08:53.060 0:15.47
9 Keegan Swirbul (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling 0:08:54.260 0:16.67
10 Travis Mccabe (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling 0:08:54.980 0:17.39
11 Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy 0:08:55.160 0:17.57
12 Alex Hoehn (USA) Aevolo 0:08:55.340 0:17.75
13 Stephen Bassett (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 0:08:55.970 0:18.38
14 Rob Britton (Can) Rally UHC Cycling 0:08:56.890 0:19.30
15 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo 0:08:57.850 0:20.26
16 Lachlan Morton (Aus) EF Education First 0:08:58.970 0:21.38
17 Kevin Vermaerke (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 0:08:59.850 0:22.26
18 Alex Howes (USA) EF Education First 0:09:00.340 0:22.75
19 Scott Bowden (Aus) Team Bridgelane 0:09:01.960 0:24.37
20 Brendan Rhim (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 0:09:04.760 0:27.17
21 Griffin Easter (USA) 303 Project 0:09:04.870 0:27.28
22 Evan Huffman (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 0:09:05.430 0:27.84
23 Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:09:06.510 0:28.92
24 Matteo Badilatti (Sui) Israel Cycling Academy 0:09:06.690 0:29.10
25 Hayden Mccormick (NZl) Team Bridgelane 0:09:07.120 0:29.53
26 Dylan Sunderland (Aus) Team Bridgelane 0:09:08.200 0:30.61
27 Travis Samuel (Can) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 0:09:09.740 0:32.15
28 Nigel Ellsay (Can) Rally UHC Cycling 0:09:10.980 0:33.39
29 Samuel Bassetti (USA) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 0:09:11.120 0:33.53
30 Alec Cowan (Can) Floyd's Pro Cycling 0:09:11.140 0:33.55
31 Joseph Cooper (NZl) Team Bridgelane 0:09:11.420 0:33.83
32 Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Israel Cycling Academy 0:09:11.790 0:34.20
33 Dayer Quintana (Col) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 0:09:12.330 0:34.74
34 Edward Anderson (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 0:09:13.220 0:35.63
35 Gregory Daniel (USA) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 0:09:14.020 0:36.43
36 Jordan Cheyne (Can) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 0:09:14.630 0:37.04
37 Gabriel Francisco Rojas Campos (CRc) Aevolo 0:09:14.660 0:37.07
38 Eric Brunner (USA) Aevolo 0:09:14.670 0:37.08
39 Tanner Putt (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 0:09:14.800 0:37.21
40 Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Esp) Kometa Cycling Team 0:09:14.930 0:37.34
41 George Simpson (USA) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 0:09:15.130 0:37.54
42 Sebastian Schonberger (Aut) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 0:09:16.850 0:39.26
43 Benjamin Wolfe (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 0:09:17.830 0:40.24
44 Samuel Boardman (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 0:09:18.190 0:40.60
45 Nathan Earle (Aus) Israel Cycling Academy 0:09:18.590 0:41:00
46 Tyler Lindorff (Aus) Team Bridgelane 0:09:18.780 0:41.19
47 Eder Frayre Moctezuma (Mex) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 0:09:18.940 0:41.35
48 Thomas Revard (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 0:09:19.600 0:42.01
49 Cullen Easter (USA) 303 Project 0:09:20.060 0:42.47
50 Tyler Magner (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 0:09:21.340 0:43.75
51 Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 0:09:21.770 0:44.18
52 Pablo AndrÈs Alarcon Cares (Chi) Canel's-Specialized 0:09:22.400 0:44.81
53 Umberto Marengo (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 0:09:22.740 0:45.15
54 Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 0:09:23.130 0:45.54
55 Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 0:09:24.040 0:46.45
56 Eric Young (USA) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 0:09:24.050 0:46.46
57 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) Floyd's Pro Cycling 0:09:24.060 0:46.47
58 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo 0:09:24.160 0:46.57
59 Ulises Alfredo Castillo Soto (Mex) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 0:09:24.460 0:46.87
60 Simone Velasco (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 0:09:24.740 0:47.15
61 Chris Harper (Aus) Team Bridgelane 0:09:24.800 0:47.21
62 Dominik Bauer (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 0:09:25.550 0:47.96
63 Noah Granigan (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling 0:09:26.410 0:48.82
64 Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 0:09:26.420 0:48.83
65 Andrew Vollmer (USA) Aevolo 0:09:26.580 0:48.99
66 James Whelan (Aus) EF Education First 0:09:27.030 0:49.44
67 Cole Davis (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 0:09:27.290 0:49.70
68 Tony Baca (Mex) 303 Project 0:09:27.300 0:49.71
69 Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 0:09:27.330 0:49.74
70 Emile Jean (Can) Floyd's Pro Cycling 0:09:28.470 0:50.88
71 Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 0:09:28.690 0:51.10
72 Matthew Zimmer (USA) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 0:09:29.780 0:52.19
73 Michael Rice (Aus) Hagens Berman Axeon 0:09:30.190 0:52.60
74 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 0:09:30.200 0:52.61
75 Austin Stephens (USA) 303 Project 0:09:30.740 0:53.15
76 Justin Alexander Oien (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 0:09:31.100 0:53.51
77 Ayden Toovey (Aus) Team Bridgelane 0:09:32.530 0:54.94
78 Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:09:33.360 0:55.77
79 Filippo Fiorelli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 0:09:34.140 0:56.55
80 Taylor (T.J.) Eisenhart (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 0:09:34.460 0:56.87
81 Jean-Denis Thibault (Can) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 0:09:35.990 0:58.40
82 Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 0:09:36.040 0:58.45
83 Scott McGill (USA) Aevolo 0:09:40.110 1:02.52
84 Nicolas Debeaumarche (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 0:09:40.460 1:02.87
85 Isaiah Newkirk (USA) 303 Project 0:09:41.470 1:03.88
86 Marko Pavlic (Slo) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 0:09:41.600 1:04.01
87 Lorenzo Fortunato (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 0:09:41.900 1:04.31
88 Efren Santos Moreno (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 0:09:42.010 1:04.42
89 Cade Bickmore (USA) Aevolo 0:09:42.230 1:04.64
90 Oliver Flautt (USA) Team Dauner-Akkon 0:09:42.660 1:05.07
91 Conor Schunk (USA) Aevolo 0:09:43.280 1:05.69
92 Flavio Alejandro De Luna Davila (Mex) 303 Project 0:09:43.290 1:05.70
93 Eduardo Corte Cordero (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 0:09:43.390 1:05.80
94 Ignacio Prado Juarez (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 0:09:52.650 1:15.06
95 Sven Thurau (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 0:09:53.120 1:15.53
96 Kent Ross (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 0:09:53.420 1:15.83
97 Bernat Font Mas (Esp) 303 Project 0:09:53.740 1:16.15
98 Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 0:09:54.180 1:16.59
99 Maxx Chance (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 0:09:56.660 1:19.07
100 Philipp Mamos (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 0:09:56.960 1:19.37
101 Francisco Lara Carbajal (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 0:09:57.360 1:19.77
102 Finn Gullickson (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 0:09:57.510 1:19.92
103 Christopher Heider (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 0:09:58.150 1:20.56
104 Hamish Schreurs (NZl) Israel Cycling Academy 0:09:59.540 1:21.95
105 Oscar Eduardo Sanchez Guarin (Col) Canel's-Specialized 0:10:00.840 1:23.25
106 Camden Vodicka (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 0:10:01.200 1:23.61
107 Miguel Bryon (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 0:10:02.940 1:25.35
108 Quinten Kirby (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 0:10:03.110 1:25.52
109 Antoine Leplingard (Fra) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 0:10:05.110 1:27.52
110 Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy 0:10:05.540 1:27.95
111 Jose Alfredo Rodriguez Victoria (Mex) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 0:10:12.390 1:34.80
112 Mike Heming (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 0:10:13.530 1:35.94
113 Leonel Palma Dajui (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 0:10:13.7800 1:36.19


 

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