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August 18/19 19:42 pm - Piccoli Finishes Tour of Utah Second Overall


Posted by Editoress on 08/18/19
 

Belgian Ben Hermans (Israel Cycling Academy) successfully fended off all challengers to earn the top prize at the 2019 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah in front of huge crowds in Park City on Sunday. Hermans rode a masterful race to finish fourth on Stage 6 and take the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies Overall Leader title.  Canada's James Piccoli (Elevate KHS) was fifth on the final stage to finish second overall, and won the Most Aggressive Rider jersey.

"From the first time that I did this race in 2014, I had a good feeling with this race and I kept getting better results in the G.C.," said Hermans, who was fourth overall in 2014 and runner-up in 2017. "It's really amazing. I really enjoy it here. It's amazing to ride for these crowds. And to be there on the podium in the yellow jersey is really, really nice."

Stage 6 found a select group of riders battling for the overall victory on the Hors Category climb of Empire Pass, followed by the thrilling descent into Park City. American Joe Dombrowski (EF Education First) attacked multiple times on Empire Pass before blasting downhill solo at speeds reaching 70 kilometres per hour and took his first victory in four years.

"I wanted to win the stage today. I know Empire. I've done this climb a number of times in training and obviously have done this climb quite a few times in the race," said Dombrowski, whose last time on the top step of the podium came in 2015 at the Tour of Utah at Snowbird Resort, when he also won the G.C. title.

"Eventually I decided to ease off on the climb and hopefully some guys would come back. And then, maybe it would present another opportunity to go just at the very top (of the climb), because if you have a gap on the descent, normally you can keep it to the line. And it worked out." Dombrowski finished the 78.2-mile (125.9-kilometre) stage in a time of 3 hours and 11 minutes.

João Almeida (Hagens Berman Axeon) led the four-rider chase group across the finish line, 24 seconds behind Dombrowski for second place. Keegan Swirbul (Floyd's Pro Cycling) was third and Hermans fourth.

The 15th edition of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, known as "America's Toughest Stage Race," included 477 miles (767.66 km) of racing and 37,882 feet (11,546 metres) of elevation gain. Over the course of seven days of hard racing, three different riders wore the Overall Leader's yellow jersey. Hermans climbed into the lead on Stage 2 in Powder Mountain Resort and never lost time.

"I think now it's for sure the toughest race," Hermans noted. "It's even the toughest race of Europe I think. It's hard to climb at this altitude."

The final G.C. time for Hermans was 18 hours and 46 minutes. James Piccoli (Elevate - KHS Pro Cycling), who won the Prologue, was fifth on Stage 6 and finished second in the G.C. With the stage win, Dombrowski moved to third overall. Placing fourth overall was Almeida, who claimed the WCF Insurance Best Young Rider jersey. Swirbul jumped up three spots to finish eighth overall.

The start of Stage 6 presented by Utah Sports Commission featured a group of 23 riders who broke away from the 101-rider peloton at the first of two Utah Sports Commission Sprint lines in Kamas. Kept on a short leash by Israel Cycling Academy, the escapees were reeled back in at the bottom of Empire Pass, the second Utah Office of Tourism King of the Mountain climb before the battle for stage and G.C. podium places.

Hayden McCormick (Team BridgeLane) defended the Utah Office of Tourism King of the Mountain Leader jersey. Racing aggressively throughout the seven days of racing, Piccoli was awarded the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Most Aggressive Rider jersey. Fans selected Tony Baca (303 Project) as the America First Credit Union Fan Favorite in the Overall Fan Favorite category. EF Education First finished as the best overall team.

 

Jerseys
Overall: Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy
Sprinter: Travis Mccabe (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling
KoM: Hayden Mccormick (NZl) Team Bridgelane
Best Young Rider: Joao Almeida (Por) Hagens Berman Axeon
Most Agressive: James Piccoli (Can) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling


Results from the sixth and Final stage in Utah

Stage 6: Park City to Park City, 125.9 km
1 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) EF Education First 3:11:09
2 Joao Almeida (Por) Hagens Berman Axeon at 0:24
3 Keegan Swirbul (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling 0:26
4 Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
5 James Piccoli (Can) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 0:30
6 Lawson Craddock (USA) EF Education First 1:24
7 Matteo Badilatti (Sui) Israel Cycling Academy 1:39
8 Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 1:58
9 Robert Britton (Can) Rally UHC Cycling 2:06
10 Lachlan Morton (Aus) EF Education First 2:11
11 Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo 2:13
12 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo 3:01
13 Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Floyd's Pro Cycling 3:26
14 Scott Bowden (Aus) Team Bridgelane 3:27
15 Nathan Earle (Aus) Israel Cycling Academy 3:44
16 Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 3:49
17 Alex Hoehn (USA) Aevolo 3:52
18 Filippo Fiorelli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 4:22
19 Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Esp) Kometa Cycling Team 4:47
20 Kevin Vermaerke (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 5:08
21 Alex Howes (USA) EF Education First s.t.
22 Griffin Easter (USA) 303 Project 5:15
23 Gregory Daniel (USA) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 5:32
24 Efren Santos Moreno (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 5:35
25 Conor Schunk (USA) Aevolo 5:53
26 Edward Anderson (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 6:59
27 Simone Velasco (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 7:44
28 Sebastian Schonberger (Aut) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM s.t.
29 Dayer Quintana (Col) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 8:00
30 Lorenzo Fortunato (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM s.t.
31 Pablo AndrÈs Alarcon Cares (Chi) Canel's-Specialized 8:01
32 Bernat Font Mas (Esp) 303 Project s.t.
33 Eder Frayre Moctezuma (Mex) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 8:03
34 Tony Baca (Mex) 303 Project 8:09
35 Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo s.t.
36 Gavin Mannion (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 8:26
37 Alexander Cowan (Can) Floyd's Pro Cycling 8:28
38 Travis Mccabe (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling 8:34
39 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 8:41
40 Gabriel Francisco Rojas Campos (CRc) Aevolo 9:07
41 Benjamin Wolfe (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 9:25
42 Cade Bickmore (USA) Aevolo 9:53
43 Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
44 Matthew Zimmer (USA) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team s.t.
45 Hayden Mccormick (NZl) Team Bridgelane 10:11
46 Jordan Cheyne (Can) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 10:48
47 Ulises Alfredo Castillo Soto (Mex) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 10:49
48 Andrew Vollmer (USA) Aevolo 10:50
49 Dominik Bauer (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 10:52
50 Eric Brunner (USA) Aevolo 11:19
51 James Whelan (Aus) EF Education First s.t.
52 Tyler Lindorff (Aus) Team Bridgelane s.t.
53 Flavio Alejandro De Luna Davila (Mex) 303 Project 11:54
54 Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy 11:55
55 Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 12:45
56 Sven Thurau (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon s.t.
57 Finn Gullickson (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 13:03
58 Nicolas Debeaumarche (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 13:23
59 Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 13:42
60 Francisco Lara Carbajal (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 16:24
61 Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' s.t.
62 Jean-Denis Thibault (Can) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team s.t.
63 Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' s.t.
64 Umberto Marengo (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM s.t.
65 Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 16:27
66 Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' s.t.
67 Scott McGill (USA) Aevolo 16:28
68 Tanner Putt (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 17:09
69 Dylan Sunderland (Aus) Team Bridgelane 17:10
70 Taylor (T.J.) Eisenhart (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 17:28
71 Isaiah Newkirk (USA) 303 Project 17:36
72 Samuel Boardman (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 17:49
73 Stephen Bassett (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 17:53
74 Oscar Eduardo Sanchez Guarin (Col) Canel's-Specialized 18:20
75 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling Academy 18:35
76 Noah Granigan (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling 18:43
77 Antoine Leplingard (Fra) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team s.t.
78 Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 19:04
79 Emile Jean (Can) Floyd's Pro Cycling 19:17
80 Tyler Magner (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 19:36
81 Leonel Palma Dajui (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 19:38
82 George Simpson (USA) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 20:05
83 Camden Vodicka (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 20:08
84 Kent Ross (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 20:50
85 Michael Rice (Aus) Hagens Berman Axeon 21:19
86 Eric Young (USA) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 22:31
87 Jose Alfredo Rodriguez Victoria (Mex) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling s.t.
88 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) Floyd's Pro Cycling s.t.
89 Ayden Toovey (Aus) Team Bridgelane s.t.
90 Philipp Mamos (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon s.t.
91 Cole Davis (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 22:51
92 Thomas Revard (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon s.t.
93 Maxx Chance (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 22:59
94 Brendan Rhim (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 23:04
95 Evan Huffman (USA) Rally UHC Cycling s.t.
96 Nigel Ellsay (Can) Rally UHC Cycling s.t.
97 Cullen Easter (USA) 303 Project s.t.
98 Austin Stephens (USA) 303 Project s.t.
99 Oliver Flautt (USA) Team Dauner-Akkon 23:09
100 Justin Alexander Oien (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 23:11
101 Hamish Schreurs (NZl) Israel Cycling Academy 24:52
 
Final GC
1 Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy 18:46:09
2 James Piccoli (Can) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling at 0:50
3 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) EF Education First 1:32
4 Joao Almeida (Por) Hagens Berman Axeon 2:26
5 Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo 2:57
6 Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 3:20
7 Lawson Craddock (USA) EF Education First 4:08
8 Keegan Swirbul (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling 4:40
9 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo 5:22
10 Matteo Badilatti (Sui) Israel Cycling Academy 5:28
11 Robert Britton (Can) Rally UHC Cycling 5:33
12 Scott Bowden (Aus) Team Bridgelane 7:51
13 Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 9:14
14 Griffin Easter (USA) 303 Project 11:44
15 Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Floyd's Pro Cycling 11:50
16 Alex Hoehn (USA) Aevolo 12:27
17 Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Esp) Kometa Cycling Team 14:18
18 Lachlan Morton (Aus) EF Education First 14:22
19 Efren Santos Moreno (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 15:26
20 Dayer Quintana (Col) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 16:06
21 Filippo Fiorelli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 17:37
22 Eder Frayre Moctezuma (Mex) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 18:08
23 Kevin Vermaerke (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 18:18
24 Simone Velasco (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 20:12
25 Sebastian Schonberger (Aut) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 20:48
26 Gregory Daniel (USA) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 21:47
27 Hayden Mccormick (NZl) Team Bridgelane 22:16
28 Gavin Mannion (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 22:44
29 Lorenzo Fortunato (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 22:44
30 Bernat Font Mas (Esp) 303 Project 23:39
31 Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 24:25
32 Edward Anderson (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 25:04
33 Pablo AndrÈs Alarcon Cares (Chi) Canel's-Specialized 25:04
34 Andrew Vollmer (USA) Aevolo 25:26
35 Dominik Bauer (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 26:11
36 Nathan Earle (Aus) Israel Cycling Academy 27:48
37 Alex Howes (USA) EF Education First 27:50
38 Travis Mccabe (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling 30:27
39 Conor Schunk (USA) Aevolo 31:03
40 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling Academy 32:41
41 Flavio Alejandro De Luna Davila (Mex) 303 Project 33:05
42 Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy 33:21
43 Gabriel Francisco Rojas Campos (CRc) Aevolo 33:52
44 Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Israel Cycling Academy 34:51
45 Jordan Cheyne (Can) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 37:24
46 Alexander Cowan (Can) Floyd's Pro Cycling 38:49
47 Oscar Eduardo Sanchez Guarin (Col) Canel's-Specialized 39:11
48 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 40:50
49 Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 41:03
50 Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 41:53
51 Umberto Marengo (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM 42:44
52 Benjamin Wolfe (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 43:00
53 Cade Bickmore (USA) Aevolo 44:34
54 Matthew Zimmer (USA) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 44:42
55 Tyler Lindorff (Aus) Team Bridgelane 45:36
56 Dylan Sunderland (Aus) Team Bridgelane 46:14
57 Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 47:16
58 Ulises Alfredo Castillo Soto (Mex) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 48:51
59 Tony Baca (Mex) 303 Project 48:58
60 Taylor (T.J.) Eisenhart (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 52:35
61 James Whelan (Aus) EF Education First 53:13
62 Nicolas Debeaumarche (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 55:43
63 Michael Rice (Aus) Hagens Berman Axeon 56:49
64 Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 57:32
65 Giovanni Lonardi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane' 59:13
66 Cullen Easter (USA) 303 Project 59:53
67 Andzs Flaksis (Lat) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 1:00:07
68 Sven Thurau (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 1:00:29
69 Jean-Denis Thibault (Can) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 1:00:59
70 Tanner Putt (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 1:01:36
71 Eric Brunner (USA) Aevolo 1:02:49
72 Samuel Boardman (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 1:03:00
73 Brendan Rhim (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 1:03:01
74 Scott McGill (USA) Aevolo 1:04:15
75 Evan Huffman (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 1:04:26
76 Ayden Toovey (Aus) Team Bridgelane 1:04:40
77 Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 1:04:52
78 Isaiah Newkirk (USA) 303 Project 1:05:03
79 Stephen Bassett (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 1:06:45
80 Noah Granigan (USA) Floyd's Pro Cycling 1:07:15
81 Cole Davis (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 1:07:54
82 Tyler Magner (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 1:08:26
83 Camden Vodicka (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 1:08:56
84 George Simpson (USA) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 1:08:58
85 Justin Alexander Oien (USA) Arapahoe-Hincapie Powered By BMC 1:09:32
86 Antoine Leplingard (Fra) DC Bank Pro Cycling Team 1:09:56
87 Finn Gullickson (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 1:10:07
88 Francisco Lara Carbajal (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 1:10:51
89 Kent Ross (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 1:11:01
90 Philipp Mamos (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 1:13:23
91 Thomas Revard (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 1:14:10
92 Emile Jean (Can) Floyd's Pro Cycling 1:14:26
93 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) Floyd's Pro Cycling 1:17:58
94 Leonel Palma Dajui (Mex) Canel's-Specialized 1:18:36
95 Hamish Schreurs (NZl) Israel Cycling Academy 1:19:20
96 Oliver Flautt (USA) Team Dauner-Akkon 1:20:19
97 Jose Alfredo Rodriguez Victoria (Mex) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 1:22:35
98 Nigel Ellsay (Can) Rally UHC Cycling 1:22:41
99 Austin Stephens (USA) 303 Project 1:23:21
100 Eric Young (USA) Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling 1:24:08
101 Maxx Chance (USA) Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 1:25:31



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