Race: Tour of Utah (August 1-7, 2016)
Total Distance: 705 miles, 1,135 kilometers
Race Class: 2.HC
Team Novo Nordisk will race its second Tour of Utah and aims to put Spaniard Javier Megias back on the podium during the seven-day American stage race. Known as America’s toughest stage race, the Tour of Utah race kicks off on August 1st in Zion Canyon Village.
Team Novo Nordisk’s veteran and overall race contender Megias earned two podium spots in previous editions of the race. He took third on Stage 1 in 2010 and was runner-up on Stage 4 in 2011.
“Our goal is to get Javi onto the podium during the race. Looking at the race profile, he could surprise us on any stage,” Team Novo Nordisk Senior Vice President of Athletics Vassili Davidenko said. “He’s been on the podium before, but what makes this time different is he is coming into the race with extraordinary form. We hope he adapts to the elevation smoothly and can show his true potential.”