Young Riders Perservere on Tour of Utah Queen Stage

By teamnovonordisk

Race: Tour of Utah, Stage 6

Start/Finish: Snowbasin Resort /Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Utah

Distance: 183.1 kilometers

Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Utah — Saturday’s penultimate stage of the Tour of Utah was the race’s Queen stage. The 183.1-km stage began in Snowbasin Resort and featured more than 3,400 meters of climbing.

The day’s main break didn’t get away until nearly an hour into the day. The 13-man break started to splinter heading up the 11-km Guardsmans Pass with a summit of nearly 3,000 meters. As the escapees hit the top, Chad Beyer (Lupus Racing Team) attacked and only Ben King (Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team), Daniel Eaton (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team) and Neilson Powless (Axeon Hagens Berman) were able to chase. On the final climb up Little Cottonwood Canyon, a reduced front group caught the escapees. In the final kilometers, the elite 10-man group started attacking one another with Darwin Atapuma (BMC Racing Team) making the most decisive move. When he attacked, only Andrew Talansky (Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team) was able to grab his wheel. The duo fought until the summit finish at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort with …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk