The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah will return to Cache Valley in 2019.
Nine host venues across the northern mountains and valleys of Utah will comprise the 15th edition of this annual event, which is a men’s professional cycling stage race. The Tour of Utah, known as “America’s Toughest Stage Race,” will feature seven days of racing from Monday, Aug. 12 to Sunday, Aug. 18.
Four ski resorts will host the Tour of Utah, starting the week-long festivities with an opening Prologue at Snowbird Resort. A mountaintop finish at Powder Mountain Resort will return to the mix for the first time since 2014. The final weekend of racing will culminate in two areas of Park City, including a start-finish combination on the penultimate day at Canyons Village at Park City.
Two venues will make their Tour of Utah debuts with North Logan City and North Salt Lake. The world-class cycling event also returns to Salt Lake City, Brigham City and Antelope Island State Park as part of the stage race.
“We are excited to have these nine host communities for the 2019 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah,” said John Kimball, the managing director of the Tour of Utah. “Each community is a key player in showcasing the diverse beauty of our state. We are shaking up the traditional northern route with an overall start at Snowbird Resort. This provides an intriguing launch pad for the entire week, from a great setting for the Team Presentation to an uphill battle on the first day of racing for the leader’s jersey.”
The Tour makes its inaugural appearance in North Logan for Stage 1 on Tuesday of race week.
Nearby Brigham City will host a stage start for a second time on Aug. 14. The finish line for Stage 2 will culminate over one of the steepest roads in Utah, taking riders to the top of Powder Mountain Resort on seven miles of pavement that push upwards of 16 percent in gradient. The only other time the Tour made this ascent was five years ago.
Stage 3 takes place in Davis County on Aug. 15. The day will begin on the largest island in the Great Salt Lake, which will be a fourth visit to Antelope Island State Park. The day will conclude for the first time in North Salt Lake, tucked into the western slopes of the Wasatch Range.
Salt Lake City takes center stage for a 12th time with Stage 4 on Friday, Aug. 16. Along with Snowbird Resort, Salt Lake City joins the short list of venues which have hosted the Tour of Utah most often.
Racing will conclude with two days in Park City. Canyons Village at Park City returns for a second consecutive year for a Stage 5 start and adds the finish line as well on Aug. 17.
The start/finish for the grand finale returns to Park City on Aug. 18. It is the 10th year Park City has served as a host city, and the seventh time it has hosted the overall finish of the Tour of Utah.
In 2018, American Sepp Kuss of Team LottoNL-Jumbo captured the overall title at the Tour of Utah, which featured 548 miles of racing and 43,780 vertical feet of climbing. The event was broadcast to an international audience in 193 markets, including live coverage in the U.S. with FOX Sports Network.
The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is free to all spectators.