Cedar City Stage 1 Tour of Utah

Tour of Utah Announces Cedar City Stage 1 Route

(Tuesday, August 7-Start 10:50 a.m., Finish around 2:45 p.m.):

It's called the "Killer Diller" loop for good reason. With two King of the Mountain (KOM) challenges, the loop includes 8,950 feet of elevation gain along the 101 mile/162.5k route. The Parowan to Brian Head KOM is a Category 1 climb that includes 4,500 vertical feet in 15 miles with some sections at a 15% grade. The Stage begins at SUU's Beverley Center for the Arts (on 300 West University Blvd.) Rollout westward up on Leigh Hill and down past Cedar High when the cyclists let down the hammer and head out of town through Enoch, Parowan, Brian Head, Mammoth Creek, Duck Creek, Navajo Lake and down Cedar Canyon. The Bristle Cone KOM will top out at the Summit just past Midway (turnoff to Cedar Breaks). A 2.5-mile loop around Southern Utah University will give cycling fans a real treat to cheer on the breakaway riders and peloton for three laps before finishing were they started under the shadow of the SUMA.

Tour of Utah Weekend 2018 Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 4          Tour of Utah Kickoff Party

Ashton Family Greenshow Commons, Beverley Center for the Arts

200 West University Blvd., Cedar City

Live Music by Wilhelm, Games on the Grass, 3:30 p.m.

Meet the Teams and Cyclists, 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 6           Prologue (Time Trial) in St. George

Tuesday, Aug. 7          Lifestyle Expo and Cedar City Velo Village Opens, 10 a.m.

                                    Stage program begins, Rider Sign-in, 10: 20 a.m.

                                    Color Guard and National Anthem, 10:45 a.m.

Stage 1 Start at 300 West University Blvd, 10:50 a.m.

Music by Apollo’s Army on the patio & Stage activities, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Kids Bike Race, Sprint to the Finish, 1 p.m.

Racers enter circuit, 2:45 p.m.

Finish, 300 West University Blvd., approximately 3 p.m.

Awards, on stage 300 West University Blvd., 3:15 p.m.

Information:        www.TourofUtah.com   

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