Gallery: Tour Of Utah, Stage 1

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Photos: Brian Hodes/ VeloImages

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In its 13th year, the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah is one of the longest running stage races in America and attracts a field that rivals the Tour of California.
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Zion Canyon Village hosted the start of Stage 1, where riders went from the National Park to the finish in Cedar City 84 miles later.
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The stage started earlier than usual in order to avoid the summertime heat.
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Many of the domestic riders have been training specifically for the Tour of Utah and staying at altitude looking to get any advantage they can over the Europeans.
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Kristofer Dahl of Silber Pro Cycling took the win ahead of Axeon’s Colin Joyce and BMC’s Rick Zabel. Stage 2 is expected to be another day for the sprinters, and probably the last. From Stage 3 forward the terrain will favor the climbers.

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