Tour of Utah Results

A tough American take America's toughest race

Young American Sepp Kuss of Team LottoNL-Jumbo successfully fended off all challengers to earn both the stage and overall title at the 2018 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah on Sunday. A dominant Kuss accelerated away from all competitors aboard his Bianchi Oltre XR4 on the slopes of Empire Pass, one of the hardest climbs in the world, to win Stage 6 presented by Utah Sports Commission in front of huge crowds undeterred by rain. Kuss covered the 78.3-mile course in 3 hours and nine minutes.

The 14th edition of the Tour of Utah, known as “America’s Toughest Stage Race” included 548 miles of racing and 43,780 feet of elevation gain for the 2.HC stage race.

“Coming from Durango, there’s a lot of connections to the Utah area. It’s cool to see familiar faces. I think that what makes the race special, everyone is super enthusiastic, respectful fans and it has that kind of American flair. It’s fun to be here,” said the 23-year-old Kuss, who claimed the biggest victory of his career in his second appearance at the Tour of Utah.

FINAL GENERAL CLASSIFICATION – Top 10
KUSS Sepp (USA), TEAM LOTTO NL-JUMBO – 21.41’12”
HERMANS Ben (BEL), ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY – 21.43’21” +2’09”
HAIG Jack (AUS), MITCHELTON-SCOTT – 21.43’33” +2’21”
BOOKWALTER Brent (USA), BMC RACING TEAM – 21.43’51” +2’39”
CARTHY Hugh John (GBR), EF-DRAPAC pb CANNONDALE – 21.43’54” +2’42”
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd (USA), EF-DRAPAC pb CANNONDALE – 21.44’10” +2’58”
SWIRBUL Keegan (USA), JELLY BELLY pb MAXXIS – 21.44’51” +3’39”
VILLALOBOS HERNANDEZ Luis Ricardo (MEX), AEVOLO MEX 21.45’09” +3’57”
WOODS Michael (CAN), EF-DRAPAC pb CANNONDALE – 21.45’50” +4’38”
STETINA Peter (USA), TREK-SEGAFREDO – 21.47’02” +5’50”

Photo: Cor Vos

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