Tour Of Utah Hits Davis County, Moves Into Salt Lake City Friday
Aug 9, 2018, 10:24 PM | Updated: Aug 10, 2018, 12:55 am
SYRACUSE, UTAH – About 110 bicyclists, some of the best in the world, lined up on Antelope Island Thursday morning, ready to start phase three of the Tour of Utah. Right there, eagerly waiting was the Dubovik family, of Ogden.
“We follow these guys around the world, all the different races,” Brandon Dubovik said. “When they come to Utah, it’s kind of a special thing to be able to go and see them in person.”
The cyclists set off before a crowd of roughly 50 at 11:15 a.m., making their way down to Bountiful, before making the finish line by mid-afternoon.
Erin Wiemers and her children were able to walk from their Centerville home to catch a glimpse of the race. The peloton of cyclists brushed by in a matter of about a couple of minutes.
“It was awesome. They’re fast,” Wiemers said.
“I think I might want to be on the Olympics, for like bikes or swimming. So it’s just really inspiring to see how fast they go,” Wiemers’ 9-year-old daughter, Maya added.
Phase four of the tour is set to hit downtown Salt Lake City at 12:45 p.m. Friday. The route will start at Main and 200 North, run up past the Utah State Capitol, through the avenues along 11th, before coming down Virginia Street, and back along South Temple. The cyclists are expected to cross the finish line at roughly 3:15 p.m. The race can be watched or tracked online at tourtracker.tourofutah.com or tracked via the Tour of Utah mobile app.