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Tour Of Utah Rolling Through SLC

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Salt Lake City leg of the Tour of Utah took place Friday with a 6.8-mile loop that went through downtown Salt Lake and the Avenues areas.

World-class cyclists competed in 10 laps, 68 miles, for the SLC portion of the race.

This was one of the many stops on the race, which started in St. George and will end in Park City Sunday.

The Tour of Utah will run for seven days for 500 miles. At the finish, cyclists will have completed more than 43,000 feet of elevation.

More than 120 riders were part of the peloton.

“It’s a rolling postcard of Utah. We have this great opportunity to show off the state, the different places that we live and work, and people enjoy it when it comes to their communities. So, it’s fun to bring world class cycling to them,” said Tour of Utah spokesperson Frank Zang.

Utahns are encouraged to cheer on the cyclists, some of whom have competed at the Tour de France.

This year, Zang said five world tour teams are participating.

“Cycling is very unique. It’s a professional sport, but it’s free to spectators so we really encourage people bring your cow bells, come out, and line the course. It really exciting for the cyclists,” said Zang.

This is the 14th year of the Tour of Utah, which has evolved drastically over the years.

As the tour races through Utah, remember there are road closures in place. Check their website,, if you know the race is rolling through your city.


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