Livin' the Dream

Livin' the Dream

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I am a sophomore at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, majoring in journalism. My passion is cycling. I am a category 4 bike racer and my absolute dream would be to turn pro one day. My more realistic goal is to become a journalist for the sport of cycling and eventually move on to become a broadcaster for the sport.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah: Behind the Scene Stages 5&6

            These past two days have been an absolute whirlwind. It always seems the days move quicker and quicker as the Tour progresses and nears the end. Today is the final stage and in Tour of Utah fashion it is no slouch. I predict Tommy D. will win the race for a second consecutive time over Chris Horner.

Here are some of the highlights of the last two days.

Stage 5: Venturing to Another State

For the first time in the US major stage race era, a stage race started outside of its home state. The fifth stage of the Tour of Utah started in Evanston, Wyoming. The cool thing of the day came at the border of Utah and Wyoming. The Wyoming cops stopped at the state line and the last Utah Highway Patrol cop in the convoy got out and shook hands with the Wyoming cops. It is kind of a big deal for Wyoming Highway Patrol to allow Utah Highway Patrol control of the roads for the rolling enclosure in Wyoming.

Stage 6: Queen Stage

            Stage 6 was a brutal day for the riders with over 13,000 feet of climbing. The start was the best part for me though. The race started at the University of Utah football stadium, which played host to the 2002 Olympics. The Olympic torch is still standing tall outside of the stadium. Also, the crowds on Snowbird were epic! American bike racing is going strong!

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FYI: I will have a huge rap-up of my week in Utah when the race ends


Stage 5

Stage 6

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