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Therein lies the nucleus of the event.
Miller and tour organizers have waited to pull back the curtain and give cyclists a true statewide test in North America, and now that the idea set in motion four years ago is at the forefront, the Tour of Utah can stand on its own and have the state speak for itself.
2013 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah
Stage 1 » Tuesday, Aug. 6: Brian Head to Cedar City (112 miles)
Stage 2 » Wednesday. Aug. 7: Panguitch to Torrey (131 miles)
Stage 3 » Thursday, Aug. 8: Richfield to Payson (119 miles)
Stage 4 » Friday, Aug. 9: Salt Lake City circuit (33.8 miles)
Stage 5 » Saturday, Aug. 10: Snowbasin to Snowbird (113 miles)
Stage 6 » Sunday, Aug. 11: Park City to Park City (78 miles)
Broadcast » ROOT Sports, KJZZ (local); Fox Sports Network (national)
Online stream » Entire race will be streamed on Tour of Utah website
Smartphone app » Tour Tracker will provide updates and live cut-ins of the race
Teams » BMC Racing Team, Team Garmin-Sharp, Radioshack Leopard Trek, Cannon dale Pro Cycling, ORICA-GreenEDGE, UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling Team, Champion System Pro Cycling Team, MTN-Qhuebeka Samsung, 5-hour Energy Kenda Racing Team, BISSELL Pro Cycling, Bontrager Cycling Team, Jamis-Hagens Berman, Optum Pro Cycling, Jelly Belly Cycling, Funvic Brasilinvest, Hincapie Sportswear Development Team.
Notable racers » Jens Voigt, Chris Horner (Radioshack); Christian Vande Velde, Dave Zabriskie, Ryder Hesjedal (Team Garmin Sharp); Michael Schaer (BMC); Jeff Louder (UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling); Francisco Mancebo (5-hour Energy).
"You can’t just snap your fingers and have a world-class event," Miller said.
You water it and nurture it along.
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