Park City • Here we go.
The final 78 miles of the 2013 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, which start at 12:15 p.m. in Park City, will take the cyclists on an elongated loop through Summit and Wasatch counties before finishing on Park City's Main Street.
The route sets out toward the east side of Summit County, going through the private Wolf Creek Ranch area before eventually crossing into the Heber Valley and then into Midway. From there, the riders will make one final arduous climb up Empire Pass before dropping down an old mine road and then onto Main Street.
In all, the peloton will experience a 7,633 gain in elevation along the 78-mile loop in Stage 6.
And American Chris Horner will be on full alert, a day after dominating Stage 5 and capturing the yellow jersey and overall general classification lead. Horner, the 41-year-old RadioShack Leopard Trek rider, will have to fend off the pack as the Empire Pass climb promises to shatter the peloton and bust open the race for the overall Tour of Utah victory.
Tom Danielson of Team Garmin Sharp sits in second place in the GC behind Horner, while Lucas Euser of UnitedHealthCare pro Cycling is in third, 33 seconds behind Horner.
Sunday is the final day of the six-stage, 586-mile, UCI-sanctioned race that started Monday at Brian Head Resort and has gradually made its way north throughout the week.