I slipped over to the start of Stage 2 of the Tour of Utah and wandered around the team vehicles. Talk about awesome bikes! Plenty of eye candy and talented riders as we wandered around waiting for the start.

The man in yellow, Francisco Mancebo, was strutting the yellow jersey. The grueling 20 mile climb up the Mt. Nebo Loop will be the judge as to whether or not the Rock Racing stud will be golden this afternoon. Other teams are swarming and ready to help their best climbers make it to the top of the Loop.

Tour of Utah Stage 2 Start

It was fun listening to Mr. Cycling, Bob Roll, give commentary this morning as the riders lined up at the start. The vibe is strong and interest in road racing is getting stronger again here in the States, thanks to Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer and Utahn David Zabriskie. I just noticed that Zabriskie’s profile now contains a Livestrong armband and he is also riding solo at the Tour of Utah… could he be leaving Garmin-Slipstream to join Lance and Levi on Team RadioShack? Hmmm…

Tour of Utah Stage 2 Start

Tour of Utah Stage 2 Start: Bob Roll Interview

Tour of Utah: Interview with Tom Zirbel of Bissel Pro Cycling

Tour of Utah Stage 2 Start

Tour of Utah Stage 2 Start

Great racing ahead… stay tuned for updates as the stage rolls on.

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.


    • Just got a quick update on the General Classification.

      GC Leaders

      1. Francisco Mancebo
      2. Darren Lill
      3. Jeff Louder
      4. Chris Baldwin

      King of the Mountain Leader:

      Darren Lill

      Best Utah Rider:

      Jeff Louder

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