Tour Of Utah Stage 4: A Fan's eye view.

The 16 Hour Drive home yesterday has put this and two other stories behind the curve ball. Here is a small look at what the fan's saw during Saturday's very warm circuit race in downtown Salt Lake City. It was a 7.4 mile 11 lap course that ran past the capitol building and through the main drive of the University Of Utah. A nice combination rolling terrain, long straightaways, and a tough short climb before the finish.

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Of course Sponsors have to be prominent every where.

 

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The Capitol Building and surrounding area are very scenic and make a wonderful backdrop for any race.

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Every medalist event here in the states includes a "Wellness Expo" of some sort. Really it is a sponsor driven area for cycling types to discover all kinds of the "Newest" great products.

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The great part is that the kids usually love it and there are activities for them to keep them busy or freebies to gather up until the race gets started.

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Even Princess Parties

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A nice Big Screen TV a few feet from the finish line allowed everyone to see what was going on in other spots as the riders made their way around the course. There was a viewing party set up roughly on the opposite corner of the course in Reservoir Park as well that saw a pretty good crowd. The Building on the screen at the time is part of the University of Utah and not far from the Reservoir Park.

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One of the best area's for viewing was the tough short climb before the finish. Lots of action here and from what I have heard Danny Summerhill actually rode a wheelie all the way up the hill and around the corner towards the finish on the last lap.

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There seems to be no shortage of volunteers ready to ride in this car....

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For plenty of other shots around the course check out the full gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

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