Alex Howes rides the early break with Ben Jacques-Maynes and Jeremy Vennell of Team Bissell.
Howes attacked solo from the break and won the Queen Stage of this year's Tour of Utah.
I so totally surfed myself into a stupor today. Really, I could write a stage story for the Tour of Utah, but it would hardly make much sense. Instead, I will direct you to the far more intelligible Podium Insight, where you will find a thorough race report and a pair of vastly entertaining interviews with stage winner and U.S. U23 National Champion Alex Howes. So look at the photos here. Then, go there and read the stories. Or, vice-versa. Whatever works best for you. Choose your own adventure.
Photo Gallery, Below the fold.
A group of eight riders escaped early in the stage.
Jeremy Vennell of Team Bissell rides the early break.
Rock Racing did the hard work of chasing in an effort to defend Francisco Mancebo's race lead.
Crowds line the climb to the finish at Snowbird Resort.
U23 U.S. National Champion Alex Howes wins the Queen Stage of this year's Tour of Utah.
I think he's happy, don't you?
Jeff Louder of BMC, wearing the Red Jersey of Best Utah Rider, defended his third place in the general classification.
Darren Lill of Team Type 1 conceded the Mountains jersey to Howes, but remained second in the general classification.
Top three stage finishers: Burke Swindlehurst, Alex Howes, and Francisco Mancebo.