Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tour of Utah Prologue

The Tour of Utah Prologue rolled out today without a hitch, especially if you were a native Spanish speaker in the race.  The Columbians and Spaniards dominated the race putting seven in the top 25 and taking all three podium spots.  If the racing bored you, you could watch folks flipping into the aerated ski jump pool:
Brent Brookwalter is an American to watch:
Danielson's ride was very good at fifth in the end and, he knocked teammate CVV out of the hotseat:
 Tejay Van Garderen could be the future of American stage racing.  This year was his first Tour and he finished 4th in today's prologue:
#1 rated cyclist on U.S. soil this year,  Mancebo put in a strong performance:
 He's happy to have finished second:
 So is his team.  Do they have a bit of the Rock Racing vibe, or is it just me...and their racers?
Sergio Henao and his teammate Oscar Sevilla made it a great day for GOBERNACION DE ANTIOQUIA-INDEPORTES ANTIO finishing 1-3 on the day...another familiar name.

 Dave Z. had a prominent booth in the expo area but his performance was off the mark for a TT national champ.  He finished 66th.
 A climbers course suited Levi well, he finished sixth.
 That climber's course:
 More carbon fiber than a usual Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective event, but perfectly handled nonetheless:

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