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Tour of Utah Fans Select Merchandise

Voting Underway for America First Credit Union Fan Favorite Program

America First Credit Union has teamed with the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah to invite cycling fans to vote online for their favorite race gear and professional cyclists. From July 5-13, ballots can be cast to select the America First Fan Favorite T-shirt from six design options. During race week, Aug. 1-7, fans will be invited to cast daily ballots at TourofUtah.com for top-performing athletes. For each voting period, one participating fan will be selected at random to receive a $100 Visa Gift Card, courtesy of America First Credit Union.

This year’s interactive America First Fan Favorite series launched in June with the America First Fan Favorite Jersey and the America First Fan Favorite Hat categories. The designs with the most votes will be available for purchase at the official Tour Store, both online and during race week at the Harmons Healthy Living Expo. All rules and regulations for the America First Fan Favorite series are provided online (www.tourofutah.com/experience/fan-favorite-rules).

The America First Fan Favorite series offers daily categories during race week. In the past two years, more than 130,000 votes have been cast by cycling fans to determine winners in select categories. Last year’s Overall America First Fan Favorite was Taylor Phinney (USA) of BMC Racing Team. Daily fan favorite categories will be similar to last year. Six athletes will be nominated for each category, with voting open on Aug. 1.

The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah continues to be free to all spectators, making professional cycling one of the most unique professional sports in the world today. It is the first internationally-sanctioned cycling competition in North America following the Tour de France. More information about the Tour of Utah, the host venues and the teams can be found by visiting www.tourofutah.com, as well as social channels Facebook (tourofutah), Twitter (@tourofutah, #TOU16), Instagram (thetourofutah) and YouTube (tourofutah).

2015 America First Fan Favorite Jersey race week selections:
Stage 1 – Tour of Utah Legend – Tanner Putt (USA), UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
Stage 2 – Most Loved Veteran – Chris Horner (USA), Airgas Safeway Cycling Team
Stage 3 – Most Promising Rookie – Dion Smith (NZL), Hincapie Racing Team
Stage 4 – Best Domestique – Ted King (USA), Can nondale-Garmin Pro Cycling
Stage 5 – Most Inspiring Comeback from Adversity – Taylor Phinney (USA), BMC Racing Team
Stage 6 – Best Ambassador – Robin Carpenter (USA), Hincapie Racing Team
Stage 7 – Overall Fan Favorite – Taylor Phinney (USA), BMC Racing Team

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About the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah
The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, referred to as “America’s Toughest Stage RaceTM,” is a week-long, professional cycling stage race for the best men’s teams in the world. The 2016 event will be held Aug. 1-7. Now in its 12th year, the event was elevated in 2015 as a 2.HC-rated UCI stage race, making it one of the premier events in North America. The 2016 Tour of Utah will cover 704 miles of racing and 52,951 feet of climbing. The 2015 Tour of Utah men’s champion was Joe Dombrowski (USA) of Team Can nondale-Garmin Pro Cycling. The Tour of Utah is owned by Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment. More information about the Tour of Utah,host venues and professional teams can be found by visiting visiting www.tourofutah.com, as well as social channels Facebook (tourofutah), Twitter (@tourofutah, #TOU16), Instagram (thetourofutah) and YouTube (tourofutah).

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