The 2015 Tour of Utah was very successful for the Continental Axeon team; a stage win and a few jerseys were worn, much better than some of the WorldTour teams. Daniel Eaton of Axeon gave us his thoughts after stage 3 and now he sums up the finalé of the Tour of Utah after the finish in Park City.
The Larry Miller Tour of Utah has quickly climbed onto the podium with the best stage races in America, offering tough terrain at very high altitude, a growing list of international teams, and a chance for young riders to show their stuff in the big leagues. Daniel Eaton of Team Axeon filed these notes after stage three ended in Bountiful, UT.
Race Report: On a day that saw spectacular crashes, unprecedented neutralizations, abandonments, chaos, lost jerseys and fantastic attacks, it all came down to the Wall of Huy, and it was the specialist classic climber of Joaquim Rodríguez who rode the rest of the race off his wheel to take the win atop the famous climb.
A hugely successful Aviva Women's Tour rolled to a high-speed and tightly-fought finish in Hemel Hempstead last Sunday, and Gord was there to check out the happenings on stages 3 to 5. It was an experience that seemed to transport people back a little, to the era before the men's Tour de France got so massive.