After two weeks of competition on US soil the Caja Rural Seguros-RGA team will fly back to Spain with their heads held high after securing top-ten finishes in both the Tour of Utah and the Colorado Classic.
Tour of Utah Stage 6: The Tour of Utah stage 6 was billed as the 'Queen Stage' of 2017 and the Bardiani-CSF duo of Giulio Ciccone and Simone Sterbini dominated the podium. There was a battle between the GC men, but with no change to the overall standings.
The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah stage 5 rolled 115 miles from Layton to Bountiful, gaining 4,200 feet in the process, and will go down in history as the stage where Robin Carpenter (Holowesko-Citadel) crashed early on, then chased back from several minutes down to capture 4th place in the sprint. Here's Darrell Park's photo report of the day.
Tour of Utah 2017 Stage 4: Stage 4 of the Tour of Utah was another hot day in the saddle for the riders and PEZ photographer, Darrell Parks on the moto. The break might have stayed away for the win, but they couldn't work together and the day ended in a bunch gallop.
Tour of Utah 2017 Stage 3: Rob Britton (Rally Cycling) charged up Big Cottonwood Canyon in the stage 3 time trial to claim an emphatic victory and take the Tour of Utah leader's yellow jersey. PEZ photographer, Darrell Parks was roadside in Utah for the race against the clock.
Tour of Utah 2017 Stage 2: Tuesday's stage 2 hit the hills of Utah and the long climb to the finish line in the Snowbasin Resort. At the finish it was BMC's Brent Bookwalter who took the stage and PEZ photog Darrell Parks was there to click the action.
Tour of Utah 2017 Stage 1: The 2017 Tour of Utah started on Monday with a 212 kilometer stage starting and finishing in Logan. The stage finished with a bunch sprint but there was a lot of action on the Utah roads in-between. Photographer Darrell Parks is in Utah and here is his first batch of shots.