Being heartfelt admirers of Park City, we at Jensen and Company are always keeping our eye on local events moving to nearby venues. This year once again brings an exciting annual event we always look forward to. The Tour of Utah is upon us.
The Countdown Begins
This North American pro-cycling event is special for several reasons: first is the location. Park City, Utah is one of the most beautiful areas in the country. With breathtaking views of the valley, trails made for biking, and a large community of outdoors enthusiasts, it’s wonderful for cyclists of all ages.
It is also one of only five events officially sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) on the continent, making it a competition on par with globebusters like the Tour de France. Every year it attracts international talent that are eager to prove themselves as the best, making it a show you don’t want to miss.
Finally, fans of the Tour of Utah love it for its unprecedented access and open community. Allowing free entry to anyone interested in witnessing the race, the audience gathers close to the trail to watch all the action up close. Both before and after each leg of the competition, fans can meet with their favorite riders. All without the high price tag and stipulations of other sporting events.
The History of the Tour Of Utah
Tour of Utah began in 2004, when it was originally a three day competition that accepted regional riders only. Beginning as a small – almost underground – event, it took off quickly as the years progressed.
By 2013, it had grown to more than 275,000 fans watching the race, and made international headlines. Television broadcasts brought it to the attention of cyclists across the globe, leading it to be named America’s Toughest Stage Race.
Now, in 2016, it is expected to be bigger than ever.
The team list has been announced, and includes:
- UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM (USA)
- CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING TEAM (USA)
- AXEON HAGENS BERMAN CYCLING TEAM (USA)
- HOLOWESKO | CITADEL RACING TEAM PRESENTED BY HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR (USA)
- TEAM JAMIS (USA)
- BMC RACING TEAM (USA)
- JELLY BELLY PRESENTED BY MAXXIS (USA)
- RALLY CYCLING (USA)
- TEAM NOVO NORDISK (USA)
- LUPUS RACING TEAM (USA)
- TREK-SEGAFREDO (USA)
- SILBER PRO CYCLING (CAN)
- ONE PRO CYCLING (GBR)
- FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT (FRA)
- IAM CYCLING (CHE)
- NIPPO-VINI FANTINI (ITA)
The Tour of Utah is set to be held August 1 – 7, 2016. You can find a countdown on their official website, amping up the anticipation as we wait for the day to arrive.
Contact Jensen and Company for Park City real estate information so you can be apart of this adventurous and beautiful outdoor community. 435.901.8333