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August 10/15 0:54 am - Tour of Utah: Stage 7 and Final GC


Posted by Editoress on 08/10/15
 

American Joe Dombrowski (Team Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling) fended off the top cyclists in the world and earned the top prize at the 2015 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah in front of huge crowds in Park City on Sunday.

“It was a great week for us as a team. I'll definitely remember yesterday's stage, winning the stage and taking yellow. It was really a great team effort today. They did a super job controlling the race going into the final climb, and then put me in the right spot, and from there, it was just follow everybody,” said the 24-year-old Dombrowski, riding his first year with Team Cannondale-Garmin. He finished fourth overall at the 2012 Tour of Utah while riding for the Trek-Livestrong team.

Stage 7 presented by VLCM/Barracuda found a select group of riders battling for the overall victory on the Hors Category (HC) climb of Empire Pass, one of the hardest climbs in the world, followed by the thrilling descent into Park City. Two riders escaped atop the 10 kilometre climb with Australian Lachlan Norris (Drapac Professional Cycling) and American Brent Bookwalter (BMC Racing Team.) Blasting downhill at speeds reaching 60 miles per hour, Norris out dueled Bookwalter for the Stage 7 win. 

Norris finished the 78-mile (126km) stage in a time of three hours and 14 minutes, with Bookwalter on his wheel. Natnael Berhane (Team MTN-Qhubeka presented by Samsung) led the seven-rider chase group across the finish line for third place, 20 seconds later. 

“I was pretty excited. It's a big win for me and huge for the team as well,” Norris said of the biggest victory of his seven-year career. “I knew the descent pretty well. I actually said to the mechanic this morning to let 10 psi out [of the tire pressure] and I'll give it a red-hot crack on the descent, so I had that as a plan.”

The 11th edition of the Tour of Utah, known as “America’s Toughest Stage Race” included 712 miles (1146 km) of racing and 51,442 feet (15,680 metres) of elevation gain for the 2.HC stage race. Over the course of seven days of hard racing, four different riders wore the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Overall Leader’s yellow jersey until Dombrowski climbed into the lead on the Queen Stage Saturday.

“I think it's a pretty difficult race,” added Dombrowski. “It's kind of the perfect storm of things that makes it a pretty tough race. But I think that's what is great about it. Maybe some of the other American races are lacking a little bit in that regard, in terms of really defining stages. Colorado is interesting because it's a bit more tactical, but they don't have really hard climbs like this.”

At the post-race press conference in Park City, Jenn Andrs, executive director of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, announced that the 2016 men’s professional stage race will take place August 1-7.

“It exceeded our expectations this year with some tremendous winners and some wonderful racing. I'd like to recognize our champion Joe Dombrowski with the Cannondale-Garmin team, and also the winner of our women's race, Hannah Barnes from UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team. Both are tremendous champions of the Tour of Utah and we look forward to them coming back in 2016,” stated Andrs.

With a final time of 28 hours, six minutes and 48 seconds, Dombrowski claimed the overall victory at the Tour of Utah. Canadian Michael Woods (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) finished second, 50 seconds back. Bookwalter moved up to third overall in the general classification with his second-place finish on Stage 7. Pre-race favorites Fränk Schleck (Trek Factory Racing) and Chris Horner (Airgas Safeway Cycling Team) finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Salt Lake City resident Robbie Squire (Hincapie Racing Team) retained his ninth-place on G.C.

“Going into today, my dream scenario that I was envisioning was winning the stage, getting onto the podium and getting the points jersey. That was the ideal outcome,” said Bookwalter who also won the Utah Sports Commission Sprint Leader jersey. “I did two out of three. I came up a couple hundred (yards) short on the third of three. I'm proud of my ride and I am really proud of my boys here this week.”

Berhane was awarded the Vivint Most Aggressive Rider jersey. Greg Daniel (Axeon Cycling Team) successfully defended the Utah Office of Tourism King of the Mountain Leader jersey. Placing eighth overall put 19-year old Daniel Martinez (Team Colombia) in the Subaru Best Young Rider jersey. Fans selected Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing Team) as the America First Credit Union Fan Favorite in the Best Overall Fan Favorite category. Team Colombia won the Washakie Renewable Energy Best Team classification.



Results

Stage 7: Park City, 125.5 km
1 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 3:14:51
2 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team at s.t.
3 Natnael Berhane (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka 0:20
4 Robbie Squire (USA) Hincapie Racing Team
5 Christopher Horner (USA) Airgas-Safeway Cycling Team
6 Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing
7 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
8 Daniel Martínez (Col) Colombia
9 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Team Cannondale-Garmin all s.t.
10 Rob Britton (Can) Team SmartStop 0:48
11 Michael Woods (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:20
12 Flavio De Luna (Mex) Team SmartStop 1:34
13 Walter Pedraza (Col) Colombia s.t.
14 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF 1:41
15 Jorge Castiblanco (Col) Colombia 1:44
16 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Axeon Cycling Team
17 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling both s.t.
18 Michael Schär (Sui) BMC Racing Team 1:57
19 Brendan Canty (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts s.t.
20 Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team 2:53
21 Robin Carpenter (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 2:56
22 Dion Smith (NZl) Hincapie Racing Team 3:10
23 Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team 3:11
24 Chris Butler (USA) Team SmartStop 3:14
25 Carlos Mario Ramirez (Col) Colombia 3:25
26 Cayetano Sarmiento (Col) Colombia s.t.
27 Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF 3:31
28 Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Axeon Cycling Team 3:33
29 Julian Bernard (Fra) Trek Factory Racing 3:58
30 Leonardo Basso (Ita) Trek Factory Racing s.t.
31 Luis Lemus (Mex) Airgas-Safeway Cycling Team 4:37
32 Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 5:07
33 Timothy Roe (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling s.t.
34 Daniel Eaton (USA) Axeon Cycling Team 5:37
35 Connor McCutcheon (USA) Airgas-Safeway Cycling Team 6:05
36 Griffin Easter (USA) Airgas-Safeway Cycling Team s.t.
37 Samuel Spokes (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 6:12
38 Nicolae Tanovitchii (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 7:04
39 Kilian Frankiny (Irl) BMC Racing Team 7:06
40 Alex Howes (USA) Team Cannondale-Garmin 7:08
41 Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 8:03
42 Benjamin King (USA) Team Cannondale-Garmin 8:09
43 Marco Canola (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling s.t.
44 Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Team Cannondale-Garmin both s.t.
45 Edwin Avila (Col) Colombia 8:13
46 Angus Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 8:18
47 Justin Mauch (USA) Airgas-Safeway Cycling Team s.t.
48 Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN - Qhubeka both s.t.
49 Alexandr Braico (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 8:20
50 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts 8:50
51 James Oram (NZl) Axeon Cycling Team 9:14
52 Tanner Putt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling s.t.
53 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 9:23
54 Calvin Watson (Aus) Trek Factory Racing 10:22
55 Gregory Daniel (USA) Axeon Cycling Team s.t.
56 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF 10:45
57 John Hornbeck (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 12:13
58 Gavin Mannion (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 12:14
59 Joseph Schmalz (USA) Hincapie Racing Team s.t.
60 Taylor Sheldon (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis both s.t.
61 Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF 13:16
62 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 14:55
63 Tyler Magner (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 15:16
64 John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 15:18
65 Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
66 Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned) Team Cannondale-Garmin
67 Edward King (USA) Team Cannondale-Garmin
68 Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
69 Fabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing
70 Logan Owen (USA) Axeon Cycling Team
71 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
72 Brodie Talbot (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
73 Stephen Leece (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home
74 Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team all s.t.
75 Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 15:30
76 Michael Torckler (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts 15:35
77 Jack Anderson (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts s.t.
78 Mackenzie Brennan (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 15:39
79 Erik Slack (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis s.t.
80 Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies both s.t.
81 Josh Berry (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts 15:48
82 David Williams (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home s.t.
83 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF 15:56
84 Steve Fisher (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
85 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
86 Gregory Brenes Obando (CRc) Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home
87 Oscar Clark (USA) Hincapie Racing Team
88 Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
89 Cullen Easter (USA) Airgas-Safeway Cycling Team
90 Kevin Gottlieb (USA) Airgas-Safeway Cycling Team
91 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
92 Manuel Francesco Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF
93 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling all s.t.
94 Andrea Manfredi (Ita) Bardiani CSF 16:03
95 Emerson Oronte (USA) Team SmartStop 16:16
96 Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF 16:31
97 Sebastián Molano (Col) Colombia 19:23
98 Zach Bell (Can) Team SmartStop 21:55
99 Graeme Brown (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 22:31
DNF Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka
DNF Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
DNF Pierrick Naud (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
DNF Walter Gaston Trillini (Arg) Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home
DNF Carson Miller (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home
DNS Travis McCabe (USA) Team SmartStop
 
Final GC
1 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Team Cannondale-Garmin 28:06:48
2 Michael Woods (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies at 0:50
3 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 1:05
4 Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 1:07
5 Christopher Horner (USA) Airgas-Safeway Cycling Team 1:09
6 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 1:12
7 Natnael Berhane (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka 1:22
8 Daniel Martínez (Col) Colombia 1:41
9 Robbie Squire (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 1:46
10 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 1:50
11 Walter Pedraza (Col) Colombia 3:10
12 Jorge Castiblanco (Col) Colombia 4:03
13 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Axeon Cycling Team 4:25
14 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 4:29
15 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF 4:58
16 Dion Smith (NZl) Hincapie Racing Team 6:10
17 Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team 6:15
18 Brendan Canty (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts 6:22
19 Flavio De Luna (Mex) Team SmartStop 6:31
20 Chris Butler (USA) Team SmartStop 6:55
21 Robin Carpenter (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 7:16
22 Michael Schär (Sui) BMC Racing Team 9:35
23 Rob Britton (Can) Team SmartStop 9:54
24 Cayetano Sarmiento (Col) Colombia 10:54
25 Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 13:22
26 Kilian Frankiny (Irl) BMC Racing Team 14:42
27 Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Team Cannondale-Garmin 16:21
28 Gavin Mannion (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 16:49
29 Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team 17:06
30 Nicolae Tanovitchii (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 21:27
31 James Oram (NZl) Axeon Cycling Team 22:02
32 Julian Bernard (Fra) Trek Factory Racing 23:19
33 Benjamin King (USA) Team Cannondale-Garmin 23:32
34 Alexandr Braico (Mda) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 24:25
35 Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Axeon Cycling Team 24:32
36 Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF 24:33
37 Alex Howes (USA) Team Cannondale-Garmin 25:16
38 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF 25:26
39 Angus Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 26:38
40 Timothy Roe (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 26:50
41 Connor McCutcheon (USA) Airgas-Safeway Cycling Team 27:26
42 John Hornbeck (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 27:57
43 Carlos Mario Ramirez (Col) Colombia 28:17
44 Leonardo Basso (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 28:23
45 Daniel Eaton (USA) Axeon Cycling Team 28:47
46 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts 30:50
47 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 33:45
48 Gregory Brenes Obando (CRc) Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home 35:30
49 Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 36:10
50 Logan Owen (USA) Axeon Cycling Team 38:17
51 Luis Lemus (Mex) Airgas-Safeway Cycling Team 38:39
52 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 39:13
53 Edwin Avila (Col) Colombia 39:45
54 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF 40:57
55 Griffin Easter (USA) Airgas-Safeway Cycling Team 41:05
56 Taylor Sheldon (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 41:13
57 Marco Canola (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 41:15
58 Manuel Francesco Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF 43:08
59 Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN - Qhubeka 44:08
60 Gregory Daniel (USA) Axeon Cycling Team 44:35
61 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 45:54
62 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 46:06
63 Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF 48:16
64 Stephen Leece (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home 49:38
65 Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 50:24
66 Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 51:09
67 Calvin Watson (Aus) Trek Factory Racing 51:31
68 Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned) Team Cannondale-Garmin 52:24
69 Joseph Schmalz (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 53:14
70 Cullen Easter (USA) Airgas-Safeway Cycling Team 53:22
71 Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 56:27
72 Edward King (USA) Team Cannondale-Garmin 57:05
73 Jack Anderson (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts 57:15
74 Sebastián Molano (Col) Colombia 59:03
75 Steve Fisher (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 59:09
76 Jordan Kerby (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 59:33
77 Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:00:11
78 Emerson Oronte (USA) Team SmartStop 1:00:21
79 John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 1:01:34
80 Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team 1:03:26
81 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:03:49
82 Tanner Putt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 1:04:09
83 Erik Slack (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 1:05:09
84 David Williams (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home 1:06:52
85 Mackenzie Brennan (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 1:08:09
86 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 1:09:22
87 Samuel Spokes (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 1:09:44
88 Fabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing 1:10:03
89 Justin Mauch (USA) Airgas-Safeway Cycling Team 1:10:14
90 Brodie Talbot (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts 1:11:09
91 Michael Torckler (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts 1:11:39
92 Tyler Magner (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 1:13:02
93 Josh Berry (NZl) Team Budget Forklifts 1:14:00
94 Oscar Clark (USA) Hincapie Racing Team 1:18:26
95 Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF 1:21:27
96 Andrea Manfredi (Ita) Bardiani CSF 1:28:20
97 Zach Bell (Can) Team SmartStop 1:31:25
98 Kevin Gottlieb (USA) Airgas-Safeway Cycling Team 1:38:33
99 Graeme Brown (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling 1:52:21