Lance Retires, The Floyd Landis affair, The Tour of Georgia loses its title sponsor in Ford. Sounds bleak dosen’t it? It seems that all is not that bad. The recently completed Tour of Utah is lookiing for UCI classification as the Third stage race on US soil. It has a lot going for it. The entire race is at altitude and just a few short weeks from the World Championships. This is perfect for those pros who want to use a big stage race like the Vuelta for training. Since it is not a full three weeks long, it may be more attractive tho those who traditionally drop out midway through the Vuelta.
There are still some orginizational issues being worked out since this is just the third year of the Tour of Utah. The race started in 2004 as the four-day Thanksgiving Point Stage Race and Cycling Festival.