After a flat tire in stage 1 of the Tour of Utah, James Piccoli lost the race lead and fell to 13 place. But after todays stage 2’s climb to Powder Mountain, James took action finishing 2nd today to come with in 26 seconds of the leader and is now sitting 2nd overall.
“Today we had an extra bit of motivation,” said Piccoli who was awarded the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Most Aggressive Rider jersey. “I always want to do the best I can here. I think there is lots to play for, and the team is going to do everything we can to continue fighting and to race strong.”
With is great ride, James was awarded the Larry H. Miller Dealership most Aggressive Rider Jersey.
Stage 3 presented by BYUtv on Thursday, Aug. 15 begins for a fourth time at Antelope Island State Park. Most of the 5,895 feet of climbing on this 85.9-mile (138.3-kilometer) stage will be collected when the route skirts the Wasatch Mountains south of Layton, with three Category 3 climbs in the final 29 miles. Following a punchy KOM up the Bountiful Bench, the route follows a new southbound stretch of Bountiful Boulevard for finishing circuits in first-time host city North Salt Lake.