The Tour of Utah presented by Three Peaks Promotions has been awarded International Cycling Union (UCI) status; consequently, the Tour will be given a date on the 2007 UCI calendar.
The decision to make the Tour of Utah an official UCI event comes from recommendations by UCI commissaires who participated behind the scenes at the 2006 inaugural Tour, as well as from positive feedback from race teams. UCI commissaire Marilyn Allen was the team liaison for the August 2006 Tour. "The teams were happy with the event and look forward to returning next year," she said.
The Tour of Utah is a six- day, six-stage, 500-mile bike race across some of Northern Utah’s challenging landscapes. Planning for 2007 is already underway with the Tour dates to be set for late July or early August. Jason Preston, president of Three Peaks Promotions and race director for the Tour of Utah, said he has already been looking at several routes for next year and is confident that the race will live up to its reputation as 'America’s Toughest Tour'. "We look forward to getting our team around us right away in order to raise the bar for next year," said Preston.
More information about the 2006 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah can be found on www.tourofutah.com.