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Tour of Utah 2009

Date range:
August 18-23, 2009

August 20, Stage 2: Thanksgiving Point - Mount Nebo 124km

Lill solos to victory on Mount Nebo

By:
Kirsten Frattini
Published:
August 20, 2009, 21:35 BST,
Updated:
August 21, 2009, 10:39 BST

Rock Racing's Mancebo remains in race lead

Darren Lill (Team Type1) takes a solo stage win in Utah.

Darren Lill (Team Type1) takes a solo stage win in Utah.

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Darren Lill celebrated his 27th birthday in fine fashion, with a solo victory on the Tour of Utah's second stage. The Team Type 1 rider attacked at the bottom of the 32-kilometre ascent of Mount Nebo. Francisco Mancebo (Rock Racing) attacked an eight-rider chase group to capture second place, and maintain his overall lead, ahead of defending race champion Jeff Louder (BMC).

“It’s nice to get a win on my birthday,” said Lill. “I’ve been looking for a win for a long time and I don’t know what’s been going on but praise God for helping me today because it was a long, hard day and I definitely needed his help all the way to the line - I was praying the whole way.”

As expected the decisive finishing climb caused the overall classification to reshuffle. Lill’s stage-winning performance moved him up into second place, 35 seconds behind Mancebo, while Louder also moved closer to the overall lead by taking third place, 40 seconds back.

“The last climb was very hard and there weren’t very many people left,” Mancebo said. “Lill attacked and he was very strong. Sevilla worked very hard to bring back a lot of attacks on the way up the climb. I fell off the group a few times because I just couldn’t stay with them in those moments. I came back and jumped at the very finish. I will wear the jersey again tomorrow and hopefully I’ll be able to keep it until the end.”

The Spanish climber reaped the benefits of having an equally talented team-mate in Oscar Sevilla at his disposal during the climb up Mount Nebo. Lill counter attacked OUCH-Maxxis’ near five-kilometre lead-out into the start of the lengthy climb. Sevilla went with him and the pair set off on what looked to be a move too early.

“I was seesawing all day fighting cramps,” said Bissell’s climber Burke Swindlehurst. “OUCH set a fast tempo at the bottom, the kind where you would think there was five kilometres left in the race, not 35! That was pretty interesting that they would ride that hard into what was essentially an hour and thirty minute climb. As soon as it looked like OUCH didn’t have anymore matches to burn Lill went and Sevilla went with him.”

Mancebo sat back amongst a 11-rider chase group without additional tea-mmates for protection. The small bunch quickly became aware of the leader’s isolation and started attacking. Up front Sevilla sacrificed his own opportunity to move into the race lead and dropped off of Lill’s wheel to return to his team-mate and friend’s side as a faithful servant.

“I dropped back because we had a long way to go,” Sevilla said. “Mancebo is our leader and he is very strong. It was better for us to stay together. There were a lot of attacks coming from Baldwin and Louder. In the last couple of kilometres I couldn’t do any more. Our team worked very good today.”

Back in the chase group Sevilla set a quick tempo on the front of the field to try to reduce the time to Lill, who had gained over a minute and became the virtual race leader. However the attacks continued mid-climb forcing the chase group to reduce to nine riders, Louder, Pat McCarty and Chris Baldwin (OUCH p/b Maxis), Matthew Busche (Kelly Benefit Strategies), Anthony Colby (Colavita-Sutter Home), Phil Zajicek (Fly V. Australia) and Burke Swindlehurst (Bissell).

After their dominant display to finish one-two on the previous stage, Sevilla and Mancebo surprisingly displayed signs of weakness with both falling off pace as activity within the chase group increased. Louder put in several attacks in pursuit of Lill followed by counter attacks from Baldwin and McCarty.

“When Lill attacked no one could match him,” said Louder. “I know Lill is strong and very motivated. He’s good at getting out there and putting his head down and going for it. He was really steady and we were on and off. I just stayed with the leaders Mancebo and Sevilla.

“I tried to hit them three or four times and they were just too strong,” he added. “All I could manage was third. It was a disappointing third but it’s still a long race and I didn’t give up too much time today.”

Lill maintained a steady tempo holding his margin at one minute. It decreased during moments of high activity in the chase group and went up again when the bunch settled down.

“I rode this climb last week and I had an idea of what was in store,” Lill said. “Some of the bigger guys would do better over the top where it’s rolling, they can get some recovery there. I wanted to do damage at the bottom of the climb where it was steeper. I wanted to get some time. I don’t think I gained as much time as I would have liked but I’m happy with the win, it’s great for my Team Type 1.”

The chase group successfully rid Sevilla from the group and Mancebo fought hard, yo-yoing in and out of the group trying to maintain contact. A slight downhill was all it took for Mancebo to find his second wind and he attacked with 200-metres to go to capture second place.

“Mancebo’s been top 10 in the Tour a couple of times so he is a great rider,” Louder said. “He’s also a nice guy and it’s good to be able to race against good riders and race against the world’s best. Even when Mancebo is suffering he’s got that little bit more.

“I didn’t think he was going to go like he did at the end,” added Louder. “I though we had him on the ropes. He knows what he’s doing and saved just a little for the end. Maybe it’s just desire but he always had something left.”

In addition to his race lead Mancebo leads the sprint classification. Lill’s stage win moved him into the event’s mountains classification jersey. Louder moved into the Best Utah Rider jersey, ahead of the previous day’s leader Dave Zabriskie (DZ Nuts) while USA Under 23 road and criterium champion Alex Howes (Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin) is the event’s best young rider.

The Tour of Utah continues on Friday with a 14.5-kilometre individual time trial at Miller Motorsports Park.

More photos to follow.

Results
1 Darren Lill (Team Type1) 3:00:21  
2 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Rock Racing) 0:00:22  
3 Jeff Louder (BMC Pro Cycling Team) 0:00:26  
4 Patrick McCarty (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis)    
5 Matthew Busche (Kelly Benfit Strategies)    
6 Anthony Colby (Colavita Olive Oil/Sutter Home)    
7 Christopher Baldwin (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis) 0:00:42  
8 Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing) 0:01:09  
9 Philip Zajicek (Fly V Australia)    
10 Burke Swindlehurst (Bissell Pro Cycling) 0:02:15  
11 Max Jenkins (KFAN Composite Team) 0:02:36  
12 Brent Bookwalter (BMC Pro Cycling Team)    
13 Bjorn Selander (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG)    
14 Alex Howes (Garmin/Felt)    
15 Tyler Wren (Colavita Olive Oil/Sutter Home)    
16 Alexander Hagman (Ciclismo Racing)    
17 Aaron Olsen (KFAN Composite Team)    
18 Andrew Bajadali (Kelly Benfit Strategies)    
19 Chad Beyer (BMC Pro Cycling Team) 0:02:59  
20 Dan Bowman (Kelly Benfit Strategies)    
21 Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell Pro Cycling)    
22 Peter Horn (Team Rio Grande)    
23 Steve Bovay (BMC Pro Cycling Team)    
24 David Zabriskie (Garmin Slipstream)    
25 Matthew Cooke (RideClean P/B Patentit.com) 0:03:18  
26 Moises Aldape (Team Type1) 0:05:24  
27 Kirk Carlsen (Garmin/Felt) 0:06:05  
28 Jim Camut (Land Rover-Orbea b/f the LAF)    
29 Rob Britton (Trek Red Truck Cycling) 0:07:07  
30 Justin England (California Giant Berry Farms)    
31 Nathaniel English (ZteaM)    
32 John Hunt (California Giant Berry Farms)    
33 Scott Tietzel (KFAN Composite Team)    
34 Peter Stetina (Garmin/Felt)    
35 Jesse Moore (California Giant Berry Farms)    
36 Glen Chadwick (Rock Racing)    
37 Bradley White (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis)    
38 Jonathan Baker (KFAN Composite Team)    
39 Andrew Guptill (Colavita Olive Oil/Sutter Home) 0:08:18  
40 Daniel Vaillancourt (Colavita Olive Oil/Sutter Home)    
41 Nate Page (RideClean P/B Patentit.com) 0:08:33  
42 Norman Bryner (Canyon Bicycles All Stars) 0:08:38  
43 John Eisinger (Ciclismo Racing)    
44 Ian Gray (Ciclismo Racing)    
45 Floyd Landis (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis) 0:09:00  
46 Chris Jones (Team Type1) 0:11:03  
47 David Clinger (Cole Sport)    
48 Benjamin King (Fly V Australia)    
49 Jonathan Garcia (BMC Pro Cycling Team) 0:11:23  
50 Reid Mumford (Kelly Benfit Strategies) 0:11:34  
51 Chase Pinkham (Canyon Bicycles All Stars)    
52 Erik Slack (Team Bobs-Bicycles.com)    
53 James Mattis (California Giant Berry Farms) 0:12:42  
54 Ryohei Komori (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG) 0:12:44  
55 Nic Hamilton (Trek Red Truck Cycling) 0:13:25  
56 Julian Kyer (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG)    
57 Peter Salon (Garmin/Felt)    
58 Victor Hugo Pena (Rock Racing)    
59 David Glick (RideClean P/B Patentit.com) 0:13:54  
60 Bill Demong (Cole Sport) 0:14:11  
61 Zack Simons (Cole Sport)    
62 Colt Trant (KFAN Composite Team) 0:14:29  
63 Justin Laue (ZteaM)    
64 Frank Pipp (Bissell Pro Cycling) 0:15:16  
65 Ian Macgregor (Team Type1)    
66 Benjamin Day (Fly V Australia) 0:15:27  
67 Brandon Lynch (Team Bobs-Bicycles.com)    
68 David Talbott (Team Waste Management)    
69 Ian McKissick (BMC Pro Cycling Team) 0:16:22  
70 Corey Collier (Team Rio Grande) 0:17:10  
71 Christopher Phipps (ZteaM) 0:17:13  
72 David Harward (Canyon Bicycles All Stars) 0:18:31  
73 Jared Gilyard (RideClean P/B Patentit.com) 0:19:42  
74 Will Dugan (Team Type1) 0:20:08  
75 Christopher Hong (Team Bobs-Bicycles.com) 0:20:32  
76 David Veilleux (Kelly Benfit Strategies) 0:22:08  
77 Alex Candelario (Kelly Benfit Strategies)    
78 Paul Thomas (RideClean P/B Patentit.com) 0:22:34  
79 John Murphy (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis)    
80 Troy Heithecker (Team Rio Grande)    
81 Todd Hageman (Cole Sport)    
82 Eric Jeppsen (Cole Sport)    
83 Allen Krughoff (Team Rio Grande)    
84 Jamie Sparling (Trek Red Truck Cycling)    
85 Timothy Johnson (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis)    
86 Ben King (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG)    
87 Chris Barton (BMC Pro Cycling Team)    
88 Chris Winn (Team Rio Grande)    
89 Stefano Barberi (ZteaM)    
90 Scott Stewart (Team Waste Management)    
91 Michael Booth (Canyon Bicycles All Stars)    
92 Ryan Baumann (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG)    
93 Bernie Sulzberger (Fly V Australia)    
94 Evan Hyde (Cole Sport)    
95 Carter Jones (Team Waste Management)    
96 Jose Erique Gutierrez Cataluna (Rock Racing)    
97 Michael Telega (California Giant Berry Farms)    
98 Jared Barrilleaux (California Giant Berry Farms)    
99 Tom Zirbel (Bissell Pro Cycling)    
100 Paul Mach (Bissell Pro Cycling)    
101 Evan Elken (Land Rover-Orbea b/f the LAF)    
102 Andrew Talansky (KFAN Composite Team)    
103 Eric Pardyjak (Canyon Bicycles All Stars)    
104 Jeremy Vennell (Bissell Pro Cycling)    
105 Alessandro Bazzanna (Fly V Australia)    
106 Benjamin Kneller (Ciclismo Racing)    
107 Roman Van Uden (Land Rover-Orbea b/f the LAF)    
108 James Wingert (ZteaM)    
109 Alex Rock (Canyon Bicycles All Stars)    
110 Cameron Evans (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis)    
111 Daniel Holt (Team Type1)    
112 Paul Esposti (Ciclismo Racing)    
113 Roman Kilun (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis)    
114 Guido Palma (Colavita Olive Oil/Sutter Home)    
115 Jesse Gordon (Canyon Bicycles All Stars)    
116 Josh Bartlett (Land Rover-Orbea b/f the LAF)    
117 Sam Bewley (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG)    
118 Kevin Noiles (Trek Red Truck Cycling)    
119 Jesse Sergent (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG)    
120 Omer Kem (Bissell Pro Cycling)    
121 Kiel Reijnen (Team Rio Grande)    
122 Will Routley (Trek Red Truck Cycling)    
123 Vincent Owens (ZteaM)    
124 Kai Applequist (Team Bobs-Bicycles.com) 0:22:46  
125 Chris Stuart (Team Bobs-Bicycles.com)    
126 Daniel Ramsey (ZteaM) 0:23:04  
127 Nick Frey (Ciclismo Racing) 0:29:10  
128 Brad Bingham (Team Rio Grande)    
129 Taylor Shelden (Garmin/Felt)    
130 Raymond Kreder (Garmin/Felt)    
131 Walker Savidge (Garmin/Felt)    
132 Adam Thuss (Trek Red Truck Cycling)    
133 Morgan Schmitt (Bissell Pro Cycling)    
134 Dave Vukets (Trek Red Truck Cycling)    
135 Sergio Hernandez (Rock Racing)    
136 Ryan Anderson (Kelly Benfit Strategies)    
137 Aaron Tuckerman (Land Rover-Orbea b/f the LAF)    
138 Ivan Dominguez (Rock Racing)    
139 Osvaldo Olmos (California Giant Berry Farms)    
DNF Logan Hunn (Land Rover-Orbea b/f the LAF)    
DNF Mike Northey (Land Rover-Orbea b/f the LAF)    
DNF Ryan Good (Ciclismo Racing)    
DNF Lewis Fellas (RideClean P/B Patentit.com)    
DNF Zach Watson (Team Bobs-Bicycles.com)    
DNF Lucas Binder (ZteaM)    
DSQ Bobby Sweeting (Land Rover-Orbea b/f the LAF)    
DSQ Daniel Workman (Ciclismo Racing)    
DSQ Corey Carlson (Team Rio Grande)    
DSQ Sean Mazich (Team Waste Management)    
DSQ Stevie Cullinan (Team Waste Management)    
DSQ Tom Soladay (RideClean P/B Patentit.com)    
DSQ Kevin Kirkwood (RideClean P/B Patentit.com)    
DSQ Nick Clayville (Team Bobs-Bicycles.com)    
DSQ Tad Hamilton (Team Bobs-Bicycles.com)    
DSQ Cameron Hoffman (Canyon Bicycles All Stars)    
DSQ Bradley Gehrig (Cole Sport)    
Mountains
1
1 Aaron Olsen (KFAN Composite Team) 10 pts
2 Nathaniel English (ZteaM) 8  
3 Kiel Reijnen (Team Rio Grande) 6  
4 Alex Howes (Garmin/Felt) 4  
5 Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell Pro Cycling) 3  
6 Bradley White (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis) 2  
2
1 Bradley White (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis) 10 pts
2 Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing) 8  
3 Moises Aldape (Team Type1) 6  
4 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Rock Racing) 4  
5 Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell Pro Cycling) 3  
6 Philip Zajicek (Fly V Australia) 2  
Sprints
1
1 Sean Mazich (Team Waste Management) 5 pts
2 Mike Northey (Land Rover-Orbea b/f the LAF) 3  
3 John Murphy (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis) 1  
2
1 Bradley White (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis) 5 pts
2 Sam Bewley (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG) 3  
3 Roman Van Uden (Land Rover-Orbea b/f the LAF) 1  
General classification after Stage 2
1 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Rock Racing) 6:31:44  
2 Darren Lill (Team Type1) 0:00:35  
3 Jeff Louder (BMC Pro Cycling Team) 0:00:40  
4 Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing) 0:01:02  
5 Patrick McCarty (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis)    
6 Matthew Busche (Kelly Benfit Strategies) 0:01:03  
7 Christopher Baldwin (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis) 0:01:10  
8 Anthony Colby (Colavita Olive Oil/Sutter Home) 0:01:12  
9 Philip Zajicek (Fly V Australia) 0:01:40  
10 Brent Bookwalter (BMC Pro Cycling Team) 0:02:50  
11 Burke Swindlehurst (Bissell Pro Cycling) 0:02:54  
12 Tyler Wren (Colavita Olive Oil/Sutter Home) 0:03:06  
13 Alex Howes (Garmin/Felt) 0:03:10  
14 Bjorn Selander (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG) 0:03:12  
15 David Zabriskie (Garmin Slipstream) 0:03:15  
16 Alexander Hagman (Ciclismo Racing)    
17 Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell Pro Cycling) 0:03:16  
18 Andrew Bajadali (Kelly Benfit Strategies) 0:03:22  
19 Dan Bowman (Kelly Benfit Strategies) 0:03:36  
20 Peter Horn (Team Rio Grande)    
21 Chad Beyer (BMC Pro Cycling Team) 0:03:42  
22 Matthew Cooke (RideClean P/B Patentit.com) 0:03:55  
23 Aaron Olsen (KFAN Composite Team) 0:04:21  
24 Max Jenkins (KFAN Composite Team) 0:04:29  
25 Steve Bovay (BMC Pro Cycling Team) 0:04:47  
26 Moises Aldape (Team Type1) 0:05:55  
27 Jim Camut (Land Rover-Orbea b/f the LAF) 0:06:45  
28 Kirk Carlsen (Garmin/Felt) 0:06:46  
29 Bradley White (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis) 0:07:36  
30 Glen Chadwick (Rock Racing)    
31 Peter Stetina (Garmin/Felt)    
32 Jonathan Baker (KFAN Composite Team) 0:07:41  
33 Rob Britton (Trek Red Truck Cycling) 0:07:46  
34 Scott Tietzel (KFAN Composite Team)    
35 Jesse Moore (California Giant Berry Farms) 0:08:01  
36 Justin England (California Giant Berry Farms) 0:08:50  
37 Daniel Vaillancourt (Colavita Olive Oil/Sutter Home) 0:09:03  
38 Ian Gray (Ciclismo Racing) 0:09:17  
39 John Hunt (California Giant Berry Farms)    
40 Floyd Landis (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis) 0:09:38  
41 Andrew Guptill (Colavita Olive Oil/Sutter Home) 0:10:11  
42 Nate Page (RideClean P/B Patentit.com) 0:10:31  
43 John Eisinger (Ciclismo Racing) 0:10:33  
44 David Clinger (Cole Sport) 0:11:41  
45 Chris Jones (Team Type1) 0:12:51  
46 Reid Mumford (Kelly Benfit Strategies) 0:13:13  
47 Chase Pinkham (Canyon Bicycles All Stars) 0:13:23  
48 Erik Slack (Team Bobs-Bicycles.com) 0:13:31  
49 Julian Kyer (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG) 0:13:56  
50 Victor Hugo Pena (Rock Racing) 0:14:00  
51 Nic Hamilton (Trek Red Truck Cycling) 0:15:18  
52 Bill Demong (Cole Sport) 0:16:10  
53 Jonathan Garcia (BMC Pro Cycling Team) 0:16:11  
54 Peter Salon (Garmin/Felt) 0:16:27  
55 Benjamin Day (Fly V Australia) 0:17:07  
56 Ian Macgregor (Team Type1) 0:17:08  
57 Nathaniel English (ZteaM) 0:17:27  
58 Ian McKissick (BMC Pro Cycling Team) 0:17:46  
59 Corey Collier (Team Rio Grande) 0:17:49  
60 James Mattis (California Giant Berry Farms) 0:17:56  
61 David Glick (RideClean P/B Patentit.com) 0:19:06  
62 Justin Laue (ZteaM) 0:19:41  
63 Ryohei Komori (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG) 0:20:59  
64 Norman Bryner (Canyon Bicycles All Stars) 0:22:12  
65 David Veilleux (Kelly Benfit Strategies) 0:22:28  
66 Benjamin King (Fly V Australia) 0:22:32  
67 Colt Trant (KFAN Composite Team) 0:22:33  
68 Christopher Hong (Team Bobs-Bicycles.com) 0:22:52  
69 Sam Bewley (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG) 0:22:57  
70 Scott Stewart (Team Waste Management) 0:23:06  
71 Frank Pipp (Bissell Pro Cycling) 0:23:19  
72 David Talbott (Team Waste Management) 0:23:31  
73 Brandon Lynch (Team Bobs-Bicycles.com) 0:23:35  
74 Christopher Phipps (ZteaM) 0:24:00  
75 Will Routley (Trek Red Truck Cycling) 0:24:10  
76 Timothy Johnson (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis) 0:24:13  
77 Roman Kilun (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis) 0:24:15  
78 Carter Jones (Team Waste Management) 0:24:20  
79 Bernie Sulzberger (Fly V Australia) 0:24:23  
80 Cameron Evans (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis) 0:24:25  
81 Kevin Noiles (Trek Red Truck Cycling) 0:24:51  
82 Jared Gilyard (RideClean P/B Patentit.com) 0:24:59  
83 David Harward (Canyon Bicycles All Stars) 0:26:26  
84 Alex Candelario (Kelly Benfit Strategies) 0:27:11  
85 Jesse Sergent (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG) 0:27:15  
86 Tom Zirbel (Bissell Pro Cycling) 0:27:17  
87 Ben King (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG) 0:27:30  
88 Roman Van Uden (Land Rover-Orbea b/f the LAF)    
89 Paul Esposti (Ciclismo Racing) 0:27:34  
90 Andrew Talansky (KFAN Composite Team) 0:27:40  
91 Chris Winn (Team Rio Grande) 0:27:50  
92 Michael Booth (Canyon Bicycles All Stars) 0:27:56  
93 Jose Erique Gutierrez Cataluna (Rock Racing) 0:28:06  
94 Will Dugan (Team Type1) 0:28:08  
95 Paul Mach (Bissell Pro Cycling) 0:30:13  
96 Jeremy Vennell (Bissell Pro Cycling) 0:30:21  
97 Jared Barrilleaux (California Giant Berry Farms) 0:30:25  
98 Jamie Sparling (Trek Red Truck Cycling) 0:30:31  
99 Jesse Gordon (Canyon Bicycles All Stars) 0:30:36  
100 Evan Hyde (Cole Sport)    
101 Ryan Baumann (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG)    
102 Omer Kem (Bissell Pro Cycling) 0:30:37  
103 Stefano Barberi (ZteaM) 0:30:42  
104 Todd Hageman (Cole Sport) 0:30:49  
105 Evan Elken (Land Rover-Orbea b/f the LAF) 0:30:51  
106 Kiel Reijnen (Team Rio Grande) 0:31:25  
107 Guido Palma (Colavita Olive Oil/Sutter Home) 0:32:51  
108 Benjamin Kneller (Ciclismo Racing) 0:32:54  
109 Paul Thomas (RideClean P/B Patentit.com) 0:32:59  
110 Vincent Owens (ZteaM) 0:33:01  
111 Daniel Ramsey (ZteaM) 0:33:33  
112 Chris Barton (BMC Pro Cycling Team) 0:33:35  
113 James Wingert (ZteaM) 0:33:57  
114 Taylor Shelden (Garmin/Felt) 0:33:58  
115 Allen Krughoff (Team Rio Grande) 0:34:03  
116 Zack Simons (Cole Sport) 0:34:10  
117 Josh Bartlett (Land Rover-Orbea b/f the LAF) 0:34:15  
118 Ryan Anderson (Kelly Benfit Strategies) 0:35:31  
119 Ivan Dominguez (Rock Racing) 0:35:36  
120 Eric Jeppsen (Cole Sport) 0:35:46  
121 Kai Applequist (Team Bobs-Bicycles.com) 0:35:49  
122 John Murphy (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis) 0:35:51  
123 Troy Heithecker (Team Rio Grande) 0:36:09  
124 Eric Pardyjak (Canyon Bicycles All Stars) 0:36:25  
125 Nick Frey (Ciclismo Racing) 0:36:58  
126 Dave Vukets (Trek Red Truck Cycling) 0:37:28  
127 Daniel Holt (Team Type1) 0:38:32  
128 Adam Thuss (Trek Red Truck Cycling) 0:39:42  
129 Morgan Schmitt (Bissell Pro Cycling) 0:39:45  
130 Michael Telega (California Giant Berry Farms) 0:39:57  
131 Sergio Hernandez (Rock Racing)    
132 Alex Rock (Canyon Bicycles All Stars) 0:40:09  
133 Chris Stuart (Team Bobs-Bicycles.com)    
134 Aaron Tuckerman (Land Rover-Orbea b/f the LAF) 0:40:31  
135 Raymond Kreder (Garmin/Felt) 0:40:32  
136 Alessandro Bazzanna (Fly V Australia) 0:42:45  
137 Walker Savidge (Garmin/Felt) 0:42:55  
138 Brad Bingham (Team Rio Grande) 0:45:19  
139 Osvaldo Olmos (California Giant Berry Farms) 0:56:05  
Mountains classification
1 Bradley White (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis) 12 pts
2 Aaron Olsen (KFAN Composite Team) 10  
3 Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing) 8  
4 Nathaniel English (ZteaM) 8  
5 Moises Aldape (Team Type1) 6  
6 Kiel Reijnen (Team Rio Grande) 6  
7 Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell Pro Cycling) 6  
8 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Rock Racing) 4  
9 Alex Howes (Garmin/Felt) 4  
10 Philip Zajicek (Fly V Australia) 2  
Sprint classification
1 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Rock Racing) 10 pts
2 Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing) 8  
3 David Veilleux (Kelly Benfit Strategies) 6  
4 Bradley White (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis) 5  
5 Sean Mazich (Team Waste Management) 5  
6 Victor Hugo Pena (Rock Racing) 4  
7 Sam Bewley (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG) 3  
8 Mike Northey (Land Rover-Orbea b/f the LAF) 3  
9 David Clinger (Cole Sport) 2  
10 Roman Van Uden (Land Rover-Orbea b/f the LAF) 1  
11 John Murphy (OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis) 1  
Best young rider classification
1 Max Jenkins (KFAN Composite Team) 3:02:57  
2 Bjorn Selander (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG)    
3 Alex Howes (Garmin/Felt)    
4 Kirk Carlsen (Garmin/Felt) 0:03:29  
5 Peter Stetina (Garmin/Felt) 0:04:31  
6 Benjamin King (Fly V Australia) 0:08:27  
7 Chase Pinkham (Canyon Bicycles All Stars) 0:08:58  
8 Erik Slack (Team Bobs-Bicycles.com)    
9 Ryohei Komori (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG) 0:10:08  
10 Julian Kyer (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG) 0:10:49  
11 Peter Salon (Garmin/Felt)    
12 Zack Simons (Cole Sport) 0:11:35  
13 David Talbott (Team Waste Management) 0:12:51  
14 Will Dugan (Team Type1) 0:17:32  
15 Christopher Hong (Team Bobs-Bicycles.com) 0:17:56  
16 David Veilleux (Kelly Benfit Strategies) 0:19:32  
17 Ben King (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG) 0:19:58  
18 Chris Barton (BMC Pro Cycling Team)    
19 Scott Stewart (Team Waste Management)    
20 Ryan Baumann (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG)    
21 Carter Jones (Team Waste Management)    
22 Andrew Talansky (KFAN Composite Team)    
23 Roman Van Uden (Land Rover-Orbea b/f the LAF)    
24 Guido Palma (Colavita Olive Oil/Sutter Home)    
25 Sam Bewley (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG)    
26 Jesse Sergent (U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG)    
27 Nick Frey (Ciclismo Racing) 0:26:34  
28 Taylor Shelden (Garmin/Felt)    
29 Raymond Kreder (Garmin/Felt)    
30 Walker Savidge (Garmin/Felt)    
31 Ryan Anderson (Kelly Benfit Strategies)    
Best Utah rider classification
1 Jeff Louder (BMC Pro Cycling Team) 3:00:47  
2 Burke Swindlehurst (Bissell Pro Cycling) 0:01:49  
3 David Zabriskie (Garmin Slipstream) 0:02:33  
4 Nate Page (RideClean P/B Patentit.com) 0:08:07  
5 Norman Bryner (Canyon Bicycles All Stars) 0:08:12  
6 Reid Mumford (Kelly Benfit Strategies) 0:11:08  
7 Chase Pinkham (Canyon Bicycles All Stars)    
8 Bill Demong (Cole Sport) 0:13:45  
9 Zack Simons (Cole Sport)    
10 David Harward (Canyon Bicycles All Stars) 0:18:05  
11 Todd Hageman (Cole Sport) 0:22:08  
12 Eric Jeppsen (Cole Sport)    
13 Michael Booth (Canyon Bicycles All Stars)    
14 Evan Hyde (Cole Sport)    
15 Eric Pardyjak (Canyon Bicycles All Stars)    
16 Alex Rock (Canyon Bicycles All Stars)    
17 Jesse Gordon (Canyon Bicycles All Stars)    
Teams classification
1 Rock Racing 13:35:14  
2 BMC Pro Cycling Team 0:00:30  
3 OUCH Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 0:01:05  
4 Kelly Benfit Strategies 0:01:14  
5 Colavita Olive Oil/Sutter Home 0:01:42  
6 Team Type 1 0:02:17  
7 U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG 0:03:06  
8 Felt-Holowesko 0:03:22  
9 Fly V Australia 0:04:25  
10 Ciclismo Racing 0:04:40  
11 KFAN Composite Team 0:04:50  
12 Bissell Pro Cycling 0:06:54  
13 Team Rio Grande 0:08:36  
14 RideClean P/B Patentit.com 0:10:21  
15 Trek Red Truck Cycling 0:10:31  
16 California Giant Berry Farms 0:10:48  
17 Team Bobs-Bicycles.com 0:16:48  
18 Land Rover-Orbea b/f the LAF 0:18:59  
19 Canyon Bicycles All Stars 0:19:53  
20 Cole Sport 0:20:53  
21 Team Waste Management 0:25:05  
22 ZteaM 0:26:00  

Darren Lill celebrated his 27th birthday in fine fashion, with a solo victory on the Tour of Utah's second stage. The Team Type 1 rider attacked at the bottom of the 32-kilometre ascent of Mount Nebo. Francisco Mancebo (Rock Racing) attacked an eight-rider chase group to capture second place, and maintain his overall lead, ahead of defending race champion Jeff Louder (BMC).

“It’s nice to get a win on my birthday,” said Lill. “I’ve been looking for a win for a long time and I don’t know what’s been going on but praise God for helping me today because it was a long, hard day and I definitely needed his help all the way to the line - I was praying the whole way.”

As expected the decisive finishing climb caused the overall classification to reshuffle. Lill’s stage-winning performance moved him up into second place, 35 seconds behind Mancebo, while Louder also moved closer to the overall lead by taking third place, 40 seconds back.

“The last climb was very hard and there weren’t very many people left,” Mancebo said. “Lill attacked and he was very strong. Sevilla worked very hard to bring back a lot of attacks on the way up the climb. I fell off the group a few times because I just couldn’t stay with them in those moments. I came back and jumped at the very finish. I will wear the jersey again tomorrow and hopefully I’ll be able to keep it until the end.”

The Spanish climber reaped the benefits of having an equally talented team-mate in Oscar Sevilla at his disposal during the climb up Mount Nebo. Lill counter attacked OUCH-Maxxis’ near five-kilometre lead-out into the start of the lengthy climb. Sevilla went with him and the pair set off on what looked to be a move too early.

“I was seesawing all day fighting cramps,” said Bissell’s climber Burke Swindlehurst. “OUCH set a fast tempo at the bottom, the kind where you would think there was five kilometres left in the race, not 35! That was pretty interesting that they would ride that hard into what was essentially an hour and thirty minute climb. As soon as it looked like OUCH didn’t have anymore matches to burn Lill went and Sevilla went with him.”

Mancebo sat back amongst a 11-rider chase group without additional tea-mmates for protection. The small bunch quickly became aware of the leader’s isolation and started attacking. Up front Sevilla sacrificed his own opportunity to move into the race lead and dropped off of Lill’s wheel to return to his team-mate and friend’s side as a faithful servant.

“I dropped back because we had a long way to go,” Sevilla said. “Mancebo is our leader and he is very strong. It was better for us to stay together. There were a lot of attacks coming from Baldwin and Louder. In the last couple of kilometres I couldn’t do any more. Our team worked very good today.”

Back in the chase group Sevilla set a quick tempo on the front of the field to try to reduce the time to Lill, who had gained over a minute and became the virtual race leader. However the attacks continued mid-climb forcing the chase group to reduce to nine riders, Louder, Pat McCarty and Chris Baldwin (OUCH p/b Maxis), Matthew Busche (Kelly Benefit Strategies), Anthony Colby (Colavita-Sutter Home), Phil Zajicek (Fly V. Australia) and Burke Swindlehurst (Bissell).

After their dominant display to finish one-two on the previous stage, Sevilla and Mancebo surprisingly displayed signs of weakness with both falling off pace as activity within the chase group increased. Louder put in several attacks in pursuit of Lill followed by counter attacks from Baldwin and McCarty.

“When Lill attacked no one could match him,” said Louder. “I know Lill is strong and very motivated. He’s good at getting out there and putting his head down and going for it. He was really steady and we were on and off. I just stayed with the leaders Mancebo and Sevilla.

“I tried to hit them three or four times and they were just too strong,” he added. “All I could manage was third. It was a disappointing third but it’s still a long race and I didn’t give up too much time today.”

Lill maintained a steady tempo holding his margin at one minute. It decreased during moments of high activity in the chase group and went up again when the bunch settled down.

“I rode this climb last week and I had an idea of what was in store,” Lill said. “Some of the bigger guys would do better over the top where it’s rolling, they can get some recovery there. I wanted to do damage at the bottom of the climb where it was steeper. I wanted to get some time. I don’t think I gained as much time as I would have liked but I’m happy with the win, it’s great for my Team Type 1.”

The chase group successfully rid Sevilla from the group and Mancebo fought hard, yo-yoing in and out of the group trying to maintain contact. A slight downhill was all it took for Mancebo to find his second wind and he attacked with 200-metres to go to capture second place.

“Mancebo’s been top 10 in the Tour a couple of times so he is a great rider,” Louder said. “He’s also a nice guy and it’s good to be able to race against good riders and race against the world’s best. Even when Mancebo is suffering he’s got that little bit more.

“I didn’t think he was going to go like he did at the end,” added Louder. “I though we had him on the ropes. He knows what he’s doing and saved just a little for the end. Maybe it’s just desire but he always had something left.”

In addition to his race lead Mancebo leads the sprint classification. Lill’s stage win moved him into the event’s mountains classification jersey. Louder moved into the Best Utah Rider jersey, ahead of the previous day’s leader Dave Zabriskie (DZ Nuts) while USA Under 23 road and criterium champion Alex Howes (Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin) is the event’s best young rider.

The Tour of Utah continues on Friday with a 14.5-kilometre individual time trial at Miller Motorsports Park.