TechPowered By

More tech

Tour of Utah 2010

Date range:
August 17-22, 2010

August 17, Prologue: Utah State Capitol 4.5km

Phinney claims Utah opener

By:
Kirsten Frattini
Published:
August 18, 2010, 2:28 BST,
Updated:
August 18, 2010, 15:31 BST

Dowsett continues time trial form in second

Taylor Phinney (Trek-Livestrong) rides to victory on the Tour of Utah's opening stage.

Taylor Phinney (Trek-Livestrong) rides to victory on the Tour of Utah's opening stage.

view thumbnail gallery

Taylor Phinney (Trek-Livestrong) has started the Tour of Utah with a smashing victory on the 4.48 kms prologue located at the Utah State Capitol. The world pursuit track champion outpaced his own teammate, Under 23 UK and European time trial champion Alex Dowsett while prologue specialist Brent Bookwalter (BMC Racing) finished in third place.

“Sometimes in cycling you feel like you have a perfect day and today was not like that at all,” Phinney said. “I was in so much pain. It was a good course that suited me; a short prologue and coming off the track in the individual pursuit suited me. It definitely was not easy at all.”

Phinney’s winning time of 6:02.59 earned him the yellow jersey heading into the 136.31 kilometre stage one from Ogden to Salt Lake City. Dowsett trails his teammate by a mere three seconds, while Bookwalter is an additional eight seconds behind.

“There is a lot of climbing here and I’m not going to say that I’ll be over them in the front group every day,” Phinney said. “There are a lot of really good climbers here too. There are long climbs at altitude.

“I will do my best to stay in the race tomorrow and if something happens we have Tim Roe and Ben King who are solid climbers,” he added.

Pursuit specialists hone in on Utah prologue

It was a day well-suited for the track pursuit specialists amongst the professional men’s 143 rider peloton. At just under five kilometres the course was the perfect distance, with a predominantly uphill course and headwind on the way out, followed by a blazing downhill tailwind on the return to the Utah State Capitol.

Two-time USA pursuit champion Bobby Lea (On The Rivet) was the seventh rider down the start ramp and ended his time trial in the lead with 6:15.07. Lea is a seasoned track cyclist with nine USA Cycling championship titles held over six different track disciplines.

“It’s been five year’s now since I have done a pursuit, but it felt like what I remembered,” Lea said. “It feels good to finally do a ride where I feel competitive. It was a surprise for me to get the time I got. I didn’t feel so good when I finished, but sometimes when it feels terrible that’s a good sign.”

His time held strong for nearly two-thirds of the prologue before being shattered by another former track pursuiter in Dowsett. He stole the hot seat with a time of 6:05.45.

“Some people said to ease up over the first climb because of the altitude but I figured it was only a short six minutes,” Dowsett said. “It’s only six minutes of my life, if I can’t hang on for that long I shouldn’t be in cycling.”

Defending prologue champion Bookwalter had high expectations coming into the event. with a series of impressive European prologue finishes under his belt including a second place at the Giro d’Italia opener. He rode in with a time of 6:13.79, good enough for third place.

“I did the same time today as I did last year when I won,” Bookwalter said. “I really didn’t know what to expect. I haven’t raced since the Tour. I thought if I could do a similar time that would be good enough. That thinking was a little bit to my demise. I was using my average speeds from last year on the way out so that I wouldn’t blow up and those guys went faster. That said, I feel like I went as fast as I could.”

Phinney stole the show with a winning performance of 6:02.59. He was a late-race entrant, only added to the start list the day before the prologue.

“To get one and two, with Alex Dowsett getting second; I feel bad for taking that win away from him because I just decided to come to Utah yesterday,” Phinney said. “It is a great win for the team and further solidifies our ranks amongst pro racing in the US.”

Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare-Maxxis) captured fourth place on the day with a time of 6:14.13, bumping Lea down to fifth place.

Three-time Tour of California winner Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) is riding the Tour without the support of teammates and does not expect to win the overall title. He praised Phinney and Dowsett for their strong performances in the prologue.

“I’m looking forward to the race and having a good time,” said Leipheimer, who won the Leadville Trail 100 and broke the course record at the weekend. “It is unrealistic of me to think that I could win here by myself. Maybe I’ll go for a stage win.”

Leipheimer was impressed with the performance of Phinney and Dowsett, who ride for the feeder squad to Team Radioshack. “It is awesome. They are the junior team of Team Radioshack and those are the guys that are going to move up in the ranks and be the future stars of US Cycling,” he said. “I think they will be great ambassadors of the sport. I am happy to see that.”

Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Taylor Phinney (USA) Trek-LIVESTRONG 0:06:02  
2 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek-LIVESTRONG 0:00:03  
3 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:11  
4 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 0:00:12  
5 Robert Lea (USA) On The Rivet p/b Ion Sports Nutrition 0:00:13  
6 Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (USA) BISSELL Pro Cycling Team 0:00:14  
7 Jeff Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:15  
8 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:16  
9 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) BISSELL Pro Cycling Team    
10 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Mellow Johnny's 0:00:18  
11 David Tanner (Aus) V Australia    
12 Peter Latham (NZl) BISSELL Pro Cycling Team 0:00:19  
13 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) Canyon Bicycles    
14 Jason Donald (USA) Team Rio Grande 0:00:21  
15 Cesar Grajales (Col) On The Rivet p/b Ion Sports Nutrition    
16 Robert Britton (Can) BISSELL Pro Cycling Team 0:00:22  
17 Paul Mach (USA) BISSELL Pro Cycling Team 0:00:23  
18 Christopher Baldwin (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis    
19 K Frank Pipp (USA) BISSELL Pro Cycling Team    
20 Taylor Sheldon (USA) Team Holowesko Partners 0:00:24  
21 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Team Holowesko Partners    
22 Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita    
23 Larry Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team    
24 Darren Lill (RSA) V Australia    
25 Philip Zajicek (USA) V Australia    
26 Caleb Fairly (USA) Team Holowesko Partners    
27 Aaron Kemps (Aus) V Australia    
28 Julian Kyer (USA) Trek-LIVESTRONG 0:00:25  
29 Jonathan Mccarty (USA) Team Rio Grande    
30 Mike Olheiser (USA) Canyon Bicycles    
31 Davide Frattini (Ita) Team Type 1    
32 Scott Stewart (USA) Team Type 1 0:00:27  
33 Jay Thompson (RSA) V Australia 0:00:28  
34 Tim Roe (Aus) Trek-LIVESTRONG    
35 Brad White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis    
36 Corey Collier (USA) On The Rivet p/b Ion Sports Nutrition    
37 Darren Rolfe (Aus) V Australia    
38 Danny Summerhill (USA) Team Holowesko Partners 0:00:29  
39 Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team    
40 Zach Bell (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
41 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1    
42 Andrew Barker (USA) Team Holowesko Partners 0:00:30  
43 Phil Mooney (USA) California Giant Berry Farms    
44 Andrei Krasilnikay (Bel) Team Holowesko Partners    
45 Morgan Schmitt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 0:00:31  
46 Andres Ignacio Pereyra (Arg) Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita    
47 Anibal Borrajo (Arg) Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita    
48 Carter Jones (USA) KFAN Composite p/b teamgive    
49 Mike Friedman (USA) KFAN Composite p/b teamgive 0:00:32  
50 Adrian Hegyvary (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis    
51 James Driscoll (USA) Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita    
52 Max Durtschi (USA) Team Holowesko Partners    
53 Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1    
54 Ian Gray (USA) Team Rio Grande    
55 Jonathan Baker (USA) KENDA Pro Cycling Team p/b GEARGRINDER 0:00:33  
56 Timothy Johnson (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis    
57 Benjamin King (Aus) Trek-LIVESTRONG    
58 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita 0:00:34  
59 Jonathan Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:00:35  
60 Chase Pinkham (USA) Trek-LIVESTRONG    
61 Alex Hagman (USA) On The Rivet p/b Ion Sports Nutrition    
62 Jonathan Garcia (USA) Team Rio Grande    
63 Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
64 Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 1 0:00:36  
65 Jai Crawford (Aus) V Australia 0:00:37  
66 Jesse Millersmith (USA) California Giant Berry Farms    
67 Robbie Squire (USA) Team Holowesko Partners    
68 Maxim Jenkins (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis    
69 Sean Passage (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling    
70 Ian Boswell (USA) BISSELL Pro Cycling Team    
71 Christopher Parrish (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling 0:00:38  
72 Jesse Moore (USA) California Giant Berry Farms    
73 Scott Tietzel (USA) KFAN Composite p/b teamgive 0:00:39  
74 Spencer Smitheman (Can) Hagens Berman Cycling    
75 Burke Swindlehurst (USA) KFAN Composite p/b teamgive    
76 Sam Johnson (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling 0:00:40  
77 Sam Krieg (USA) Cole Sport    
78 Patrick Bevin (NZl) BISSELL Pro Cycling Team    
79 Tyler Riedesel (USA) Canyon Bicycles 0:00:41  
80 Daniel Ramsey (USA) KENDA Pro Cycling Team p/b GEARGRINDER    
81 Joshua Berry (USA) On The Rivet p/b Ion Sports Nutrition 0:00:42  
82 Evan Hyde (USA) On The Rivet p/b Ion Sports Nutrition    
83 John Bennett (USA) California Giant Berry Farms    
84 Phillip Gaimon (USA) KENDA Pro Cycling Team p/b GEARGRINDER 0:00:43  
85 Kennett Peterson (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling 0:00:44  
86 Bryson Perry (USA) Cole Sport    
87 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1    
88 Alister Ratcliff (USA) Adageo Energy Pro Cycling    
89 Marc De Maar (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis    
90 Andres Diaz (Col) Exergy    
91 Chris Winn (Aus) Team Rio Grande 0:00:45  
92 Ian Holt (USA) Team Rio Grande    
93 Kevin Rowe (USA) Exergy    
94 Kai Applequist (USA) Exergy 0:00:46  
95 Evan Huffman (USA) Adageo Energy Pro Cycling    
96 Dan Bechtold (USA) Exergy    
97 Timothy Farnham (USA) Adageo Energy Pro Cycling    
98 Mike Sohm (USA) Canyon Bicycles 0:00:47  
99 Brad Bingham (USA) Team Rio Grande    
100 Bill Demong (USA) Cole Sport    
101 Andrew Baker (USA) KENDA Pro Cycling Team p/b GEARGRINDER 0:00:48  
102 Bradley Gehrig (USA) Canyon Bicycles    
103 Zachary Tittensor (USA) Canyon Bicycles    
104 Eric Bennett (USA) Adageo Energy Pro Cycling    
105 Remi Mcmanus (USA) Exergy    
106 Joe Dombrowski (USA) Trek-LIVESTRONG    
107 Cody Stevenson (USA) Adageo Energy Pro Cycling    
108 David Harward (USA) Canyon Bicycles    
109 Ian Crane (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling 0:00:50  
110 Andrew Guptill (USA) Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita    
111 Ivan Dominguez (Cub) Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita    
112 Todd Hageman (USA) Cole Sport 0:00:52  
113 David Brockbank (USA) Canyon Bicycles    
114 Kenneth Hanson (USA) Team Type 1    
115 Taylor Kneuven (USA) Team Rio Grande    
116 Michael Lanham (USA) KENDA Pro Cycling Team p/b GEARGRINDER    
117 Alfredo Cruz (USA) Adageo Energy Pro Cycling 0:00:53  
118 Jordan Cheyne (Can) Exergy    
119 Lang Reynolds (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling    
120 Matthew Cooke (USA) KFAN Composite p/b teamgive    
General Classification after Prologue
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Taylor Phinney (USA) Trek-LIVESTRONG 0:06:02  
2 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Trek-LIVESTRONG 0:00:03  
3 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:11  
4 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 0:00:12  
5 Robert Lea (USA) On The Rivet p/b Ion Sports Nutrition 0:00:13  
6 Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (USA) BISSELL Pro Cycling Team 0:00:14  
7 Jeff Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:15  
8 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:16  
9 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) BISSELL Pro Cycling Team    
10 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Mellow Johnny's 0:00:18  
11 David Tanner (Aus) V Australia    
12 Peter Latham (NZl) BISSELL Pro Cycling Team 0:00:19  
13 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) Canyon Bicycles    
14 Jason Donald (USA) Team Rio Grande 0:00:21  
15 Cesar Grajales (Col) On The Rivet p/b Ion Sports Nutrition    
16 Robert Britton (Can) BISSELL Pro Cycling Team 0:00:22  
17 Paul Mach (USA) BISSELL Pro Cycling Team 0:00:23  
18 Christopher Baldwin (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis    
19 K Frank Pipp (USA) BISSELL Pro Cycling Team    
20 Taylor Sheldon (USA) Team Holowesko Partners 0:00:24  
21 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Team Holowesko Partners    
22 Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita    
23 Larry Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team    
24 Darren Lill (RSA) V Australia    
25 Philip Zajicek (USA) V Australia    
26 Caleb Fairly (USA) Team Holowesko Partners    
27 Aaron Kemps (Aus) V Australia    
28 Julian Kyer (USA) Trek-LIVESTRONG 0:00:25  
29 Jonathan Mccarty (USA) Team Rio Grande    
30 Mike Olheiser (USA) Canyon Bicycles    
31 Davide Frattini (Ita) Team Type 1    
32 Scott Stewart (USA) Team Type 1 0:00:27  
33 Jay Thompson (RSA) V Australia 0:00:28  
34 Tim Roe (Aus) Trek-LIVESTRONG    
35 Brad White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis    
36 Corey Collier (USA) On The Rivet p/b Ion Sports Nutrition    
37 Darren Rolfe (Aus) V Australia    
38 Danny Summerhill (USA) Team Holowesko Partners 0:00:29  
39 Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team    
40 Zach Bell (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
41 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1    
42 Andrew Barker (USA) Team Holowesko Partners 0:00:30  
43 Phil Mooney (USA) California Giant Berry Farms    
44 Andrei Krasilnikay (Bel) Team Holowesko Partners    
45 Morgan Schmitt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis 0:00:31  
46 Andres Ignacio Pereyra (Arg) Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita    
47 Anibal Borrajo (Arg) Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita    
48 Carter Jones (USA) KFAN Composite p/b teamgive    
49 Mike Friedman (USA) KFAN Composite p/b teamgive 0:00:32  
50 Adrian Hegyvary (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis    
51 James Driscoll (USA) Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita    
52 Max Durtschi (USA) Team Holowesko Partners    
53 Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1    
54 Ian Gray (USA) Team Rio Grande    
55 Jonathan Baker (USA) KENDA Pro Cycling Team p/b GEARGRINDER 0:00:33  
56 Timothy Johnson (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis    
57 Benjamin King (Aus) Trek-LIVESTRONG    
58 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita 0:00:34  
59 Jonathan Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:00:35  
60 Chase Pinkham (USA) Trek-LIVESTRONG    
61 Alex Hagman (USA) On The Rivet p/b Ion Sports Nutrition    
62 Jonathan Garcia (USA) Team Rio Grande    
63 Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
64 Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 1 0:00:36  
65 Jai Crawford (Aus) V Australia 0:00:37  
66 Jesse Millersmith (USA) California Giant Berry Farms    
67 Robbie Squire (USA) Team Holowesko Partners    
68 Maxim Jenkins (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis    
69 Sean Passage (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling    
70 Ian Boswell (USA) BISSELL Pro Cycling Team    
71 Christopher Parrish (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling 0:00:38  
72 Jesse Moore (USA) California Giant Berry Farms    
73 Scott Tietzel (USA) KFAN Composite p/b teamgive 0:00:39  
74 Spencer Smitheman (Can) Hagens Berman Cycling    
75 Burke Swindlehurst (USA) KFAN Composite p/b teamgive    
76 Sam Johnson (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling 0:00:40  
77 Sam Krieg (USA) Cole Sport    
78 Patrick Bevin (NZl) BISSELL Pro Cycling Team    
79 Tyler Riedesel (USA) Canyon Bicycles 0:00:41  
80 Daniel Ramsey (USA) KENDA Pro Cycling Team p/b GEARGRINDER    
81 Joshua Berry (USA) On The Rivet p/b Ion Sports Nutrition 0:00:42  
82 Evan Hyde (USA) On The Rivet p/b Ion Sports Nutrition    
83 John Bennett (USA) California Giant Berry Farms    
84 Phillip Gaimon (USA) KENDA Pro Cycling Team p/b GEARGRINDER 0:00:43  
85 Kennett Peterson (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling 0:00:44  
86 Bryson Perry (USA) Cole Sport    
87 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1    
88 Alister Ratcliff (USA) Adageo Energy Pro Cycling    
89 Marc De Maar (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling p/b Maxxis    
90 Andres Diaz (Col) Exergy    
91 Chris Winn (Aus) Team Rio Grande 0:00:45  
92 Ian Holt (USA) Team Rio Grande    
93 Kevin Rowe (USA) Exergy    
94 Kai Applequist (USA) Exergy 0:00:46  
95 Evan Huffman (USA) Adageo Energy Pro Cycling    
96 Dan Bechtold (USA) Exergy    
97 Timothy Farnham (USA) Adageo Energy Pro Cycling    
98 Mike Sohm (USA) Canyon Bicycles 0:00:47  
99 Brad Bingham (USA) Team Rio Grande    
100 Bill Demong (USA) Cole Sport    
101 Andrew Baker (USA) KENDA Pro Cycling Team p/b GEARGRINDER 0:00:48  
102 Bradley Gehrig (USA) Canyon Bicycles    
103 Zachary Tittensor (USA) Canyon Bicycles    
104 Eric Bennett (USA) Adageo Energy Pro Cycling    
105 Remi Mcmanus (USA) Exergy    
106 Joe Dombrowski (USA) Trek-LIVESTRONG    
107 Cody Stevenson (USA) Adageo Energy Pro Cycling    
108 David Harward (USA) Canyon Bicycles    
109 Ian Crane (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling 0:00:50  
110 Andrew Guptill (USA) Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita    
111 Ivan Dominguez (Cub) Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita    
112 Todd Hageman (USA) Cole Sport 0:00:52  
113 David Brockbank (USA) Canyon Bicycles    
114 Kenneth Hanson (USA) Team Type 1    
115 Taylor Kneuven (USA) Team Rio Grande    
116 Michael Lanham (USA) KENDA Pro Cycling Team p/b GEARGRINDER    
117 Alfredo Cruz (USA) Adageo Energy Pro Cycling 0:00:53  
118 Jordan Cheyne (Can) Exergy    
119 Lang Reynolds (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling    
120 Matthew Cooke (USA) KFAN Composite p/b teamgive