Tour of Utah cancels 2020 race

The Tour of Utah peloton passes by Checkerboard Rock in Zion National Park.
The Tour of Utah peloton passes by Checkerboard Rock in Zion National Park. (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/

The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah announced Friday night that the seven-day ProSeries race scheduled for August 3-9 has been canceled due to concerns over the ongoing novel coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

"With the best interests of our host communities, riders, cycling fans and partners at heart, the Tour of Utah is focusing on the health and safety of all its participants and has made the difficult decision not to hold its race this August,” said Steve Miller, chairman of the Tour of Utah. “For the past 15 editions, this international cycling event has traveled the scenic byways of Utah, and we will miss gathering communities together to enjoy the race this year.”

The race joins the rest of the cycling community as it goes on hiatus while the world fights the spread of the pandemic. The UCI recently delayed all sanctioned racing until at least June 1, but the Utah race is taking extra precautions and proactively canceling the event. 

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