Tour of Utah gains new management and UCI approval

The Tour of Utah, America's third biggest stage race behind the Tours of Georgia and California, has undergone a restructuring of its management committee and will now be led by former Salt Lake City Mayor Ted Wilson as Executive Director. Featuring some of Utah's highest mountain passes and widely accepted as America's hardest stage race, the 2007 event is now officially certified by the UCI as a 2.2 ranked stage race on the American Tour.

"Being an avid biker myself, I understand the importance of this race to the riders as well as the community," said Wilson. "Our whole new structure makes this a community event. There are no profit takers. If we make money it will go back into the race or to charity. I look forward to working with the board as well as the hundreds of volunteers who will make this event a success."

The 2007 race will feature eight stages and begin on June 30. Details of the stages are due to be announced in January and will likely include mountainous terrain believed to be the equivalent of major climbs in the Tour de France and other European races.

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