Petersen: Tour of Utah’s women’s race may be best for spectators

As it gets closer, Logan Mayor Craig Petersen says he’s getting even more excited about the 2015 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah professional cycling race which has its start in Logan on Monday, August 3rd.

Petersen says it is an extremely significant event in the cycling world, just one step below the Tour de France.

The mayor says thousands of people will be in the city to witness the event and he says spectators will be able to see the start and the end of the men’s race.

“In some ways for spectators the best part of the day may be the women’s race which starts at 11 o’clock and goes to 12:15 p.m.,” Petersen says. “That is a loop race right within Logan.

“It starts out on 100 West, goes up 300 North along 400 East down the Boulevard and back. The women race for 75 minutes. So they’ll be whizzing by for a 75 minute period of time and the woman who completes the greatest distance in that 75 minutes will be the winner.”

Spectators will be able to see that race for the entire time. He says the public should know that during that time, within the boundaries of the women’s race from about 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., it will be possible for pedestrians to enter and exit the area but vehicles will not be allowed.

The center of activities for the race is at the area of Sunrise Cyclery between 100 and 200 North on 100 East.

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