Tour of Utah racers starting to arrive in Cache Valley

Some of the athletes are already arriving in order to get used to the climate and altitude prior to participating in the 13th edition of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, which has its start in Logan on Monday, July 31.

Gary Saxton, manager of the Logan Downtown Alliance and local coordinator of Stage 1, said the 2017 Tour of Utah will begin in downtown Logan at 8:45 a.m. and because he expects thousands of people to be here by then, he suggests local residents arrive early.

Headquarters for the event are once again at approximately 100 North and 100 East where a lot of parking space will be provided.

Until Monday, Saxton says you may see some cyclists here and there.

“I invite everyone to catch a few stages of the Tour de France as it finishes up this week,” Saxton says, “and get ready for professional cycling here on July 31st.”

There are several pre-race events happening in Cache Valley, including a team presentation starting Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Logan Golf and Country Club. There is also a press conference scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Edith Bowen Laboratory School auditorium.

Stage 2 begins in Brigham City on Tuesday, August 1 but comes back through Cache Valley as racers make their way around the Wellsville mountains.

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