2017 Tour of Utah kicks off in Logan

LOGAN – For the second time in the event’s history, Logan was able to play host to the opening stage of the Tour of Utah. More than 120 cyclists raced 132 miles through Logan Canyon, around Bear Lake and back into Logan, gaining 6,550 feet in elevation.

Like the events first visit to Logan in 2015, hundreds of fans lined the canyon and finish line on 100 East to cheer on the riders.

American Tyler Magner won the stage by inches, finishing in 4 hours, 56 minutes and 49 seconds. British cyclist Christopher Lawless came in second and American Travis McCabe finished third.

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The King of the Mountain competition, which rewards points for being one of the first to reach the Logan Canyon summit – both on the way to and from Bear Lake – was won by American Jacob Rathe.

The Tour will move to Brigham City for Tuesday’s start, but will pass through Cache Valley as the cyclists ride around the Wellsville Mountains.

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