Park City Will Host the Tour Of Utah's Last Two Bike Stages
by Diana Fulcher
on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at 4:17pm.
Park City will host the final two stages of Tour of Utah's grueling bike race, that features some of the world’s most prestigious teams and cyclists. The Tour of Utah now attracts worldwide attention as the top international cycling event that follows the Tour de France. With seven days of some of the greatest cycling challenges the world has to offer, the Tour of Utah is not to be missed. The final two stages this year will start and finish in Park City! Stage 5 will be on August 17 (day 6) of the tour and it will begin and end for the first time at The Canyons Village area at Park City Mountain. A winding trail across Summit County will take the race past Jordanelle and Rockport reservoirs for a total 85.1 miles (137 km) and 5,236 feet of climbing. Riders will cross the top of Utah Olympic Park for the first time and face a blazing downhill on Bear Hollow Drive. The final push is vertical along Canyons Resort Drive and High Mountain Road to the finish line in the heart of Canyons Village at Park City Mountain. The professional teams start the course from Canyons Village at Park City Mountain at 2:30 p.m., with an expected finish at 6 p.m. Following the award ceremonies, the after-party for Stage 5 includes a free concert as part of the annual Summer Concert Series.
The final day of the race August 18, Park City will host the end of the race, with it beginning and ending on Park City's Main Street for the seventh time in Tour of Utah's history. The final day features 78.2 miles (125.9 km) and 10,000 feet of climbing! With an exciting downhill finish as the bikers come down the Mine Road, which leads to the finish in front of historically massive crowds along Upper Main Street. The start is at 12:30pm and estimated finish is 3:45pm