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2008 Tour of Utah - Stage 2
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Date: 8/15/2008
2008 Tour of Utah - Stage 2

2008 Tour of Utah - Stage 2
Garmin/Chipotle scores again with Blake Caldwell... BMC's Jeff Louder and Darren Lill lead the break of the day that succeeded by the slimmest of margins. Team Type 1’s Glen Chadwick dons the King of the Mountains Jersey.  Photos

Michael Creed leads an attack gets a gap as they climb above the valley floor, no lack of scenic beauty in the tour of Utah. Photo © 2008 Vero Image

Tour of Utah Stage 2 -Ogden to Salt Lake City
Blake Caldwell of Garmin/Chipotle won the second stage of the Tour of Utah by coming around break mates BMC's Darren Lill and Jeff Louder to take the stage and the leaders yellow jersey. Jeff Louder finished third 15 seconds down, the final member of the break of the day. Behind the lead chase group of 9 riders was led to the finish 18 seconds later by Toyota United's Chris Baldwin and Rock Racing duo of climbers Oscar Sevilla and Cesar Grajales.

The Tour of Utah "Devil" makes an appearance as the road goes up... certainly a sign that the race has come of age! Photo © 2008 Vero Image

The day was one for the climbers with 10,585 feet of gravity challenges over the 84.6 mile course opening up with the climb over North Ogden Pass where attacks split the peloton with eight riders going up the road with a lead group of about 50 chasing led by Rock Racings climbers. The group would fracture again on the next climbs of the East Canyon reservoir as the escape was reduced from 8 to a trio of determined escapees: Jeff Louder, Burke Swindlehurst and Ian McKissick  with riders on the chase at intervals on the mountain behind.

Eleven man chase group rolls through one of the few flattish sections of the course with a grove of Aspens alongside the roads. Photo © 2008 Vero Image

Over the final climb of appropriately "Big Mountain" three riders led with Darren Lill leading the climb with Blake Caldwell and Jeff Louder trading off with the first chase group at 30 seconds. BMC's South African - Darren Lill led the descent with Caldwell glued to his wheel as they approached the finish. In the final the Garmin/Chipotle rider pulled around the Lill and took the victory with Lill and Louder in for the final podium steps.

Caldwell displaced Jason Donald from the race lead by 18 seconds with Lill moving to second a scant 4 seconds off the pace of the race lead. Jeff Louder is perched in third on the G.C. only 24 seconds back. Both Jeff Louder and Darren Lill are locals living in the Salt Lake City area and benefited from their familiarity of the climbs used in training.

The chase is on... Photo © 2008 Vero Image

On his account Caldwell is no stranger to the climbs of Utah having won the Queen stage of the tour with the summit finish on the Category 1 Snowbird Ski resort. The race is far from over, with plenty of climbing to come with BMC, Bissel, Rock Racing and Health Net loaded with talented climbers that will work to make the selection at the Mountain Men's rendevouz on Saturday from Park City to Snowbird.

Rock Racing Moves Three Into Top 10 At Tour Of Utah
Rock Racing’s Cesar Grajales, Oscar Sevilla and Tyler Hamilton climbed into the top 10 overall following Thursday’s University Health Care Road Race at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. The trio was part of an 11-man group that finished 18 seconds behind Stage 2 winner Blake Caldwell (Garmin-Chipotle), who assumed the overall lead from teammate and Stage 1 winner Jason Donald.

Oscar Sevilla - Rock Racing takes a pull on the front. Photo © 2008 Vero Image

Just as it did in Wednesday’s opening stage, Rock Racing flexed its muscle to close significant gap late in the 85-mile (137 km) race. Grajales, Hamilton and Sevilla all took turns on the front to reduce a nearly two-minute lead Caldwell and runner-up finisher Darren Lill had enjoyed with fewer than 20 miles to go.

"It was our responsibility to keep it in check,” Rock Racing Team Director Mariano Friedick said. “We didn’t want the gap to be larger than 20 or 30 seconds because our guys are feeling good. Saturday will be the big day, though.”

Hamilton showed no signs of an intestinal bug that had him visiting a hospital emergency room earlier this week. The winner of the Tour of Qinghai Lake in China last month said he thought the chase to catch Caldwell and Lill would be successful. In Wednesday’s opening stage, Rock Racing helped slash a three-rider breakaway’s lead from more than three minutes down to 20 seconds.

“They were just ahead of us on that little descent on the last climb,” Hamilton said. “We almost had them, they were right there, but they did a tremendous job. I wasn’t feeling great, but Sevilla looked good, and Cesar looked good.”

Grajales is now eighth overall, Hamilton is ninth and Sevilla is 10th. All three are 28 seconds behind Caldwell, who holds a four-second lead over Lill. In all, 12 riders are within 30 seconds of the lead.

Mike Creed patrols the front as the climbing begins after the start.
Photo © 2008 Vero Image

Earlier in the day, Rock Racing’s Mike Creed was part of a five-man breakaway that gained a 45-second lead at the 44-mile (70 km) mark. But like several others before, and after, it did not succeed.

Friday's Stage 3 is a 90-minute criterium in Downtown Salt Lake City, followed by what is expected to be the decisive race of the five-day, five-stage event. Saturday’s Stage 4 includes nearly 15,000 feet of climbing.

Following that race, Rock Racing Team Owner Michael Ball will join Hamilton and Fred Rodriguez at a free autograph signing from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Contender Bicycles, 875 East 900 South in Salt Lake City.

Chris Baldwin... Toyota/United pro leads the peloton... Photo © 2008 Vero Image

Chadwick Dons Tour of Utah King Of The Mountain Jersey
Team Type 1’s Glen Chadwick pulled on the Zion's Bank King of the Mountains Jersey following Stage 2 of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah Thursday in Salt Lake City.

Chadwick won the second of three King of the Mountain sprints during the 85-mile (137 km) University Health Care Road Race that began in Ogden and finished in Salt Lake City. The New Zealand Olympian finished 12th on the stage that was won by Blake Caldwell (Garmin-Chipotle) ahead of Darren Lill (BMC Pro Cycling Team).

In addition to earning the polka-dot jersey, Chadwick moved into sixth place, 28 seconds behind Caldwell - who assumed the race lead from Garmin-Chipotle teammate and Stage 1 winner Jason Donald.

It was a remarkable performance considering less than a week ago, Chadwick was racing half a world away in Beijing. "He was really good today," Team Type 1 Sport Director Ed Beamon said. "Chaddy looked to be one of the strongest guys in the front group and that bodes well for the rest of the week."

Chadwick said he rode the first climb as hard as he could, then saved some of his strength leading up to his attack on the second KOM that earned him enough points to take the jersey.

"It was a pretty tough course, but Saturday will be even harder," Chadwick said.

Friday's 90-minute criterium starting at 7 PM in Downtown Salt Lake City will serve as a rest day of sorts for the 102 remaining racers, who have endured more than 15,000 feet of climbing in the first two days.

The peloton descends mid race. Photo © 2008 Vero Image

Stage 4 on Saturday is expected to be the decisive one of the five-day, five-stage event that is billed as “America’s Toughest Stage Race.” The 98-mile (158 km) race features nearly 15,000 feet of climbing over four mountain passes, ending at the Snowbird Ski Resort.

Team Rosters below the results.

Stage 2 Results
Ogden to Salt Lake City

1 Blake Caldwell Garmin/Chipotle 03:30:21 - 10 sec
2 Darren Lill  BMC Pro Cycling Team 03:30:21 - 6 sec
3 Jeffery Louder BMC Pro Cycling Team 03:30:39 00:18 - 3 sec

4 Chris Baldwin  Toyota-United 03:30:39
5 Oscar Sevilla Rock Racing 03:30:39
6 Cesar Grajales  USA Rock Racing 03:30:39
7 Brent Brookwalter  BMC Pro Cycling Team 03:30:39
8 Burke Swindlehurst  Bissell Pro Cycling Team 03:30:39
9 Peter Stetina*  Garmin/Chipotle 3:30:39
10 Tyler Hamilton  Rock Racing 03:30:39
11 Glen Chadwick  Team Type 1 03:30:39
12 Phil Zajicek  Team Health Net 03:30:39

13 Jason Donald Garmin/Chipotle 03:30:59 - :00:38
14 Jared Barrilleaux   Jittery Joe's Pro 03:31:58 - 00:01:37
15 Aaron Olson  Bissell Pro Cycling Team 03:31:58
16 Scott Stewart*  American R.A.D.D. 3:31:58
17 Jonathan Garcia  BMC Pro Cycling Team 03:31:58
18 Kiel Reijnen*  RIDECLEAN/ 03:31:58
19 Jesse Moore California Giant/Specialized  03:31:58
20 Justin England  Toyota-United 03:31:58
21 Chris Wherry Toyota-United 03:31:58
22 Anthony Colby The Fan Sports Network 03:31:58
23 Michael Grabinger P/B Parkpre  03:31:58
24 Valeriy Kobzarenko   Team Type 1 03:31:58
25 Paul Mach  Team Bobs-Bicycles.Com 03:31:58
26 Rory Sutherland 1 Team Health Net 03:31:58
27 Tom Peterson* Garmin-Chipotle 03:31:58
28 Neil Shirley   Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team 03:31:58
29 Bradley White P/BParkpre 03:31:58
30 Matt Cooke  Team Health Net 03:31:58
31 Tyler Wren   The Fan Sports Network  03:31:58
32 Matt Wilson  Team Type 1 03:31:58

33 Christopher Jones Team Type 1 03:35:48  00:05:27
34 Andy Guptill  The Fan Sports Network 03:35:48
35 Erik Slack*  Team Bobs- Bicycles.Com 03:35:48

General Classification After Stage 2
1 Blake Caldwell, Garmin/Chipotle 07:37:40
2 Darren Lill, BMC Pro Cycling 00:00:04
3 Jason Donald, Garmin/Chipotle 00:00:18

4 Jeffry Louder, BMC Pro Cycling 00:00:24
5 Brent Brookwalter, BMC Pro Cycling
6 Glen Chadwick, Team Type 1
7 Phil Zajicek, Team Health Net
8 Cesar Grajales, Rock Racing
9 Tyler Hamilton, Rock Racing
10 Oscar Rivera , Rock Racing 00:00:28

Team Classification After Stage 2
1 BMC Pro Cycling Team 22:54:06
2 Garmin/Chipotle presented by H3O 22:54:06
3 Rock Racing 22:54:24

4 Toyota/United 22:57:02
5 Team Type 1 22:57:02
6 Team Health Net presented by Maxxis 22:57:02
7 Bissell Pro Cycling Team 23:00:52
8 The Fan Sports Network 23:01:51
9 Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team 23:02:11
10 Successful P/B Parkpre 23:05:04
11 California Giant/Specialized 23:06:01
12 Team Bobs‐ 23:08:51
13 RIDECLEAN / 23:25:30
14 American R.A.D.D. presented by Agel 23:39:01
15 Hagens Berman LLP Cycling Team 23:40:33
16 Canyon Bicycles Utah All‐Stars 23:46:22
17 Land Rover ‐ ORBEA 24:00:02

Tour of Utah Team Rosters
American R.A.D.D.
Director: Bryson Perry
Bryson Perry
Cameron Hoffman
Luis Zamudio
Tommy Nelson
Billy DeMong
Adam Livingston
Gardie Jackson

Bissell Pro Cycling Team
Director: Glen Mitchell
Burke Swindlehurst
Ben Jaques-Maynes
Tom Zirbel
Teddy King
Aaron Olsen
Jeremy Vennel
Omer Kem

BMC Racing Team
Directors: Gavin Chilcott, John Lelangue
Jeff Louder
Scott Nydam
Jonathan Garcia
Brent Bookwalter
Steve Bovay
Nathan Miller
Darren Lill
Ian McKissick
Director: Tad Hamilton
Kevin Rowe
Calvin Allen
Matt Weyen
Justin Rose
Rob Campbell
Justin Mayfield
Chris Stuart

California Giant Team
Director: Anthony Gallino
Chris Lieto
Max Jenkins
Andy Jacques Maynes
James Mattis
Ken Hanson
Mark Santurbane
Jesse Moore

The Fan Sports Network Team
Directors: Pro Composite Team
Stefano Barberi
Sheldon Deeny
Anthony Colby
Tyler Wren
Andy Guptill
Scott Tietzel
Mike Lange

Garmin-Chipotle Pro Team
Directors: Chann Mcrae
Blake Caldwell
Tom Danielson
Jason Donald
Will Frischkorn
Tom Peterson
Danny Pate
Peter Stetina
Caleb Fairly

Hagens Berman Cycling Team
Director: Tom Broderick
Nick Clayville
Dan Harm
Adrian Hegyvary
Sam Johnson
Jake MacArthur
Lang Reynolds

Health Net/Maxxis Pro Cycling
Director: Mike Tamayo
Rory Sutherland
Phil Zajicek
Frank Pipp
Roman Kilun
Matt Cooke
Corey Collier
Matt Crane

Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team
Director: Jesse Lawler
Neil Shirley
Trent Wilson
Matt Shriver
Ben Kneller
Ryan Sullivan
Jared Barrilleaux

Ride Clean
Directors: Doug Loveday, Marty Ryerson
Drew Miller
Ryan Blickem
Jacob Rubelt
Joe Kirch
Kyle Colavito
Brian Forbes
Mark Aasmundstad

Rock Racing
Director: Mariano Friedick
Michael Creed
Cesar Grajales
Tyler Hamilton
Doug Ollrenshaw
Victor Hugo Pena
Oscar Sevilla
Adam Switters

Team Rubicon
Director: Norrene Godfrey
Carson Miller - USA
Dean Tracey -USA
Josh Bartlett - USA
Logan Hunn - NZL
Roman VanUden - NZL
Shaun Miller _ AUS
Brad Payne - AUS

Symmetrics Pro Cycling Team
Director: Kevin Cunningham
Svein Tuft
Cam Evans
Christian Meier
Andrew Pinfold
Jacob Erker
Andrew Randell
Eric Wohlberg

Successful Living Pro Cycling Team
Director: Steve Hegg
 Ricardo Escuela
Charles Dionne
Brad White
Alessandro Bazzana
Brian Jensen
Cody O'Reily
JR Grabinger

Team Type 1
Director: Ed Beamon
Moises Aldape
Fabio Calabria
Glen Chadwick
Chris Jones
valeriy Kobzarenko
Shawn Milne
Matt Wilson

Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team
Directors: Len Pettyjohn, Scott Moninger
Baldwin, Chris USA
Blackgrove, Heath NZ
Clarke, J AUS
Day, Ben AUS
England, Justin USA
Vogels, Henk AUS
Wherry, Chris USA

Utah All Stars
Director: Dave Harward
Dave Harward
Ryan Barrett
Todd Hageman
Alex Rock
Nate Page
Jesse Gordon
Eric Pardyak


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