Mannion seals second overall at the 2017 Tour of Utah
SALT LAKE CITY – Gavin Mannion capped off an incredible week of racing at the 2017 Tour of Utah with a third place on the final stage in downtown Salt Lake City.
McCabe wins Utah Sports Commission Best Sprinter jersey
The 25-year-old’s podium result after the 117-kilometer stage, featuring 11 hilly circuits of 10.8 km around the state Capitol, sealed his second place overall result after seven days at “America’s Toughest Stage Race.” Jonny Clarke finished in seventh, giving UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling two top 10s in the event.
Rob Britton (Rally Cycling) won the overall title after claiming the jersey on the third stage.
“I am beyond happy to have kept my second place intact to the finale,” Mannion said. “The team did an amazing job of protecting me the entire week, which was extra crucial as my position was constantly under threat by Serghei Tvetcov and Neilson Powless (third and fourth place overall on GC) who were always just a few seconds behind me. For the guys to work for me and help Travis McCabe in the sprints so well, it’s just a great feeling to race with this team.”
McCabe took control of the sprint jersey after his win on stage 5 and eventually won by three points ahead of Marco Canola, the victor on the last day.
“I never stopped working for this jersey,” McCabe said after the stage. “My lead in the sprint competition was secured only because I won the second sprint in Salt Lake thanks to help from Daniel Jaramillo who got me where I needed to be. This jersey belongs to all the guys on the team. I’m honored to be a part of such a great group.”
The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling squad hopes to carry over the great form from Utah to the Colorado Classic, starting August 10-13.