McCabe seals victory on stage 5 of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah
BOUNTIFUL, Utah – Travis McCabe clinched an emotional win for the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team on stage 5 of the Tour of Utah. The US criterium champion sailed across the line in Bountiful after timing his sprint perfectly, taking victory by half a bike length ahead of second place.
Mannion still second overall ahead of queen stage
His win also moves him up to first in the Utah Sports Commission Sprinter competition. Gavin Mannion remains in second overall, 26 seconds out of the yellow jersey currently worn by Rob Britton (Rally).
“This is a stage I’ve been dreaming about all year,” McCabe said in a post race interview. ‘To get the stage and the sprinter’s jersey is phenomenal. I was a little impatient yesterday, so today I waited until 250m to go.”
It was another fast and furious day of racing for the peloton, who averaged 50 km an hour for the first hour of the 185km stage.
A break of 12 eventually escaped that included Chris Jones. The move took the pressure of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team, who no longer had to participate in the chase.
Once the riders approached the final climbs in Bountiful, the breakaway group came back and fireworks began. The lead changed hands several times as the GC group attacked each other on the climb.
“The guys did a phenomenal job of taking care of me and staying in position,” McCabe said.
McCabe lost contact with the leaders on the last climb, but Jonny Clarke was there to help him stay calm and pace back up to the group.
“Clarke looked for McCabe to put in him perfect for the sprint, and he was able to finish the great work the team did for him,” team director Seba Alexandre said.
Around the final corner, McCabe was fifth wheel behind Brent Bookwalter (BMC).
“I knew it was going to be a fast sprint because of a tailwind,” McCabe said. “When I opened it up with about 250 meters to go, no one could come around me. I’m pretty proud of this win.”
Tomorrow marks the queen stage of the 2017 Tour of Utah. The 98km stage will take the riders from Heber Valley to Snowbird.
Photo Credit: Jonathan Devich / Epic Images
Tour of Utah Stage 5 Results
- Stage 5
Race Date City Start City Finish Distance
08/04/2017 Layton Bountiful 185
Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt Nation 1 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 4:05:26 US 2 Nippo - Vini Fantini 4:05:26 IT 3 OWEN Logan Axeon Hagens Berman 4:05:26 US 13 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 4:05:26 US 16 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 4:05:26 CO 17 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 4:05:26 AU 42 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 5:21 AU 86 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 9:59 US 108 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 16:35 CO
109 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 16:35 AR
Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt Nation 1 BRITTON Rob Rally Cycling 17:21:21 CA 2 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:26 US 3 Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 0:28 RO 8 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 1:00 AU 26 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 5:06 CO 31 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 12:31 AU 42 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 19:48 US 80 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 34:14 CO 85 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 35:53 US
96 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 37:21 AR
Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt Nation 1 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:00 US 2 Nippo - Vini Fantini 0:00 IT 3 RAIM Mihkel Israel Cycling Academy 0:00 EE
17 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:00 AU
Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt Nation 1 RATHE Jacob Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 0:00 US 2 KUSS Sepp Rally Cycling 0:00 US
3 ROSSKOPF Joey BMC Racing Team 0:00 US
Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt Nation 1 POWLESS Neilson Axeon Hagens Berman 17:21:59 US 2 SWIRBUL Keegan Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 1:18 US
3 NARVAEZ Jhonatan Axeon Hagens Berman 1:52 EC
Pos. Team Time/pnt Nation 1 BMC Racing Team 52:06:18 US 2 Rally Cycling 0:16 US 3 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 2:23 US 4 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 3:07 ES 5 Axeon Hagens Berman 12:59 US 6 Holowesko-Citadel Racing Team 14:36 US 7 Elevate - KHS Pro Cycling 14:40 US 8 Bardiani - CSF 24:20 IT 9 Amore & Vita - Selle SMP presented by FONDRIEST 24:54 AL
10 Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 25:15 US
- Stage 5
Race Date City Start City Finish Distance08/04/2017LaytonBountiful185
Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt Nation1UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team4:05:26US2Nippo - Vini Fantini4:05:26IT3OWEN LoganAxeon Hagens Berman4:05:26US13UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team4:05:26US16UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team4:05:26CO17UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team4:05:26AU42UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team5:21AU86UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team9:59US108UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team16:35CO109UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team16:35AR Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt Nation1BRITTON RobRally Cycling17:21:21CA2UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:26US3Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis0:28RO8UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1:00AU26UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team5:06CO31UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team12:31AU42UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team19:48US80UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team34:14CO85UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team35:53US96UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team37:21AR Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt Nation1UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00US2Nippo - Vini Fantini0:00IT3RAIM MihkelIsrael Cycling Academy0:00EE17UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00AU Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt Nation1RATHE JacobJelly Belly p/b Maxxis0:00US2KUSS SeppRally Cycling0:00US3ROSSKOPF JoeyBMC Racing Team0:00US Pos. Rider Team Time/pnt Nation1POWLESS NeilsonAxeon Hagens Berman17:21:59US2SWIRBUL KeeganJelly Belly p/b Maxxis1:18US3NARVAEZ JhonatanAxeon Hagens Berman1:52EC Pos. Team Time/pnt Nation1BMC Racing Team52:06:18US2Rally Cycling0:16US3UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team2:23US4Caja Rural - Seguros RGA3:07ES5Axeon Hagens Berman12:59US6Holowesko-Citadel Racing Team14:36US7Elevate - KHS Pro Cycling14:40US8Bardiani - CSF24:20IT9Amore & Vita - Selle SMP presented by FONDRIEST24:54AL10Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis25:15US