Jaramillo moves up to second in KOM competition at Tour of Utah
LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah – Wearing the Larry H. Miller most aggressive jersey, Jonny Clarke spent his third day at the Tour of Utah in the break of the day today during the 154 km queen stage, from Canyons Village to Snowbird ski resort. Clarke and eight other riders bridged up to his teammate, Daniel Jaramillo, who jumped away from the peloton on the first KOM 22 kilometers into the stage, determined to inch closer to the lead in the Utah Office of Tourism King of the Mountain jersey.
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“We had two goals today,” Jaramillo said. “One was to focus on getting our GC guys Serghei Tvetcov and Gavin Mannion in good position before the final climb, and the other was to collect as many KOM points as possible. I think we achieved our goal, and I’m feeling good to try and move into the KOM jersey tomorrow.”
Jaramillo claimed maximum points on the first KOM summit at Jordanelle, a category four climb, and continued to push the pace on the next ascent, Guardsmans Pass. This category 1 climb offered 10 more points, which Jaramillo also collected, bumping him from 11th at the start of the day in that competition into the virtual lead with one HC climb remaining to the finish at Snowbird.
At the end of the day, the Colombian climber sits just three points behind overall and KOM leader Sepp Kuss with two opportunities for KOM points on the final day.
Travis McCabe, who has already won the first and third stage in this year’s edition of the Tour of Utah, retains his lead in the Utah Sports Commission Sprint jersey with 55 points, 28 ahead of his closest rival, Jasper Philipsen.
Tomorrow’s final stage a 126 kilometer jaunt around Park City featuring the HC categorized Empire Pass, which comes nine kilometres from the finish in town.