McCabe seals points jersey at Tour of Utah
SALT LAKE CITY – For the second year in a row at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, Travis McCabe has taken home the Utah Sports Commission best sprinter jersey after a week of tough racing through Utah. Not only that, McCabe picked up two stage wins to add to 2016 and 2017 victories, setting a record with the most wins ever at the race.
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“It feels fantastic coming back to Tour of Utah and notching two wins, a podium, and the sprinters jersey,” McCabe said after the final day in Park City. “I came into this race with those results as a goal and I accomplished them. I think this week showed what being a team is truly about. Despite all the adversity, everyone showed up to Tour of Utah to race and get results and that’s what we did. I’m super proud of not only my results, but the results of everyone on team as a whole.”
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling brought its fighting spirit to this year’s edition to the “toughest race in America,” each day bringing representation to the breakaway, a feat that earned Jonny Clarke the Larry H Miller most aggressive jersey on stage 4.
The final day was no exception. With the Utah Office of Tourism king of the mountain jersey on the line for Daniel Jaramillo, he and Gavin Mannion jumped into the breakaway early on in the 124 kilometre Park City stage to try and nab it from eventual overall winner, Sepp Kuss.
“The breakaway was exactly what we wanted as a team,” Mannion said afterward. “Jaramillo was close to the KOM jersey so we wanted him up the road for that along with myself or Serghei to try for the stage win. I’ve been suffering some breathing problems with the smoke so we took a bit of a gamble that I might feel better today, but we had no such luck. All in all, we raced great all week and the only things that went wrong were out of our hands. To come out of the week with two stage wins and the points jersey is a huge success for us. Looking forward to a bit of rest and then CO Classic.
The second edition of the Colorado Classic is up next for both UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling teams, men and women. The four day race starts August 16-19.