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Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah 10th Anniversary Community Celebration 

When: Aug. 4-10, 9:30-11 a.m. 2014
Phone: 801-325-2500
Price: Free
tourofutah.com
"America's toughest stage race," the Tour of Utah, is back this month for its 10th anniversary. Considering that the 2013 edition drew more than a quarter-million spectators and made $17.5 million for the state, the race—once again to be nationally televised—should be another windfall for the local economy. The race has been growing to the degree that this year, it's expanding to seven days and, for the first time, will have one of its stages hosted by a city outside of Utah, with Day 5 taking the race just over the border to Evanston, Wyo. Of the 16 competing teams, five are just coming off the famed Tour de France. Most are based in the United States, with the exception of two Italian teams, one Dutch, one Australian and one Brazilian, the last of which is also currently ranked No. 1 in the world. Fox Sports will be televising 14 hours of the competition live, for those unable to make it in person.For those who can, the race at large is free to all spectators, but deluxe ticket packages are available to optimize the sporting experience, up to and including a stay in the team hotel with the competing cyclists. Competing for the first time this year are women cyclists, in a special event immediately prior to the third stage of the men's event earlier in the afternoon, with three-time national champion Alison Powers a particularly notable name in the women's race. (Danny Bowes, City Weekly)

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