Billed as “America’s toughest race,” the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah is a brutal treat. Every year this race one-ups itself. Gallery of Silber’s 2018 Tour of Utah.
The 2018 race included five World Tour Teams. BMC led its roster with recent Tour de France finisher Tejay Van Garderen. EF Drapac brought 2015 winner Joe Drombroski and Canadian Mike Woods. However, 23-year-old American wunderkind, Sepp Kuss, stole the show.
For Silber, this was the third time the team has started the race. Kris Dahl kicked off the 2016 edition with a big bang – perhaps still the team’s biggest win? Similar to last year, we entered this year’s race with a young team – including 4 U23’s. This race treats us well. It’s brutal, but we’d never miss it. Here’s 16 big photos from this year’s Tour of Utah.
Alas, our coverline “Climb like Sepp Kuss” was wrong. You will never climb like Sepp Kuss #TOU2018 – Fred Dreier, Editor in Cheif – VeloNews @freddreier
2018 Utah Race Photography by Brian Hodes, Veloimages
Emily Roy greets Charles-Etienne after a hot stage
Emile in the bunch
Danick in the bunch
A pensive Masbou before stage 2
We’re thrilled to have Altra Running join the team and provide us with new ‘kicks’.
The team’s vibrant orange looks great alongside the classic yellow of Mavic Neutral service.
Sepp Kuss from the Dutch World Tour team Lotto-Jumbo dominated the race overall. For Silber, PA continued to develop his sprint – finishing 6th on stage 3. PA was positioned well, getting caught up behind UHC’s leadout man – JS Haedo – after he led out Travis McCabe for the win.