Past winners and Utahns will compete at this year’s Tour of Utah

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One of the premiere bike races to take place in North America returns to Park City this weekend when the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah’s final two stages take place on Saturday and Sunday.

A total of 117 cyclists will ride a combined 477 miles over seven days in order to be crowned as the 2019 champion. In what is commonly known as “America’s toughest stage race,” bikers will climb a total of 37,882 feet total.

“Certainly there’s multiple ways to look at the Tour of Utah as far as longevity or world ranking,” said Jeff Corbett, the race’s course director. “Tour of California is higher ranked, but certainly Utah is easily the second biggest stage race in the Western Hemisphre. … There’s nothing else that’s as well ranked and attended by both fans and riders competing.”

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