The 2013 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is one of just four UCI-sanctioned pro cycling events in the United States, and the town of Panguitch has been selected as one of the staging cities for this event, while Scenic Byway 12 is itself the course for a major stage in the event. Read more about Scenic Byway 12 - here.
With some of the world's best cyclists, the Tour of Utah will lead riders through diverse terrain and over of Utah's toughest climbs. The six-stage, world-class race has been labeled "America's Toughest Stage Race" because of the elevation and temperature changes, and is second only to the renowned Tour de France.
Panguitch is pleased to be a host city for Tour of Utah's 2nd stage. At the junction of Scenic Highway 12 and Highway 89, Panguitch is a gateway community to Bryce Canyon Country, offering easy access to Bryce Canyon National Park, Red Canyon, Kodachrome Basin State Park, and the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. The community boasts a good variety of lodging, dining, and shopping options. Positioned at 6,600 feet, Panguitch offers pleasant summer temperatures, dramatic pioneer history and wonderful small-town hospitality.
In 2012, this cycling event challenged more than 500 riders from throughout the world. This year's Tour of Utah is scheduled for August 5 through 11, and will cover almost 550 miles of diverse mountain terrain with elevations changes exceeding 38,000 feet. Seven of the professional cycling teams that entered last year's race also competed in the Tour de France.
Stage 1 - Brian Head Resort to Cedar City, Utah Stage 2 - Panguitch to Torrey, Utah along Scenic Byway 12. Stage 3 - Richfield to Payson, Utah Stage 4 – Circuit race in Salt Lake City Stage 5 – Snowbasin Resort to Snowbird Resort Stage 6 – Park City area road race
The Tour of Utah is free to spectators. For classifications and jersey information, visit www.tourofutah.com