The past few years Scott and I have really enjoyed watching the Tour de France bike race. So much so that I really missed it when it ended this year….I think I was having withdrawals.
To ease my symptoms we decided to go see the Tour of Utah, much of which was held in our home town this past week. It is known as the toughest stage race in the world, and after watching the riders this week, I can believe it.
Some of the worlds best bike riders were here for it including, Levi Leipheimer, Christian Van de Velde, George Hincape, Tejay Vangarderen and many others. After watching them on tv for the past few years it was a lot of fun to be able to see them in person.
We watched the opening prologue at the Utah Olympic Park and the sixth stage at the Utah capitol building. At the capitol we got to watch them come around 12 times, since it was a loop.
We furiously cheered for Levi to win each time he came around. Team Radio Shack really worked hard and ran themselves into the ground for Levi on the first 4-5 laps. They looked totally spent by the end, but they did what they needed to.
Today I watched the last stage on the internet and was thrilled to see Levi get the win. It was a really fun few days. I can’t wait to see it again next year.