BMC Racing Team Will Compete At Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah

National road champion George Hincapie, and Salt Lake City native and 2008 Tour of Utah winner Jeff Louder to race
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SALT LAKE CITY - July 12, 2010 - The 2010 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah presented by Zions Bank is pleased to announce that the BMC Racing Team will participate in next month's race with a squad of five-riders.

The squad will include three-time National Road Rhampion George Hincapie, Salt Lake City native and 2008 Tour of Utah winner Jeff Louder, and fellow Americans Chris Barton, Chris Butler and Swiss national Simon Zahner.

Hincapie went pro in 1994 and is recognized for riding on the team of eight Tour de France champions and for being the only rider to join Lance Armstrong in all seven of his victories from 1999-2005.

"I'm excited to be able to do another race in the U.S.," said Hincapie. "From what Jeff and other racers have told me, The Tour of Utah is well organized and very demanding."

Louder has been a pro-cyclist since 2000 and lives in Salt Lake City when he's not racing overseas. Besides his win at the 2008 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, he also finished third overall at last year's race, and has finished on the podium in several international races including the Tour de Beauce and the Tour of Qinghai Lake.

"I am very happy to be racing the Tour of Utah with BMC Racing," said Louder. "As a Utah native, I am particularly motivated to do well and we are bringing a team that will be competing for the win."

The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is a six-day, 300-mile plus professional bicycle road race along the Rocky Mountain's Wasatch Range through some of Utah's most beautiful and challenging terrain. Scheduled to take place next month, August 17-22, 2010, the Tour of Utah will attract 18 professional cycling teams totaling 144 cyclists competing for a cash/prize purse of $45,000.

More than 30,000 spectators are expected to line the racecourse and attend the festivals in Ogden, Park City, Provo, Salt Lake City and Tooele.

For more information about the BMC Racing Team, please visit www.bmcracingteam.com. For more information on the Tour of Utah, please visit www.tourofutah.com.

(Photo credit: Tim de Waele).

About the 2010 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah
Deemed "America's Toughest Stage Race," the 2010 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah presented by Zions Bank, is a six-day, six-stage, 300-mile plus professional bicycle road race along the Rocky Mountain's Wasatch Range through some of Utah's most beautiful and challenging terrain. Scheduled to take place August 17-22, 2010, the Tour of Utah will attract 18 professional cycling teams totaling 144 cyclists competing for a cash/prize purse of $45,000. The 2010 Tour of Utah will be accompanied by a colorful, rolling festival celebration that will take place at the finish line. More than 30,000 spectators are expected to line the racecourse and attend the festivals in Ogden, Park City, Provo, Salt Lake City and Tooele, and 60,000-plus race fans are expected to follow online.

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