Lake Oswego, Ore. – August 1, 2016 –Yakima Products, Inc., the innovation leader in vehicle racks and cargo solutions, has been named the official vehicle rack partner for the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, the seven-day men’s professional cycling stage race. The partnership kicks off with the 2016 race, which takes place across Utah from August 1 through 7. Yakima is providing the base racks and bicycle mounts for the Tour of Utah race support vehicles.
“Yakima is thrilled to be working the prestigious and inspiring Tour of Utah. This year’s race promises to be amazing, with the top riders from around the world competing, and we are looking forward to a supporting them across each stage and every mile,” said Ryan Lindquist, Brand Manager at Yakima.
“Yakima is a world-class brand and a valuable partner for Tour of Utah,” said Jenn Andrs, Executive Director of the Tour of Utah. “Our week-long stage race will traverse 705 miles across Utah’s demanding terrain, with over 50,000 feet of climbing. We need robust racks that are completely dependable, plus let the teams take off and put bikes on team vehicles in seconds. Yakima delivers all of that with ease, and we’re pleased to launch this multi-year partnership.”
As the official rack partner, Yakima will equip approximately 48 support vehicles with its new StreamLine base racks, and FrontLoader, ForkLift and WheelHouse rooftop bike mounts. The best-selling hitch rack, the HoldUp, will be featured on a select group of vehicles. Each vehicle will carry up to five bikes. Yakima will also have a presence at the Harmons Healthy Living Expo, located near the finish line, at many of the stages.
Sixteen of the world's top professional cycling teams will participate in this heart-pounding journey across Utah, including UCI WorldTeams BMC Racing Team, Cannondale-Daprac Pro Cycling, Iam Cycling and Trek-Segafredo. The seven-day stage race will travel 705 miles, from Zion Canyon Village to Park City.
Yakima Products, Inc. is a world leader in vehicle racks and cargo solutions for a variety of consumers, from outdoor enthusiasts to car aficionados. The company’s two brands – Yakima and Prorack – offer a variety of cargo management products, including racks for bikes, boats, ski equipment and other gear, cargo boxes and bags, roof-top tents and awnings, and high performance multi-sport trailers. Yakima Products, Inc. is headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon. For more information, visit www.yakima.com.
About the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah
The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, referred to as "America's Toughest Stage RaceTM," is a week-long, professional cycling stage race for the best men’s teams in the world. The 2016 event will be held Aug. 1-7. Now in its 12th year, the event was elevated in 2015 as a 2.HC-rated UCI stage race, making it one of the premier events in North America. The 2016 Tour of Utah will cover 705 miles of racing and 52,825 feet of climbing. The 2015 Tour of Utah men’s champion was Joe Dombrowski (USA) of Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team. The Tour of Utah is owned by Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment. More information about the Tour of Utah, host venues and professional teams can be found by visiting www.tourofutah.com.