7/24/2013 - NEWS!
Andres Diaz Added, 5 Hour Energy Announces Tour of Utah Roster
DAHLONEGA, GEORGIA (July 24, 2013) – Preparing for the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, the 5-hour ENERGY® presented by Kenda Racing Team announced its roster for the August 6-11, 2013 UCI stage race. The squad in Utah will include 2009 Tour of Utah Champion Francisco “Paco” Mancebo of Spain, as well as newly-signed Colombian climber Andrés Miguel Díaz Corrales.
On the Rivet Management has signed Andrés Diaz to the 5-hour ENERGY® presented by Kenda Racing Team. Diaz is originally from Cartago, Valle Del Cauca, Colombia, and currently resides in Ventura, Calif. The 29 year old entered his first competition in Colombia at age 11 and has been racing in the U.S. for the past five years. Diaz has competed in the Tour of Utah twice before, including last year as a part of Team Exergy.
“Diaz is a proven climber and well-suited to team for the Tour of Utah and the Tour of Alberta,” said On the Rivet Management partner Jason Kriel. “We are very pleased to have him support Paco with the 5-hour ENERGY® presented by Kenda Racing Team for our stage races in August and September.”
The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah roster:
- Andrés Miguel Díaz Corrales (Cartago, Valle Del Cauca Colombia)
- Max Jenkins (Citrus Heights, Calif.)
- Francisco "Paco" Mancebo (El Tiemblo, Avila, Spain)
- Taylor Shelden (Louisville, Colo.)
- Jim Stemper (Jackson, Wyo./Wauatosa, Wisc.)
- Bobby Sweeting (Asheville, N.C.)
- David Williams (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
“The Tour of Utah has proven it’s a perfect race for the 5-hour ENERGY® presented by Kenda Racing Team to start the second half of the cycling season,” said Directeur Sportif Frankie Andreu. “The race continues to draw the world’s best cyclists and we look forward to racing on some of the most beautiful roads in the U.S. We will focus on stage wins and hopefully that will lead toward fighting it out for the overall victory.”
In racing action before Utah, Mancebo captured two podium spots and fifth overall in the General Classification (G.C.) at the 34th Annual Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Classic in Bend, Oregon. He was second on Stage One, the McKenzie Pass Road Race and third on Stage Five, the Awbrey Butte Circuit Race. Bobby Sweeting (USA) earned the leader’s yellow jersey on the first day of racing by winning the Tetherow Prologue. The 5-hour ENERGY® squad placed fourth in the G.C. at the six-day Oregon event.
Known as “America’s Toughest Stage Race”, the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is a six-day professional stage race starting in southern Utah on Tuesday, August 6, and concluding on Sunday, August 11 in Park City. The Tour of Utah is one of only five UCI-sanctioned, multi-stage, professional cycling events in North America this year. The event will include five teams which competed in the Tour de France.
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