SALT LAKE CITY — The Tour of Utah, also known as “America’s Toughest Stage Race” has been canceled.
The professional cycling stage race was canceled, said the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah on Friday, due to public health concerns from the coronavirus pandemic.
“With the best interests of our host communities, riders, cycling fans and partners at heart,” Tour of Utah chairman Steve Miller said in a statement, “the Tour of Utah is focusing on the health and safety of all its participants and has made the difficult decision not to hold its race this August.”
“For the past 15 editions, this international cycling event has traveled the scenic byways of Utah, and we will miss gathering communities together to enjoy the race this year,” the statement read.
The Tour of Utah had been scheduled for early August. The nine host venues and communities included Herriman City at the Zions Bank Real Academy, dōTERRA headquarters in Pleasant Grove, Provo, Payson, Woodward Park City, Snowbird Resort, Ogden, Canyons Village at Park City Mountain and Park City.
The move by the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah group is one step further than has been taken by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), or the world governing body for sport cycling.
According to Cycling News, the UCI recently delayed all sanctioned racing until at least June 1st.
The Utah race is taking extra precautions and proactively canceling the event.
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