Dr. Eric Heiden is back with the BMC Racing Team as they participate in the Tour of Utah over the next 7 days. Starting July 31 and ending August 6, the riders will travel a little over 600 miles this year. Dr. Heiden will follow them through all 7 stages, from Logan to Salt Lake City, Utah. We will be following, watching and compiling his photos along the way. Check back daily for updates or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
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Stage 1: Back in the team car with BMC and Jason at the wheel. Some shuffling of tactics as we drop down to Bear Lake
Stage 1- Logan: Blue Bird Day in Utah
Looks like today will be for the sprinters (Stage 1)
Day 2: A lot of teams out on the trainers this morning, anticipating a hard start.
Eric Heiden follows the riders from Brigham City to Snowbasin Resort – Day 2 TOU
Eric Heiden snaps a pic of Joey in the break with 2 min on the peleton. – Day 2
TOU Stage 2
Team work makes for a good Day 2 of TOU17 for the BMC Race Team
Eric Heiden snaps a pic of the Stage 2 Winners. Good day for BMC
About to start Stage 3-Lot’s of horse power chomping at the bit.
About to start stage 4. Lots of talk about wind direction. A bit windier than expected.
Live TV during Stage 4. Media has changed quite a bit over the years. It wasn’t that long ago we were reading about races a week after they were over
Another early start today and stage 5 race strategy is underway. A couple tough loops at the end. Shoes not required for this part.
Dr. Heiden and the riders are on their last lap for Stage 5. About to blow up the next time up the hill 😉
Kevin, the mechanic, getting creative with our car number. Today we are car 5 in the caravan.
No down time for the director. On the way to the start of stage six of Tour of Utah.
25 km to go. It is all on the line now. Rally riders are chasing hard and are now 1min back- Stage 6
The race is coming apart. Trying to get up the road.
Got to meet up with one of our partners, Dr. Joe Albano before today start of stage 7