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The Tour of Utah Makes a Stop in Wyoming on Friday

The Tour of Utah bicycle race is holding it's first ever stage outside of the state of Utah in Evanston, WY . The city of Evanston was chosen to host Stage 5 of the up and coming world class race. Stage 5 will begin at 11:20 am at the Evanston Roundhouse and Machine Shop before the riders travel south 101.4 miles on state road 150 to Kamas, UT.

According to the Tour of Utah's Website, "The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is one of only five UCI-sanctioned, multi-stage, North American pro cycling events in 2014. Showcasing some of the world’s most prestigious teams and cyclists for seven days in August, this event now attracts worldwide attention as the top international cycling event that follows the Tour de France. Nearly a decade since its opening circuit, the Tour of Utah, today, stands shoulder to shoulder with the most prestigious professional bicycle stage race events as our answer to the greatest cycling challenges the world has to offer.

Bicycle racing offers its fans more opportunity to get
 close to the action than does any other professional sport. Accessibility to athletes, along with a “free admission” model, puts riders and spectators eyeball to eyeball before, during and after the event. Recognizing this unique opportunity, the Larry
 H. Miller Group of Companies has committed itself, for nearly a decade, to underwriting the Tour of Utah with significant financial and human resources. Thanks to a conservative, professional approach steeped in decades of major league sports management experience, combined with relationships throughout the sporting world, the Miller organization has supported the growth of an unparalleled athletic spectacle
 that showcases the best of Utah’s diverse natural beauty,
 and the very best side of its people and culture.

Without a doubt, the Tour of Utah has achieved world-class status. Our event not only represents a forum for showcasing athletic perfection, but communicates a broader message: how individual attention to personal health and physical activity at every age will lead to a stronger, healthier society."

Before watching the riders depart Evanston, there are plenty of activities to participate in Thursday night and Friday morning:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7 (Evanston’s Historic Depot Square)

“TOAST TO EVANSTON” (Open Container in Depot Square, Main Street, and Front Street)
3:00-8:00 p.m. Farmers’ Market
6:00-8:30 p.m. Cold Fusion Concert
6:00– 11:00 p.m. Beer Garden
8:30–9:30 p.m. Bike “Accessories” Contest
8:30-9:30 p.m. “Toast to Evanston“
At Dark Fireworks Show
After Fireworks Movie in the Beeman-Cashin Building

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8 (Evanston’s Roundhouse and Machine Shop)

“AND THEY’RE OFF!” Tour of Utah Stage Race Start
8:00 a.m. Evanston’s Boys & Girls Club Pancake Breakfast in the Machine Shop
9:15 a.m. Announcements (Dignitary Welcome, Giveaways, Events, Etc.) Dignitaries—WY Governor Matt Mead, Mayor Joy Bell & Olympian Winston Watt (Jamaican Bobsled Team)
9:30 a.m. Sagebrush Theatre Productions Performance*
9:55 a.m. First Prize Winner Announced (Contestants must be present to win for all prizes)
10:00 a.m. Cowboy Poet Thatch Elmer**
10:10 a.m. Second Prize Winner Announced
10:20 a.m. Announce Cyclists/ Autograph Alley
10:45 a.m. Final Prize Winner Announced 
11:00 a.m. Rider Call Up & Announcement of Dignitaries to Start Race
11:15 a.m. National Guard Presents the Colors
11:15 a.m. National Anthem by the Evanston Civic Chorus***
11:20 a.m. Race Begins with Roundhouse Whistle
11:20 a.m. Watch the Race Live with the “Tour Tracker” at tourofutah.com
2:00-4:00p.m. Watch the Race Finish on Fox Sports Network 
6:30 p.m. “Music in the Air” at Depot Square Free Concert—Chris Proctor

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