Horner climbs to victory in stage 5 of Tour of Utah
The Queen stage of climbing made for racing excitement on Saturday as veteran racer Chris Horner made his move at just the right moment to take home the stage victory as well as a season ski pass to Snowbird in stage 5 of the 2013 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah.
We had a plan this morning and all riders sticked to the plan. How happy can we be?”
Horner and Danielson reeled back Eijssen, who made one last attempt to get away, but the American duo quickly distanced him and battled ‘mano-a-mano’ for the finish line. Horner came around Danielson in the closing meters to take the win and the yellow jersey. Danielson is tied on time for the general classification with Horner and Lucas Euser (Team UnitedHealthCare) is 32 seconds behind in third place.
“Hats off to Garmin-Sharp and Tommy Danielson. They rode a great race,” Horner concluded.
Sunday’s stage 6 will bring the 2013 Tour of Utah to a close. It’s a shorter stage at 125 kilometer / 78 miles and difficult climbs are featured on the route, but no uphill finish in Park City.