Jake Keough Rides to Victory in Stage 4 of 2012 Tour of Utah

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08/11/2012| 0 comments
by Mark Watson
Jake Keough powers to stage victory. Photo copyright Jonathan Devich epicimages.us
Jake Keough powers to stage victory. Photo copyright Jonathan Devich epicimages.us

Jake Keough Rides to Victory in Stage 4 of 2012 Tour of Utah

Team UnitedHealthcare's Jake Keough picked up today where teammate Rory Sutherland left off on Tuesday, August 8, flying through the finish line to capture another stage win for the in the 2012 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah.

was, not surprisingly, pleased with the squad's performance. "We had a clear plan of strategy and we were going all in today. We had a great ride in the team time trial and the first few stages, the boys had the confidence and we fully committed to the win today. Execution - execution, execution - it's what we're emphasizing and the boys pulled it off today."

"We worked with Garmin-Sharp all day. They have one of the world's best sprinters with Farrar and we have a few of the best with Förster, Keough and Clarke. Rory and Robert did an amazing job bringing Jake into the finish. Robert is a world-class sprinter and he is so unselfish. He is the captain of our sprint squad and one of the best in the world at what he does and despite flatting with 10km to go, he felt like he had to take Jake to the finish and did just that."

"We made a decision we were going to burn all of our matches to get this win and we did. The guys delivered today and getting Jake on the podium makes the hard work and every hard mile they rode worth it. The reward is seeing your guy on the top step of the podium," Tamayo concluded.

The six-stage 2012 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah continues tomorrow, Saturday, August 11, as the peloton takes on a very challenging Stage 5. The Queen Stage will begin in Park City and end in Snowbird, taking the riders on a 101.1miles/162.8 kilometers venture where they will be forced to conquer four KOMs as they ascend to elevations upward of 10,000 feet/3,048 meters.

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