Rory Sutherland Wins Stage 1 of 2012 Larry H Miller Tour of Utah
After nearly five and one-half hours of racing amidst scorching temperatures and over four rugged mountain climbs covering a total of 211.9 kilometer (131.7 miles), versatile Australian Rory Sutherland separated himself from a small group of riders coming off the final climb at the North Ogden pass.
the bottom of the climb."
"We knew we had a good shot at winning with Rory so we wanted to make sure the breakaway came back. Coming into town, we had to make sure it was together coming to the line because we knew Rory was one of the faster guys in that small group of 30. Philip and Ben knew to attack and keep the speed high so Rory could settle in and wait for the finish. Philip attacked with eight kilometers to go and set the speed high for us. That was countered by Zabriske, who also kept the speed high. It all worked out as Rory was able to be patient and wait for the finish."