Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah
Stage 2: Panguitch -Torrey - Stage Details

Five times second this year, Michael Matthews finally took to the top step of the podium on Wednesday in Torrey. The lumpy day came down to a reduced bunch sprint, and Matthews handily outkicked the competition on the second stage of the Tour of Utah.

Bonus seconds at the finish would have had Matthews tied on time with overnight race leader Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) were it not for a single second he snagged at the second intermediate sprint. The second proved the tie-breaker and put Matthews in the yellow jersey.

“I’ve had a few opportunities this year that I haven’t quite pulled off the way I would have wanted. It seemed like I always getting second. It’s really nice to get my first win for the team, especially when everyone worked so hard for me all day. To take the yellow jersey and the sprint jersey at the same time as my first win this year is really special.” - Michael Matthews


Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Michael Matthews (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 5:17:56
2 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) - BMC Racing Team ST
3 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) - Bontrager Cycling Team ST
4 Michel Koch (Ger) - Cannondale Pro Cycling ST
5 Kiel Reijnen (USA) - UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling ST
6 Tyler Magner (USA) - Hincapie Sportswear Development ST
7 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) - UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling ST
8 Chad Beyer (USA) - Champion System Pro Cycling ST
9 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) - Jelly Belly p/b Kenda ST
10 Janier Alexis Acevedo Calle (Col) - Jamis-Hagens Berman ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Michael Matthews (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 5:17:56
51 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
69 Sam Bewley (NZl) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:38
73 Damian Howson (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:18
74 Baden Cooke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
78 Michael Hepburn (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:07:43
115 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:16:51