Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah
Stage 3: Richfield - Payson - Stage Details

Wesley Sulzberger was the top finisher for ORICA-GreenEDGE on stage three of Tour of Utah. The Tasmanian spent the day alongside Baden Cooke in a 20 rider lead group that shattered over Mt. Nebo. Part of the second chase group by stage end, Sulzberger crossed the line in 27th place, 3’24 behind stage winner Lachlan Morton (Garmin-Sharp).

Overnight race leader Michael Matthews lost contact with the peloton on the lower slopes of the category one climb, ultimately losing 16’19 to Morton on the stage. Crossing the line alone, with 34” on a group of 20 chasers, Morton assumes the race lead thanks to his winning ride.

“I’m a little bit disappointed I didn’t make it over with the main group when the bunch caught me. It would have been nice to make it to the KOM with the peloton, but I couldn’t quite scramble over with them. Lachie Morton stayed away in the end, but I didn’t know he was going to hold them off – and if he hadn’t, I wanted to be there at the pointy end so I could give it a go in the sprint.” - Wesley Sulzberger

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) - Team Garmin Sharp 4:20:21
2 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:34
3 Lucas Euser (USA) - UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling ST
4 George Bennett (NZl) - RadioShack Leopard ST
5 Janier Alexis Acevedo Calle (Col) - Jamis-Hagens Berman ST
6 Gregory Obando Brenes (CRi) - Champion System Pro Cycling ST
7 Christopher Horner (USA) - RadioShack Leopard ST
8 Philip Deignan (Ire) - UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling ST
9 Tiago Machado (Por) - RadioShack Leopard ST
10 Matthew Busche (USA) - RadioShack Leopard ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
27 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:24
52 Sam Bewley (NZl) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:13:18
76 Damian Howson (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:16:19
77 Michael Matthews (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
87 Baden Cooke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST