Photo: Casey B. Gibson
TOUR OF UTAH NEXT ON CARDS
August 8th, 2019
With the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah fast approaching, Aevolo will take the start line with a young, ambitious squad led by 2018 U23 national road champion Alex Hoehn. The Kansas native will be making his second appearance in this race deemed “America’s Toughest Stage Race.”
“I’m really looking forward to seeing what I can do here this time around,” said Hoehn, who was voted as Fan Favorite during stage 5 last year. “This race is no joke, but I think we’ve been doing a lot of training at altitude as preparation so we will be ready.”
The Aevolo team took to Park City earlier this month to recon the stages and prepare for the upcoming 477-mile (767.8-kilometer) race route, which takes place across northern Utah on Aug. 12-18. During the week, the world-class field will see 13 Utah Office of Tourism King of the Mountain climbs over 37,882 feet (11,546 meters) of elevation gain.
Also on the roster is Costa Rican U23 time trial national champion, Gabriel Rojas and Cade Bickmore, collegiate road national champion. Andrew Vollmer will bring add time trial expertise to the opening prologue stage in St. George, Utah.
Joining the team for the Tour of Utah are stagiaires Eric Brunner, Conor Schunk, and Scott Mcgill.
“Aevolo has been a team I’ve been wanting to join since its inception in 2017,” said Mcgill, who is collegiate omnium national champion. “I’m excited to join the team and race Tour of Utah. I’m looking forward to getting to know all my new teammates.”
From Boulder, Colorado, Brunner is collegiate crit national champion and podiumed at cyclocross nationals and pan-ams for the last two seasons. Schunk’s biggest result to date is third at U23 time trial nationals.
“I am excited for the Tour of Utah,” 19-year-old Schunk said. “The opportunity to race against some World Tour riders and compete in one of America’s most iconic stage races is something I’ve always dreamed about and I’m really excited to see what we can do as a team.”