Tour of Utah 2017 Coming to Heber City, not Park City
The Tour of Utah just announced the route for this year's race and Park City isn't on the list. However, Heber City is. The Tour dates this year are July 31 - August 6. The race will start in Logan, then head to Brigham City and Snowbasin for Stage 2. Stage 3 will feature individual time trials in Big Cottonwood Canyon. South Jordan will host Stage 4. Stage 5 will be in Davis County, starting in Layton City and ending in Bountiful. Stage 6 will be in Heber Valley at Soldier Hollow and end at Snowbird. The final stage will be in Salt Lake City. The Tour of Utah ended in Park City on the first weekend of August last year, which is traditionally when the Kimball Arts Festival takes over Main Street. But in 2016 the festival agreed to move to the second weekend in August. Last November, Park City renewed a five year contract with the Kimball Arts Center to keep the arts festival on the first weekend in August through 2021.
Executive Director of the Tour, Jenn Andrs, spoke with KPCW's Renai Bodley about why Park City wasn't included this year:
Click here for a list of all the venues for the 2017 Tour of Utah.