Cylance Pro Cycling Caps off Animated Tour of Utah With Kyle Murphy’s Dynamic Performance on Final Stage
Cylance Pro Cycling just completed North America’s hardest stage race, the Tour of Utah and are now headed to the Tour of Britain, a 2.HC eight-day stage race on the European Tour calendar.
During Utah, the team road with clear goals in mind to be represented in each breakaway and to ride for general classification as the opportunity was available. Kyle Murphy showed is climbing form as he moved into 4th in General Classification after the hill climb time trial. When Murphy lost a bit of time on subsequent stages, it freed him up to ride aggressively in the final stage. With constant attacks, Murphy animated the race and just fell short of the victory as he was caught in the final meters.
"Had a fantastic time at Tour of Utah," added Kyle Murphy, "especially during the last stage. I got a little crazy out there, and it felt great! Really looking forward to bringing that attacking style over the pond to the OVO Energy Tour of Britain."
Watch the recap of our final stage here:
Tour of Britain will be the toughest test yet for our team. The event kicks off in the prestigious Royal Mile in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, before heading south to Kelso for a finishing circuit in the Scottish city. Stage two see the peloton travel from Northumberland, with the stage starting near the picturesque Kielder Water and Forest Park before heading to Blyth on the race’s longest stage.
It’s further south to North Lincolnshire for stage three, which plays host the race for the first time since 2009. The day kicks off in the Normanby Hall country estate and finishes in Scunthorpe.
On Stage four the race will stay inside the county of Nottinghamshire, with a start in Mansfield and what should be a sprint finish into Newark-on-Trent. Stage 5 could prove to shape the overall general Classification as the peloton with tackle a 16km time trial in Tendring, Essex. Stage 7 takes the riders from Hemel Hempstead to Cheltenham, before the race concludes on Sunday, September 10. The finale will see the peloton starting in Worcester before finishing in the Welsh capital of Cardiff.
“We're very excited to be doing the Tour of Britain as it's the biggest event of the season for us. The team finished the Tour of Utah and then spent a long block at Altitude, so the guys are more than ready and in great shape heading into Scotland.” Hilton
Cylance Pro Cycling for the 2017 OVO Energy Tour of Britain: