Thursday, August 14, 2008
Lieto Turns Roadie For 5 Days at Tour of Utah
WALNUT CREEK CA - Professional Triathlete Chris Lieto races the 2008 Tour of Utah, August 13th -17th. 5 Stages, 342 Miles, over 30,000' of Climbing.
Professional Triathlete Chris Lieto is taking a break this month from triathlons and racing with his cycling team, Cal Giant at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Lieto who is known for being one of the strongest cyclists in the sport of triathlon will be racing side by side with other professional cyclists from Garmin-Chipotle, Health Net, Rock Racing and The Toyota-United Pro Cycling Teams.
“I like to switch up my Ironman training and add cycling races to the mix. It keeps things fresh and it serves as a great training camp. The Tour of Utah is a great event and I’m excited to be back here racing with my cycling team” said Lieto.
Positioned along the Rocky Mountain’s Wasatch Front mountain range, the Tour of Utah is a 5-day, 5-stage, 342 mile race with 30,000 feet of climbing, all taking place in a 100-mile radius. The Tour will take advantage of the close proximity of Salt Lake City, Nephi and Ogden downtown venues and high altitude mountain climbs to create a race that is exhilarating for spectators and extremely challenging for the professional cyclists.
The Tour is part of the prestigious 2008 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar. The National Racing Calendar acts as a showcase for the highest level of domestic events in the United States and provides season-long points series to determine the top riders and teams in the nation.
About Chris Lieto
Chris is a three-time Ironman Champion and former U.S. National Ironman Champion. Lieto placed 6th at the 2007 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. To learn more about Chris please visit www.chrislieto.com.
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