Francisco Mancebo Wins 2009 Tour of Utah for Rock Racing
Stage 5 on the 2009 Tour of Utah was a showcase for the best sprinters and their teams.
The race was held on a 1.5 km rectangular course encompassing Library and Washington Squares in downtown Salt Lake City. Bernie Sulzberger (Fly V Australia) took home the days honors followed closely by US Professional Criterium champion John Murphy (OUCH), and Chris Barton (BMC).
said Ball. “It brought these guys to another level and I am extremely happy with everything we’ve accomplished this week. I’m pretty excited about what’s going to happen next year.”
The Tour of Utah marks Rock Racing’s last U.S stage race for the 2009 season. The team’s U.S. riders will compete at the USPRO Championships next weekend in Greenville, SC while the remaining squad heads back to Europe. The team will end its season at the Vuelta Chihuaha Internacional October 4-11 in Mexico, a race Mancebo won in 2007.