2018 Tour of Utah, Prologue
BMC Racing’s Tom Bohli set the early fast time and held on to take third. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2018 Tour of Utah, Prologue
Rob Britton and Tyler Magner with the full cooling treatment: fans, misters, and ice socks. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2018 Tour of Utah, Prologue
Jonny Brown is almost home, just under the Sugerloaf outcrop. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2018 Tour of Utah, Prologue
Reed McCalvin added water to his frozen teeshirt cooler, which the bravest riders wear on the trainers. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2018 Tour of Utah, Prologue
Canadian Laurent Gervais passed the Dixie Sugarloaf landmark on the course. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2018 Tour of Utah, Prologue
Reed McCalvin and Jim Anderson prepared more than 100 ice socks and several frozen t-shirts for cooling the riders prior to the stage. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2018 Tour of Utah, Prologue
Michael Hernandez, deep in thought before his ride. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2018 Tour of Utah, Prologue
Aevolo’s Alex Hoehn descended toward the finish. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2018 Tour of Utah, Prologue
Jim Anderson filled endless ice socks for the riders. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2018 Tour of Utah, Prologue
LottoNL-Jumbo’s Sepp Kuss preferred an ice vest on the trainer. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2018 Tour of Utah, Prologue
Neilson Powless turned in the fourth best time, which happened to be the fastest among under-23 riders. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2018 Tour of Utah, Prologue
Rally Cycling’s popular cooling fans draw water from the bucket. A battery-powered fan provides a mist for the rider. Mechanics from other teams stopped by to take photos and went looking for their own. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2018 Tour of Utah, Prologue
Hagens Berman Axeon’s Thomas Revard was the team’s highest-placed rider on the day. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2018 Tour of Utah, Prologue
Adam Roberge used three ice bags to cool off before his start. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2018 Tour of Utah, Prologue
National TT champion Joey Rosskopf on his way to second place in the Tour of Utah prologue. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2018 Tour of Utah, Prologue
Some local St. George fans found the only available shade, under a large rock formation. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2018 Tour of Utah, Prologue
A well-prepared fan in the desert landscape with a folding chair, umbrella, and a thermos of cold water. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2018 Tour of Utah, Prologue
Rob Britton added ice bags on the inside of his wrists to help cool off. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2018 Tour of Utah, Prologue
Tejay van Garderen took the yellow jersey with the fastest ride of the day. He decided to squeeze the Tour of Utah between his ride in the Tour de France and the upcoming Vuelta a Espana. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2018 Tour of Utah, Prologue
Overall GC favorite Michael Woods in the start booth. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com