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2007 Tour of Utah canceled

The 2007 Tour of Utah will be canceled due to a lack of sponsorship, and its executive director has stepped down, the race’s board of directors announced Friday in Salt Lake City. The six-day, six-stage, 400-mile race had been scheduled for July 2-7. “In assessing our current staff, meeting personally with community stakeholders and business leaders, and observing the Tour of California bicycle race, I believe that we have the foundation in place to build a well-respected and successful event,” said board chairman Greg Miller. “We hit the ground running in January, and after getting up to

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The 2007 Tour of Utah will be canceled due to a lack of sponsorship, and its executive director has stepped down, the race’s board of directors announced Friday in Salt Lake City.

The six-day, six-stage, 400-mile race had been scheduled for July 2-7.

“In assessing our current staff, meeting personally with community stakeholders and business leaders, and observing the Tour of California bicycle race, I believe that we have the foundation in place to build a well-respected and successful event,” said board chairman Greg Miller.

“We hit the ground running in January, and after getting up to speed, realized that we will better serve the community by postponing this year’s race. We need to get an earlier start in order to time our fundraising efforts with annual corporate budget cycles.”

In addition, organizers announced that the race’s executive director, Ted Wilson, is stepping down “to pursue other opportunities.”

“Ted did a great job getting us to where we are today,” Miller said. “We will miss his leadership and wish Ted the very best in his endeavors.”

For more information, see www.tourofutah.com.