Lachlan Morton and team set to show their strength on the challenging route
Jelly Belly Pro Cycling presented by Maxxis set to kick off today the 2016 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, bringing a strong and experienced roster to the challenging event. This year’s tour starts in the iconic Zion National Park, showcasing some of Utah’s amazing sights. Lachlan Morton, coming off a stellar start to Amgen Tour of California until a mid race crash stripped him of his chance to hold his top five position, is fit and ready to contend with some of the best climbers in the world.
“The Tour of Utah is my favourite race of the season. It has the hardest stages and toughest competition. Long climbs, hot weather and high altitude ensure a tough race on every stage. I’m prepared better than ever and looking forward to a big fight this week. I’m riding the Nitrogen to ensure I arrive at the climbs as fresh as possible. My strength lies on the long climbs and the Nitrogen helps cover my short comings on the flats without slowing me down when the road goes up,” said Lachlan Morton.
Morton will have a motivated squad around him with his brother Angus Morton (AUS), Alex Braico (MDA), Ulises A Castillo (MEX), Jordan Cheyne (CAN), Josh Berry (USA), Jacob Rathe (USA), and Taylor Shelden (USA).
“Our goal is simple. Find the podium by next Sunday,” Danny Van Haute, Director of Jelly Belly Cycling presented by Maxxis.
About Jelly Belly Cycling
Jelly Belly Cycling—officially called Jelly Belly presented by Maxxis—is an American UCI Continental team with a rich history. Founded in California in 2000, Jelly Belly Cycling is the oldest of the North American teams. The team’s athletes race in events under the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar (NRC) and the UCI America Tour, the highest level of competition.