Jelly Belly’s Morton Wins Final Stage and Overall at Tour of Utah 


Australian Lachlan Morton of Jelly Belly presented by MAXXIS Cycling Team attacked on the Hors Categorie climb of Empire Pass to win Stage 7 presented by Utah Sports Commission and clinched the overall general classification victory at the seven-day 2016 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah.

An inspired Morton, who lost the yellow Larry H. Miller Group of Companies Race Leader jersey on Stage 6, accelerated away from G.C. leader Andrew Talansky (USA) of Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling for the win in Historic Park City.

Adrien Costa (USA) of Axeon Hagens Berman crossed the finish line 31 seconds behind Morton and moved from third to second overall on G.C., one minute and nine seconds back. Talansky, who was paced on the final climb by his teammate Joe Dombrowski (USA), dropped to third overall in the G.C. Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (COL) of BMC Racing Team finished third on the stage, 50 seconds back, and was fourth on G.C. Dombrowski, the defending Tour of Utah champion, finished eighth overall.

Results and Standings 

Stage 7 presented by Utah Sports Commission – Top 10

1.  MORTON Lachlan David (AUS), JELLY BELLY pb MAXXIS – 3.08’07”
2.  COSTA Adrien (USA), AXEON HAGENS BERMAN – 3.08’38”
3.  ATAPUMA HURTADO Darwin (COL), BMC RACING TEAM – 3.08’57”
4.  TALANSKY Andrew (USA), CAN NONDALE-DRAPAC PRO CYCLING – 3.09’58”
5.  DOMBROWSKI Joseph (USA), CAN NONDALE-DRAPAC PRO CYCLING – 3.10’00”
6.  BRITTON Rob (CAN), RALLY CYCLING – 3.10’10”
7.  SENNI Manuel (ITA), BMC RACING TEAM – 3.10’42”
8.  DIDIER Laurent (LUX), TREK-SEGAFREDO – 3.11’22”
9.  ROSSKOPF Joseph (USA), BMC RACING TEAM – 3.11’43”
10. BETTIOL Alberto (ITA), CAN NONDALE-DRAPAC PRO CYCLING – 3.11’56”

Final General Classification – Top 10

1.  MORTON Lachlan David (AUS), JELLY BELLY pb MAXXIS – 27.12’49”
2.  COSTA Adrien (USA), AXEON HAGENS BERMAN – 27.13’58”
3,  TALANSKY Andrew (USA), CAN NONDALE-DRAPAC PRO CYCLING –  27.14’28″
4.  ATAPUMA HURTADO Darwin (COL), BMC RACING TEAM – 27.14’46”
5.  BRITTON Rob (CAN), RALLY CYCLING – 27.16’49”
6.  ROSSKOPF Joseph (USA), BMC RACING TEAM – 27.18’48”
7.  EISENHART Taylor (USA), BMC RACING TEAM – 27.19’41”
8.  DOMBROWSKI Joseph (USA), CAN NONDALE-DRAPAC PRO CYCLING – 27.20’05”
9.  SQUIRE Robbie (USA), HOLOWESKO/CITADEL pb HINCAPIE- 27.21’27”
10.DIDIER Laurent (LUX), TREK-SEGAFREDO – 27.21’27”

Award Jerseys for Stage 7

Larry H. Miller Group of Companies Overall Leader jersey – Lachlan Morton (AUS), Jelly Belly presented by MAXXIS

Utah Sports Commission Sprint jersey  – Kiel Reijnen (USA), Trek-Segafredo
Utah Office of Tourism King of the Mountain jersey – Adrien Costa (USA), Axeon Hagens Berman
Subaru Best Young Rider jersey – Adrien Costa (USA), Axeon Hagens Berman
Larry H. Miller Dealerships Most Aggressive Rider jersey – Rob Britton (CAN), Rally Cycling
America First Credit Union Fan Favorite jersey – Taylor Eisenhart (USA), BMC Racing Team

Photo Credit: Brent Asay, Tour of Utah