Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home Announces Tour of Utah Roster
Post date: Jul 30, 2015 3:4:42 PM
After returning to action at the Cascade Cycling Classic, Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home will travel to Ogden, Utah, where they will host a final training camp as the riders fine-tune their form before the 2015 Tour of Utah gets underway on Monday, August 3rd.
2014 brought mixed fortunes for Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home, where they lost Gregory Brenes early on, as a result of a crash that occurred in the cross-winds of the opening stages. The loss of Brenes was offset as Tyler Wren, won the Fan Favorite Jersey in one of his final days of racing before his retirement from professional cycling.
For 2015, Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home will bring a strong team, not only focused on challenging for the Overall General Classification, but also capable of challenging for stage wins and jerseys. Brenes will be looking for redemption after his early exit from the race a year ago and will lead the team’s General Classification ambitions. When the road turns up, Brenes will look to Ben Jacques-Maynes, winner of the KOM Jersey in the 2014 US Pro Cycling Challenge, as well as Carson Miller who has shown his ability to control the pace of the peloton on the long climbs that punctuate the Tour of Utah route.
In between the climbs, Stephen Leece will be one of the aggressors and comes into the race buoyed by his recent second place finish on Stage 3 of the Cascade Cycling Classic. David Williams is another rider that will be looking to get up the road early in the race. After winning the bronze medal for the last two years at the US Pro Time Trial Championships, Williams will hope to use his power to hold off any late chasers. Gaston Trillini is another rider to watch as he makes his Tour of Utah debut. Hailing from Argentina, Trillini is more than capable of holding his own in the cross winds that sweep across the Utah wilderness, and will be eager to make his mark on the race.
Luis Amaran and Sebastian Haedo will round out the Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home Tour of Utah roster. Similar to Leece, Haedo comes to Utah fresh off two podium finishes at the Cascade Cycling Classic, and will give Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home a strong card to play in the field sprints. Amaran has been a key lieutenant to the Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home Team over the past several seasons. Beyond his finishing speed, Haedo brings World Tour experience to the roads of Utah, and his experience will prove crucial as he leads his Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home teammates in their effort to make a mark on this year’s Tour of Utah.
Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home Tour of Utah Roster