SALT LAKE CITY -- The 2011 Tour of Utah will start in Park City for the first time after being elevated this year to one of the top three professional stage races for road cycling for North America.
Event organizers unveiled six host venues on Wednesday and also indicated four of the top international teams have been extended invitations to compete Aug. 9-14.
The opening prologue starts in Park City. The first two stages, Aug. 10-11, are in Ogden and Provo.
Stage 3 is an individual time trial set for Aug. 12 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele.
Stage 4 is a circuit race in Salt Lake City on Aug. 13 and the final stage is a road race Aug. 14 from Park City to Snowbird Ski Resort.Teams will compete for $150,000 in prize money -- up from $45,000 in previous years.