Seventeen cycling teams took off from Garr Ranch at Antelope Island on Thursday morning during Stage 3 of the Tour of Utah.

The 116-mile race took riders through a variety of locations along the Wasatch Front, including Hill Air Force Base and through much of Davis County. Around midway, riders took on a steep climb up the Bountiful Bench to compete for the King of Mountain jersey before making their way back toward the finish in Layton.

After making one last loop through Hill AFB and five laps through Layton, UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team’s Travis McCabe crossed the finish line in first place, becoming the Tour of Utah’s most decorated rider. Behind him were second-place finisher Jasper Philipsen of Hagens Berman Axeon and third-place finisher Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanessa of Israel Cycling Academy.

Beginning with a prologue in St. George, the six-stage tour will come to an end in Park City, with participants having ridden a total of 545 miles. Before coming to Layton, riders had racked up 187 miles through stages around Cedar City and Payson.

On Friday, riders will tackle a 10-lap, 6.8-mile course through downtown Salt Lake City, for a total of 68.4 miles during Stage 4 of the race. Beginning on Main Street, the course will wind around the Utah State Capitol to Bonneville Boulevard, down 11th Avenue and North Virginia Street, before leading to South Temple. Following South Temple, riders will turn onto North Temple before making the climb back up Main Street.

Heading into Stage 4, the EF Education First — Drapac P/B Cannondale team leads as the first-place general classification team, and Team Lotto-NL Jumbo’s Sepp Kuss sits as the race leader. Following Kuss in second place is teammate Neilson Powless, and in third is BMC Racing Team’s Tejay Van Garderen.

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