LAYTON — Some of the world’s top men’s professional cycling teams will peddle their way through Davis County Thursday during stage three of the Tour of Utah.
The 2018 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah kicked off Monday with a prologue ride in St. George. On Tuesday, cyclists moved on to Cedar City for stage one and will head over to Payson on Wednesday for stage two.
Stage three will take racers from Antelope Island, down to Bountiful, and back up to Hill Air Force Base before ending in Layton Thursday afternoon. In total, the cyclists will travel 116 miles.
Both cyclists and their caravan vehicles are participating in the race. Drivers should be advised that passing along the roads used by cyclists or race vehicles is not permitted. Traffic can follow behind the race, the Tour of Utah says, but only the same speed of the race, which averages around 22-28 miles per hours.
The Utah Highway Patrol will control traffic at certain intersections, so drivers should treat this as a rolling road closure.
“Without alternate routes, please be patient as some delays may occur,” the Tour of Utah said in its traffic advisory.
Stage three starts at 11:15 a.m. on the far end of Antelope Island on Garr Ranch, heading toward the seven mile causeway to reach the mainland, according to stage traffic advisory. The race will go through West Point twice, first northbound on S. 4500 West (State Road 110) and then southbound on N. 3000 West.
Riders are expected to turn east on State Road 193 outside of West Point between 12:10-12:35 p.m., before turning south on N. Fairfield Road and using 200 North to access Mountain Road.
The race will go south through Fruit Heights, passing through the Nicholls Road intersection between 12:30-1:15 p.m., before heading south on Main Street to pass through downtown Farmington for the first time.
Around 12:50 p.m., the first riders will reach Centerville, using State Road 106, and crossing E. Center Street.
When the cyclists hit Bountiful, they’ll travel in a counter-clockwise loop, turning west on Pages Lane to ride south on N. 200 West. The race will then go to Orchard Drive to reach Eagle Ridge Drive where the climb up the Bountiful Bench will begin.
Bountiful Police said there will be less road closures for a shorter amount of time for this year’s race as compared to previous years.
The race will then travel north on S. Davis Blvd. to E. 400 North before returning to Centerville on S.R. 106 between 1:30-2:30 p.m. Racers will make their second pass through downtown Farmington and back through Fruit Heights before hitting N. Fairfield Road and State Road 193 to access Hill Air Force Base.
Racers will enter the base using South Gate Avenue around 2:05 p.m. and will travel nine miles on the base before heading into Layton.
The race will turn eastbound on S.R. 193 to go south on Hobbs Creek Drive and turn back toward downtown Layton using Antelope Drive and Fairfield Drive.
Around 2:40 p.m., cyclists are expected to pass Wasatch Drive and begin five finishing circuits using E. Gentile St., N. Wasatch Drive, Constitution Circle, Wasatch Drive and E. Fairfield Road.
The finish line is at 465 Wasatch Drive, between Layton High School and Layton Commons Park. The first racer is expected to cross the finish line between 3:15 and 3:30 p.m.
For additional information about additional activities or parking at the start of finish lines, visit https://www.tourofutah.com/stages/stage3.