It’s almost a half-year away but Logan Mayor Craig Petersen said there is already a great deal of excitement about the 2015 Tour of Utah beginning its eight-day professional cycling race right in Logan City.
On KVNU’s Let Me Speak to the Mayor radio program Wednesday, the Mayor said it will cost Logan around $80-90,000 to host the major event. He thanked Cache County for contributing $25,000 and the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau added an additional $5,000.
Logan Downtown Manager Gary Saxton is in charge and the mayor said he is doing a fantastic job planning what he calls, “a significant event.”
“The tour itself is professional riders,” said Petersen. “There will be 16 eight person teams. These teams are world class teams. Actually, last year they had two or three of those teams who competed in the Tour de France.
“There are three races at the pinnacle of bike racing, that’s the Tour de France, one in Italy and one in Spain. But ours is classified right below that, the Tour of Utah. The other race is a women’s race and these are also professional riders.”
He said that event will be taking place here in Logan. The Mayor said the Tour of Utah route has not been released but he said the local part will involve “a large body of water not too far from here.”