PULLMAN, Wash.—It’s been almost two years since METER Group, Inc. USA first signed on as a sponsor with Neri Sottoli – Selle Italia – KTM. This week, the Italian pro cycling team will join 16 other teams in the 2019 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah.
The event kicked off yesterday afternoon with the prologue stage at Snowbird Resort. One of only two weeklong professional stage races in North America, the Tour of Utah covers 477 racing miles and includes 37,882 feet of elevation gain.
“We’re excited to be a team title partner in America’s toughest stage race,” said Christian Hertel, VP of Sales and Marketing at METER. “Especially racing in Utah where METER has several research sites and our sister company, Campbell Scientific.”
The Tour of Utah is an invitation-only event for the top professional men’s cycling teams in the world. This is the team’s first time competing in the Tour of Utah. The seven cyclists racing from the team Neri Sottoli – Selle Italia – KTM are Umberto Marengo, Lorenzo Fortunato, Francesco Bongiorno, Sebastian Schönberger, Edoardo Zardini, Simone Velasco and Dayer Quintana.
Along the way, riders will pass METER research site on the Utah Wasatch Plateau, where Brigham Young University scientists are studying the effects of climate on plant growth. Learn more about the work at https://go.meter.group/p44695.
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