Kris Dahl delivered the biggest win of his career and the biggest win of Silber Pro Cycling’s breakthrough season on Stage 1 of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Matteo Dal-Cin finished 5th.
Dahl took the opening stage of the race after surviving two categorised climbs and coming out on top in a hectic sprint that no team was able to control. Dahl crossed the finish line located in front of the Southern Utah University campus ahead of Axeon Hagens Berman's Colin Joyce and BMC Racing's Rick Zabel.
“Today was a great day for the Silber team,” says Kris Dahl. “From the beginning, I was protected by my team and well taken care of. The guys ensured I was out of the wind and well positioned. With Matteo in the break we were able to sit back and wait for the sprint. I was well positioned to sprint and take the win aboard my Argon 18 Gallium Pro.”
“We will look at defending the yellow jersey but will not die trying to do so, explains Team Director Gordon Fraser, who has confidence in his group. “We still have strong GC goals and we know that other teams will need to control for their best interests too. Our riders are simply talented and motivated. It doesn't take much for me as a director to channel this in the right direction. When you have a great cohesive group, good things happen.”
About Silber Pro Cycling
Silber Pro Cycling is a young Montreal-based professional cycling team in its third year in the UCI Continental division. Only two teams in Canada race at this level and we are proud to be able to play a part in their success. In 2015, it has in its ranks 10 riders, including the Canadian Road Cycling Champion of 2012, Ryan Roth, and the young talented sprinter, Elliott Doyle. The three-time Olympian Gord Fraser is at the head of this young team as sporting director.