A few photos from Thursday’s second stage of the Tour of Utah, from Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, finishing on the summit of Mt. Nebo above Payson, Santaquin and Nephi, Utah (depending on which approach is taken). The riders came up the southern slope from Nephi, climing 4500 vertical feet over the last 15 miles.

Unfortunately, George Hincapie crashed out of the race earlier in the day and did not finish the stage.

George Hincapie

George Hincapie, awaiting the start of Stage 2

Levi Leipheimer

Levi Leipheimer attacking the final climb on Mt. Nebo

Burke Swindlehurst

Burke Swindlehurst nearing the Stage 2 finish on Mt. Nebo

Jeff Louder

Jeff Louder nearing the summit of Mt. Nebo

Additional photos (uncropped/unedited) available on Flickr.