Owen had no problems managing the run-ups at Zilker Park. © Cyclocross Magazine

Logan Owen, shown here at Cyclocross Nationals found a groove off the mud at the Tour of Utah. © Cyclocross Magazine

Yesterday during the third stage of the Tour of Utah, Logan Owen (Axeon Cycling) took advantage of an ill-timed attack by UnitedHealthcare, and was able to sprint forward for a narrow win at the line.

“I don’t want to be known as just a cyclocross guy,” Owen said after his big stage win at the 2015 Tour of Utah.

Although us here at Cyclocross Magazine will always like to think of him as a cyclocrosser-first, we had fair warning that road would become one of his major focuses. After the 2015 Cyclocross National Championship, where he won the U23 race, vaulting his winning streak to ten in a row, Owen told Cyclocross Magazine that his largest goal included having a successful 2015 road season, hopefully culminating with a great performance at the 2015 Road World Championship in Richmond.

His win at the third stage Tour of Utah, arguably the best road result of his early career, comes at a great time before the World Championships. The win also vaulted Owen into second place in the overall Tour of Utah standings, only four seconds behind the current leader.

We would like to extend Owen our warmest congratulations, and best of luck with the remainder of the Tour.