OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Jure Kocjan finished with a final sprint to edge Robin Carpenter by a bike length to win Stage 2 of the Tour of Utah. Team SmartStop’s Kocjan won the 100.3-mile stage in 3:37:27, followed by Hincapie Racing’s Carpenter and BMC Racing’s Brent Bookwalter.
Kiel Reijnen continues to hold a narrow overall lead after the second stage Tuesday.
The American on the UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling team holds a four-second advantage over fellow American Alex Howes and Kocjan with a two-day total of 8:46:19. Howes and Kocjan are tied with a time of 8:46:23.
Team Cannondale-Garmin, BMC Racing and Axeon Cycling are tied through two stages with a time of 26:19:35.
The 107.9-mile Stage 3 begins Wednesday at Antelope Island State Park.