16 Aug 5-hour ENERGY® Cycling Team Pedals to Victory & #RideWith5hrEnergy Winners Are Chosen
From August 6-11, the 5-hour ENERGY® presented by Kenda Racing Team competed at the multi-stage Tour of Utah. The race is one of only four internationally-sanctioned American pro cycling events and it’s not called the Toughest American Stage Race for nothing! The Tour of Utah is made up of nearly 600 miles of racing and over 40,000 feet of elevation gain across the state of Utah. In case you missed it, we wanted to fill you in on how awesome the 5-hour ENERGY® cycling team did at the 2013 Tour of Utah!
At Stage Three of the race, our own Jim Stemper was awarded the Vivint Most Aggressive Rider jersey. Riders can earn this jersey in numerous ways, from powering through a tough climb, pushing through a break, or continuing on after a crash. According to the Tour of Utah, the Vivant Most Aggressive Rider Jersey is awarded to a cyclist who demonstrates- in the face of all adversity- the greatest desire to win in that day’s stage. Way to go, Jim! We are also proud to recognize Francisco ‘Paco’ Mancebo’s first place finish in Stage Six. Mancebo, 2009’s Tour of Utah champion, bridged up to and passed stage leader Tom Danielson in the final kilometers to take the win. Mancebo also won the Vivint Most Aggressive jersey for stage six. Congratulations Paco!
During all of the Tour of Utah excitement, we decided to hold a cycling contest to celebrate! We invited our fans to tweet their cycling pictures using the hashtag #RideWith5hrEnergy for the chance to win free 5-hour ENERGY® shots and a 5-hour ENERGY® podium shirt. The five lucky winners of our contest are @lisac957, @ders_50, @scasolari, @RockKlopster and @procraftinator. Check out the winning photos below! Thank you to everyone who entered and as always, stay tuned to our Social channels for upcoming contests and giveaways.