24 October 2009

The Tour of Utah mourns the loss of Executive Director Terry McGinnis

I recieved this email earlier tonight:

SALT LAKE CITY (October 24, 2009) – Steve Miller, President of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah presented by Zions Bank, announced today the passing of Executive Director, Terry McGinnis, after a prolonged battle with cancer.

“Terry was the heart and soul of the Tour and will be missed. His passion for the race was a deciding factor in the success of the event,” said Miller. “All of us on the staff as well as friends of the race will miss him dearly and will do all that we can to continue the event in his honor and make him proud.”

McGinnis was with the Tour of Utah for four years in different capacities. In 2006 he was a radio commentator, in 2007 he served as a consultant to Chairman Greg Miller, and in 2008-09 he held the executive director position.

As executive director, McGinnis hired key personnel, designed the course, acted as liaison with USA Cycling, secured sponsors and merchandise partners, selected teams to invite, and oversaw marketing and public relations efforts.

McGinnis raced professionally for more than 20 years, spending 10 of those as an Elite Cat 1 cyclist. He was forced to retire in 2007 due to cancer. McGinnis continued to ride recreationally as his health allowed.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Terry's family at this time. He will be missed.

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