I agree about the name.
The route seems OK to me. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt since it's the first year. I'd say it's a better first effort than what we saw from the Tour of California, that's for sure. This race has so much potential. It has a great spot on the calendar (the spot the Tour of California should have gone for) and there are so many route possibilities. I just hope the US can finally put on a successful stage race that will actually stand the test of time.
Just think, with the Tour of Utah (http://www.tourofutah.com/
), the Tour of Colorado (let's just call it that), and a moved TOC, they could have a 3-week tour.