Tag: Tour of California
2012 Tour de France winner pounds out convincing victory on 20-kilometer course near Folsom Lake.
The race has departed Auburn for what promises to be a rainy but rapid trip down to Modesto. Stage Three will sweep along the edge of the Sierra foothills and pass through Folsom and Rancho Murieta, cross the hills between the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s Camanche and Pardee reservoirs, past the hamlet of Milton […]
Update: 4 p.m.: The race finally got under way in Nevada City, in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The abbreviated 76-mile race ended with a sprint finish at the State Capitol in Sacramento. The winner: Ben Swift of Team Sky. Tomorrow’s adventure: 122 miles from Auburn to Modesto. The weather forecast: Occasional rain showers and a […]
Update, 2:25 p.m.: Here’s the official statement from the tour people, complete with Levi Leipheimer’s statement to the crowd at the start line: Due to extreme weather conditions and potentially unsafe roads, Stage 1 of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California was cancelled just before the riders, who were lined up at the start, were […]