Amgen Tour 2011

David Zabriskie (C) of the USA riding for Garmin-Cervelo takes the podium with his son Waylon after he won the Individual Time Trial along with Tejay Van Garderen (L) of the USA riding for HTC-Highroad in third place and Levi Leipheimer (R) of the USA riding for Radioshack in second place during stage six of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California on May 20, 2011 in Solvang. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
2011 Tour Of California - Stage Six David Zabriskie (C) of the USA riding for Garmin-Cervelo takes the podium with his son Waylon after he won the Individual Time Trial along with Tejay Van Garderen (L) of the USA riding for HTC-Highroad in third place and Levi Leipheimer (R) of the USA riding for Radioshack in second place during stage six of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California on May 20, 2011 in Solvang. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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2011 Tour Of California - Stage Five
UPDATED: 05.20.11
PASO ROBLES, CA - MAY 19: Peter Sagan of Slovakia riding for Liquigas-Cannondale celebrates after winning stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Paso Robles, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
PASO ROBLES, CA - MAY 19: (L-R) Leigh Howard of Australia riding for HTC-Highroad in second place, Peter Sagan of Slovakia riding for Liquigas-Cannondale in first place and Ben Swift of Great Britain riding for Sky Procycling take the podium after stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Paso Robles, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
PASO ROBLES, CA - MAY 19: Tejay Van Garderen of the USA riding for HTC-Highroad takes the podium to recieve the best young rider jersey after stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Paso Robles, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
PASO ROBLES, CA - MAY 19: Patrick McCarty of the USA riding for Team Spidertech takes the podium after defending the king of the mountains jersey during stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Paso Robles, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
PASO ROBLES, CA - MAY 19: Oscar Freire of Spain riding for Rabobank receives the AMGEN Breakaway From Caner most courageous riders jersey from cancer survivor Deleena Rankin after stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Paso Robles, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
PASO ROBLES, CA - MAY 19: Oscar Freire of Spain riding for Rabobank takes the podium after being awarded the most courageous riders jersey in stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Paso Robles, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
PASO ROBLES, CA - MAY 19: Peter Sagan (C) of Slovakia riding for Liquigas-Cannondale sprints to victory ahead of Alex Candelario (R) of the USA riding for Kelly Benefit Strategies to win stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Paso Robles, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
PASO ROBLES, CA - MAY 19: (L-R) Patrick McCarty of the USA riding for Team Spidertech in the king of the mountains jersey, Tejay Van Garderen of the USA riding for HTC-Highroad in the best young rider jersey, Chris Horner of the USA riding for Team Radioshack in the overall race leaders jersey, Oscar Freire of Spain riding for Rabobank in the most courageous riders jersey and Peter Sagan of Slovakia riding for Liquigas-Cannondale in the points leaders jersey take the podium after stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Paso Robles, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
PASO ROBLES, CA - MAY 19: Liquigas team rider Peter Sagan of lovakia celebrates after winning stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Paso Robles, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
PASO ROBLES, CA - MAY 19: Radioshack team rider Ben King (R) of the USA leads his team during stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Greenfield, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CA - MAY 19: Radioshack team rider Jason McCartney (R) of the USA leads the peleton during stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in San Luis Obispo County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CA - MAY 19: Radioshack team rider Jason McCartney (R) of the USA leads the peleton during stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in San Luis Obispo County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
LOCKWOOD, CA - MAY 19: The peleton passes a farm during stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Lockwood, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
SAN LUCAS, CA - MAY 19: The peloton passes over a bridge during stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in San Lucas, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
SAN LUCAS, CA - MAY 19: The peloton pass through agricultural fields during stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in San Lucas, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
SAN LUCAS, CA - MAY 19: The peloton pass through agricultural fields during stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in San Lucas, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
KING CITY, CA - MAY 19: The breakaway group passes a farm during stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in King City, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
GREENFIELD, CA - MAY 19: Radioshack team rider Chris Horner (L) of the USA drinks a coke as he leads a pack of riders out of a feed zone during stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Greenfield, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
GREENFIELD, CA - MAY 19: Radioshack team rider Ben King of the USA eats as he passes through a feed zone during stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Greenfield, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
GREENFIELD, CA - MAY 19: Radioshack team rider Chris Horner (L) of the USA eats as he leads a pack of riders out of a feed zone during stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Greenfield, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
GREENFIELD, CA - MAY 19: Radioshack team rider Chris Horner (L) of the USA eats as he leads a pack of riders out of a feed zone during stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Greenfield, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
MONTEREY COUNTY, CA - MAY 19: Bissell team rider Chris Baldwin of the USA (L) leads a breakaway group during stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Monterey County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
MONTEREY COUNTY, CA - MAY 19: Kelly Benefit Strategies-Optumhealth team rider Jesse Anthony of the USA (R) and Rabobank team rider Oscar Freire of Spain lead a breakaway group during stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Monterey County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
MONTEREY COUNTY, CA - MAY 19: The peloton rides on Carmel Vally Road during stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Monterey County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
MONTEREY, CA - MAY 19: The peloton rides on Carmel Vally Road during stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Monterey County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
MONTEREY, CA - MAY 19: The peloton rides on Carmel Vally Road during stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Monterey County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
SEASIDE, CA - MAY 19: Sky team rider Christopher Froome of Great Britain (R) leads the peleton during stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Seaside, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
SEASIDE, CA - MAY 19: (L-R) Christian Vandevelde of the USA and riding for Team Garmin-Cervelo and Tejay Van Garderen of the USA riding for HTC-Highroad prepare for the start of stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Seaside, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
SEASIDE, CA - MAY 19: Riders for Team Type 1 prepare for the start of stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Seaside, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Five
SEASIDE, CA - MAY 19: Garmin-Cervelo team rider Daniel Martin of Ireland (R) leads a breakaway group during stage five of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Seaside to Paso Robles on May 19, 2011 in Seaside, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
UPDATED: 05.19.11
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 18: Chris Horner of the USA and riding for Team Radioshack celebrates as he crosses the finish line on Sierra Road to win stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in San Jose, California. Horner earned the overall race leaders jersey with the win.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 18: Chris Horner of the USA and riding for Team Radioshack takes the podium to recieve the overall race leaders jersey after he won stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in San Jose, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 18: Fans anticipate the finish of stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in San Jose, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 18: Chris Horner of the USA and riding for Team Radioshack celebrates as he crosses the finish line on Sierra Road to win stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in San Jose, California. Horner won the overall race leaders jersey with the win.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 18: Cycling fans Robert Levitt (L) of San Jose and Robert Henningsen (R) of Redwood show their support during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in San Jose, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 18: A fan chases Levi Leipheimer (C) of the USA riding for Team Radioshack and Ryder Hesjedal (R) of Canada riding for Garmin-Cervelo on the climb of Sierra Road during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in San Jose, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 18: Ryder Hesjedal of Canada riding for Garmin-Cervelo begins the climb of Sierra Road at the front of the race as he went on to win the most courageous rider jersey during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in San Jose, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 18: Alden Tanaka of San Mateo writes the intials of local Bissell Pro Cycling team rider Andy Jacques-Maynes in chalk during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in San Jose, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 18: Cyclists ride up towards the 300 meter mark during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in San Jose, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 18: Cyclists ride up towards the 300 meter mark during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in San Jose, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 18: Chris Horner of the USA and riding for Team Radioshack pulls away from teammate Levi Leipheimer of the USA and Ryder Hesjedal of Canada riding for Team Garmin-Cervelo as the climb Sierra Road enroute to winning stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in San Jose, California. Horner won the overall race leaders jersey with the win.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 18: Chris Horner of the USA and riding for Team Radioshack climbs Sierra Road enroute to winning stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in San Jose, California. Horner won the overall race leaders jersey with the win.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 18: Chris Horner of the USA and riding for Team Radioshack climbs Sierra Road enroute to winning stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in San Jose, California. Horner won the overall race leaders jersey with the win.
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2011 Tour Of California - Stage Four
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 18: Chris Horner of the USA and riding for Team Radioshack climbs Sierra Road enroute to winning stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in San Jose. Horner won the overall race leaders jersey with the win.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 18: Cyclists ride to the 300 meter mark during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in San Jose, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA - MAY 18: Greg Henderson (C) of New Zealand riding for Sky Procycling wears the overall race leaders jersey during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in Santa Clara County, California. Henderson lost the jersey to Chris Horner (R) of the USA riding for Team Radioshack who won the stage.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA - MAY 18: Thor Hushovd of Norway riding Team Garmin-Cervelo is about to be absorbed by the peloton after falling out of the breakaway on the climb of Mt. Hamilton during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in Santa Clara County, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA - MAY 18: The breakaway climbs San Antonio Valley Road during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in Santa Clara, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA - MAY 18: Team Radio Shack leads the peloton on the climb of San Antonio Valley Road during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in Santa Clara, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA - MAY 18: The lead group descends Mt. Hamilton during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in Santa Clara County, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA - MAY 18: The main group makes the climb of Mt. Hamilton as they chase the remains of the breakaway during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in Santa Clara County, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA - MAY 18: The main group makes the climb of Mt. Hamilton as they chase the remains of the breakaway during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in Santa Clara County, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA - MAY 18: (R-L) Jason McCartney of the USA, Haimar Zubeldia of Spain, Markel Irizar of Spain and Chris Horner of the USA riding for Team Radio Shack lead the peloton on the climb of San Antonio Valley Road during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in Santa Clara, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA - MAY 18: (L-R) Ben King of the USA, Markel Irizar of Spain, Jason McCartney of the USA and Haimar Zubeldia of Spain riding for Team Radio Shack lead the peloton on the climb of San Antonio Valley Road during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in Santa Clara, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA - MAY 18: Jason McCartney of the USA riding for Team Radioshack leads the peloton as they chase the breakaway during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in Santa Clara County, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA - MAY 18: Thor Hushovd of Norway riding Team Garmin-Cervelo leads the breakaway early in the race during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in Alameda County, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA - MAY 18: The peloton climbs Mines Road during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in Alameda County, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA - MAY 18: The peloton climbs Mines Road during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in Alameda County, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
LIVERMORE, CA - MAY 18: Liquigas team riders Peter Sagan (L) of Slovakia and Mauro Da Dalto of Italy converse prior to the start of stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in Livermore, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
LIVERMORE, CA - MAY 18: Cyclists observe a moment of silence for fellow rider Wouter Weylandt of Belgium who died over a week ago at the Giro d'Italia during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in Livermore, California.
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Tour of California - Stage Four
LIVERMORE, CA - MAY 18: The peloton leaves Livermore during stage four of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Livermore to San Jose on May 18, 2011 in Livermore, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
UPDATED: 05.18.11
MODESTO, CA - MAY 17: Greg Henderson of New Zealand and riding for Sky Procycling receives kisses after winning the yellow jersey and stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Modesto, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
Greg Henderson (C) of New Zealand and riding for Sky Procycling celebrates after sprinting to victory ahead of Juan Jose Haedo (L) of Argentina and riding for Saxo Bank in second place, Peter Sagan (2L) of Slovakia riding for Liquigas in fourth place and Thor Hushovd (R) of Norway and riding for Garmin-Cervelo in third place in stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Modesto.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
MODESTO, CA - MAY 17: Greg Henserson (C) of New Zealand and riding for Sky Procycling celebrates his victory with teammates Matthew Hayman (L) of Australia and Jeremy Hunt (R) of Great Britain after winning stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Modesto, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
MODESTO, CA - MAY 17: Greg Henserson of New Zealand and riding for Sky Procycling celebrates after winning stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Modesto, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
MODESTO, CA - MAY 17: Fans welcome the race during stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Modesto, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
MODESTO, CA - MAY 17: The peloton rolls through the countryside during stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Calaveras County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
MODESTO, CA - MAY 17: Kurt-Asle Arvesen of Norway riding for Sky Procycling leads the peloton as they roll through the countryside as they battle wind and weather in pursuit of the breakaway during stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Sacramento County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
MODESTO, CA - MAY 17: Greg Henserson (L) of New Zealand and riding for Sky Procycling celebrates his victory with teammates Jeremy Hunt (C) of Great Britain and Ian Stannard (R) of Great Britain after winning stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Modesto, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
MODESTO, CA - MAY 17: Taylor Phinney (L) of the USA and riding for BMC Racing Team rides in the peloton as they pass a factory during stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Oakdale, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
MODESTO, CA - MAY 17: Jens Voigt of Germany and riding for Leopard-Trek rides in the peloton during stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Modesto, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
MODESTO, CA - MAY 17: Taylor Phinney (C) of the USA and riding for Team BMC rides in the peloton during stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Modesto, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
MODESTO, CA - MAY 17: The peleton rides in front of the Fox and Firkin Restaurant during stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Modesto, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
OAKDALE, CA - MAY 17: The peloton passes a factory during stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Oakdale, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
IONE, CA - MAY 17: Kurt-Asle Arvesen (L) of Norway and teammate Ian Stannard (R) of Great Britain riding for Sky Procycling eat and change clothes after passing through the feed zone during stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Ione, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
IONE, CA - MAY 17: The peloton rides on rain soaked streets during stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Ione, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
FOLSOM, CA - MAY 17: The breakaway crosses Rainbow Bridge during stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Folson, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
FOLSOM, CA - MAY 17: The peleton rides across a bridge during stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Folsom, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
CALAVERAS COUNTY, CA - MAY 17: Alex Dowsett of Great Britain riding for Sky Procycling leads the peloton during stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Calaveras County, California. Sky Procycling drove the peloton to defend Ben Swift's leaders jersey but lost it to stage winner and teammate Greg Henderson.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
CALAVERAS COUNTY, CA - MAY 17: Alex Dowsett of Great Britain riding for Sky Procycling leads the peloton during stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto as Dory Holte (R) of Oregon chases the peloton with an american flag on May 17, 2011 in Calaveras County, California. Sky Procycling drove the peloton to defend Ben Swift's leaders jersey but lost it to stage winner and teammate Greg Henderson.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
AUBURN, CA - MAY 17: The peloton rolls past the Court House in Auburn at the start of stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Auburn, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
AUBURN, CA - MAY 17: The peloton rolls away from the start at the begining of stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Auburn, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
AUBURN, CA - MAY 17: Matthew Goss (L) of Australia riding for HTC-Highroad talks with Thor Hushovd (R) of Norway riding for Team Garmin-Cervelo prior to the start of stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Auburn, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
AUBURN, CA - MAY 17: David Zabriskie of the USA riding for Garmin-Cervelo signs and autograph for a fan prior to stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Auburn, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
AUBURN, CA - MAY 17: Fans aim cameras at the riders as they line the course prior to the start of stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Auburn, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
AUBURN, CA - MAY 17: The peloton rolls through neutral laps in town at the start of stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Auburn, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
AUBURN, CA - MAY 17: The peloton rolls through neutral laps in town at the start of stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Auburn, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA - MAY 17: Michael Creed of the USA and riding for Kelly Benefits leads the breakaway during stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Sacramento County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA - MAY 17: The peloton rolls through the countryside during stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Sacramento County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA - MAY 17: The peloton rolls through the countryside as they battle wind and weather in pursuit of the breakaway during stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Sacramento County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Three
SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA - MAY 17: The peloton rolls through the countryside as they battle wind and weather in pursuit of the breakaway during stage three of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Auburn to Modesto on May 17, 2011 in Sacramento County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
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SACRAMENTO, CA - MAY 16: Ben Swift of Great Britain and riding for Sky Procycling, out sprints the field to win stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
SACRAMENTO, CA - MAY 16: (L-R) Jamis-Sutter Home team rider James Driscoll of the USA, Sky Procycling team rider Ben Swift of Great Britain and Liquigas-Cannondale team rider Peter Sagan of Slovakia pose following stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Sacramento, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
SACRAMENTO, CA - MAY 16: Ben Swift of Great Britain celebrates with the yellow jersey after winning stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Sacramento, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
SACRAMENTO, CA - MAY 16: Ben Swift of Great Britain is all smiles after winning stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Sacramento, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
SACRAMENTO, CA - MAY 16: Ben Swift of Great Britain and riding for Sky Procycling celebrates after out sprinting the field to win stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Sacramento, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
SACRAMENTO, CA - MAY 16: The peloton passes by the State Capitol Building during stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Sacramento, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
SACRAMENTO, CA - MAY 16: Ben Swift of Great Britain celebrates as he crosses the f ahead of the pack to win stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Sacramento.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
SACRAMENTO, CA - MAY 16: Ben Swift (L) of Great Britain and riding for Sky Procycling sprints to victory ahead of Peter Sagan (R) of Slovakia riding for Liquigas-Cannondale in second place and Matthew Goss (2R) of Australia riding for HTC-Highroad in third place during stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Sacramento, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
SACRAMENTO, CA - MAY 16: (L-R) James Driscoll of the USA and riding for Jamis-Sutter Home leads the breakaway group infront of Laszlo Bodrogi of France and riding for Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis, Ben Jacques-Maynes of the USA and riding for Bissell Cycling and Timon Seubert of Germany and riding for Team Netapp as the peloton closes in for the catch during stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Sacramento, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
SACRAMENTO, CA - MAY 16: Chief Commissaire Pierre Blanchard oversee the race during stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Sacramento, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
SUTTER COUNTY, CA - MAY 16: Kurt-Asle Arvesen of Norway riding for Team Sky Procycling leads the peloton during stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Sutter County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
SUTTER COUNTY, CA - MAY 16: Cycling fan Dory Holte of Oregon chases the peloton with an american flag during stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Sutter County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
SUTTER COUNTY, CA - MAY 16: Martin Velits of Slovakia and riding for HTC-Highroad leads the peloton during stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Sutter County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
SUTTER COUNTY, CA - MAY 16: The peloton passes through rice fields as a television helicopter follows them during stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Sutter County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
YUBA COUNTY, CA - MAY 16: (EDITORS NOTE: An infared camera was used to create this image) HTC-Highroad team rider Bert Grabsch of Germany leads the peleton through the countryside during stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Yuba County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
YUBA COUNTY, CA - MAY 16: Martin Pedersen of Denmark riding for Leopard Trek visits the team car during stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Yuba County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
YUBA COUNTY, CA - MAY 16: Taylor Phinney of the USA riding for Team BMC goes to the team car for clothing during stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Yuba County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
YUBA COUNTY, CA - MAY 16: (L-R) Timon Seubert of Germany and riding for Team Netapp, Laszlo Bodrogi of France and riding for Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis, James Driscoll of the USA and riding for Jamis-Sutter Home and Ben Jacques-Maynes of the USA and riding for Bissell Cycling work together in the breakaway during stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Yuba County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
YUBA COUNTY, CA - MAY 16: Bert Grabsch of Germany and riding for HTC-Highroad leads the peloton as they chase the breakaway during stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Yuba County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
YUBA COUNTY, CA - MAY 16: The peleton passes through the countryside during stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Yuba County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
YUBA COUNTY, CA - MAY 16: The HTC-Highroad team leads the peloton as they chase the breakaway during stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Yuba County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
YUBA COUNTY, CA - MAY 16: The peloton passes through the countryside during stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Yuba County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
YUBA COUNTY, CA - MAY 16: The peloton passes through the countryside during stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Yuba County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
YUBA COUNTY, CA - MAY 16: The peloton passes through the countryside during stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Yuba County, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
NEVADA CITY, CA - MAY 16: Jens Voigt (L) of Germany riding for Leopard Trek and Grischa Niermann (R) of Germany and riding for Rabobank talk before the start of stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Nevada City, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
NEVADA CITY, CA - MAY 16: (L-R) Peter Sagan of Slovakia riding for Liquigas, Andy Schleck of Luxemburg riding for Leopard Trek, Levi Leipheimer of the USA riding for Radioshack, Thor Hushovd of Norway riding for Garmin-Cervelo and David Zabriskie of the USA riding for Garmin-Cervelo are ready for the start of stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 in Nevada City, California. Snow and road conditions forced the start to be moved to lower elevation resulting in a shortened course.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage Two
SODA SPRINGS, CA - MAY 16: The Kelly Benefit Strategies Team drives over Donner Pass enroute to the new start as stage two of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California was shortened due to snow from Nevada City to Sacramento on May 16, 2011 near Soda Springs, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage One
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 15: Levi Leipheimer (C) of the USA and riding for Radioshack talks with race director Jim Birrell (left of center) of Medalist Sports and Andrew Messick (right of center) President of AEG Sports as stage one of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe was cancelled due to unsafe conditions caused by snow on May 15, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage One
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 15: Riders head away from the start as stage one of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe was cancelled due to unsafe conditions caused by snow on May 15, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage One
OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA - MAY 15: (L-R) Frank Pipp, Chris Baldwin and Jay Thomson of Bissell Pro Cycling walk through the snow to dinner at their hotel after stage one of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe was cancelled due to unsafe conditions caused by snow on May 15, 2011 in Olympic Valley, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage One
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 15: A snowman holds a sign along the race route on Highway 89 after stage one of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe was cancelled due to unsafe conditions caused by snow on May 15, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage One
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 15: Director Jonathan Vaughters of Team Garmin-Cervelo talks with Andrew Messick (R) President of AEG Sports prior to the start as stage one of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe is cancelled due to unsafe conditions caused by snow on May 15, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage One
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 15: Fans turn out the the start of stage one of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe as it was cancelled due to unsafe conditions caused by snow on May 15, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage One
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 15: (L-R) Riders Andy Schleck (R) of Luxemburg and riding for Leopard Trek, Levi Leipheimer of the USA and riding for Radioshack and Bernhard Eisel of Austria and riding for HTC-Highroad talk prior to the start of stage one of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe which cancelled due to unsafe conditions caused by snow on May 15, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage One
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 15: Fans turn out the the start of stage one of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe as it was cancelled due to unsafe conditions caused by snow on May 15, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage One
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 15: George Hincapie (L) of the USA and riding for BMC talks with Andrew Messick (R) President of AEG Sports prior to the start as stage one of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe is cancelled due to unsafe conditions caused by snow on May 15, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage One
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 15: Thor Hushovd (L) of Norway and riding for Gamin-Cervelo talks with Andy Schleck (R) of Luxemburg and riding for Leopard Trek talk prior to the start of stage one of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe which cancelled due to unsafe conditions caused by snow on May 15, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage One
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 15: (L-R) Riders Anders Lund of Denmark and Andy Schleck of Luxemburg and riding for Leopard Trek are prepared for the weather as stage one of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe was cancelled due to unsafe conditions caused by snow on May 15, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage One
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 15: The timing official sends a message on the board as stage one of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe is cancelled due to unsafe conditions caused by snow on May 15, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage One
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 15: Bob Stapleton, owner of Team HTC-Highroad, looks on as stage one of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe is cancelled due to unsafe conditions caused by snow on May 15, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage One
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 15: Andrew Messick (C) President of AEG Sports discusses the weather and road conditions with team directors and riders leading to the decision to cancel stage one of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe due to unsafe conditions caused by snow on May 15, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage One
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 15: Workers prepare the start amid snowfall during a delay of stage one of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe on May 15, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage One
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 15: Technical Director Chuck Hodge (L) and Race Director Jim Birrell (R) of Medalist Sports discuss logistics at the start of stage one of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe is delayed because of snow on May 15, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Stage One
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 15: The Team Radioshack bus sits outside race headquarters at the start of stage one of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe is delayed because of snow on May 15, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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2011 Tour of California
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 14: Members of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team take a training ride prior to the start of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California on May 14, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, United States.
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2011 Tour of California
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 14: Members of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team take a training ride prior to the start of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California on May 14, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, United States.
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2011 Tour of California
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 14: Members of Team Radioshack take a training ride prior to the start of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California on May 14, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, United States.
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2011 Tour of California
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 14: Members of Team Radioshack take a training ride prior to the start of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California on May 14, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, United States.
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2011 Tour of California
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 14: Members of Team Radioshack take a training ride prior to the start of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California on May 14, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, United States.
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2011 Tour of California
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 14: (L-R) Levi Leipheimer of the USA, Markel Irizar of Spain and Ben King of the USA riding for Team Radioshack take a training ride prior to the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California on May 14, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, United States.
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Tour of California - Preview
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 14: Director Alain Gallopin (C) talks to members of Team Radioshack as they take a break during a training ride for the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California on May 14, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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Tour of California - Preview
LAKE TAHOE, NV - MAY 14: (L-R) Matthew Goss of Australi, Bert Grabsch of Germany and Leigh Howard of Australia address the audience during the presentation of Team HTC-Highroad for the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California on May 14, 2011 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
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Tour of California - Preview
LAKE TAHOE, NV - MAY 14: Twin brothers Martin Velits (L) and Peter Velits (R) of Slovakia and riding for Team HTC-Highroad look on during the team presentation for the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California on May 14, 2011 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
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Tour of California - Preview
LAKE TAHOE, NV - MAY 14: Television commentator Phil Liggett (R) presents the HTC-Highroad Team prior to the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California on May 14, 2011 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
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Tour of California - Preview
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 14: Ben King of the USA and riding for Team Radioshack looks as the team takes a break during a training ride in preparation for the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California on May 14, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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Tour of California - Preview
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 14: Members of Team Radioshack take a training ride in preparation for the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California on May 14, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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2011 Tour of California - Preview
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA - MAY 14: Members of Team Radioshack stop in front of a snow removal machine as they take a break during a training ride for the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California on May 14, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
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