Amgen Tour 2012 – Stage One

Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: The peloton leaves the start of stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Christopher Horner (L) and Matt Busche of the United States and Team Radioshack-Nissan prepare for stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: The peloton leaves the start of stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Christopher Horner of the United States and team RadioShack-Nissan prepares stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: The peloton leaves the start of stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: The peloton leaves the start of stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: The peloton is welcomed by fans as they line the route during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Windsor, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: George Hincapie riding for BMC Racing deposits clothing in the team car during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: The peloton rides along the Pacific coast on Highway One during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Ben King of Radioshack-Nissan leads the peloton up the climb of Fort Ross Road during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Ben King of Radioshack-Nissan leads the peloton up the climb of Fort Ross Road during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Ben King of Radioshack-Nissan leads the peloton up the climb of Fort Ross Road during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: The peloton crosses the Russian River during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Monte Rio, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Soigneurs are poised to deliver musettes to their teams in the peloton as they delvier lunch in the feed zone during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Soigneurs are poised to deliver musettes to their teams in the peloton as they delvier lunch in the feed zone during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Ben King of Radioshack-Nissan leads the peloton under watch of the television cameraman on the motorbike during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: The peloton passes though the vineyards of Sonoma County during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: David Zabriske riding for Garmin-Barracuda and Jens Voigt of Germany riding for Radioshack-Nissan ride off the front of the peloton during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Jacob Rathe riding for Garmin-Barracuda drives the peloton during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: The peloton passes through the downtown during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: The peloton passes through the downtown during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: The peloton passes through the downtown during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: The peloton passes though the vineyards of Sonoma County during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
WINDOSOR, CA - MAY 13: The peloton is welcomed by fans as the line the route during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Windsor, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Ben Jacques-Maynes rding for Bissell Pro Cycling leads the breakaway during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. Jacques-Maynes was awarded the most aggressive rider jersey for the stage. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Ben Jacques-Maynes rding for Bissell Pro Cycling leads Jeff Louder riding for Unitedhealthcare in the breakaway during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. Jacques-Maynes was awarded the most aggressive rider jersey for the stage. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Robbie McEwan (R) of Australia riding for Orica-Greenedge rides in the peloton with teammates Travis Meyer (C) of Australia and Cameron Meyer (L) of Australia during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. McEwan announced he will retire after the race. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Defending champion Chris Horner riding for Radioshack-Nissan rides in the peloton during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
BODEGA BAY, CA - MAY 13: Teammates Alex Howes (R) and Dave Zabriskie (C) of Garmin-Barracuda lead the peloton up Coleman Valley Road during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Bodega Bay, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Liquigas-Cannondale drives the peloton as they bring back the breakaway during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. Peter Sagan of Slovakia riding for Liquigas-Cannondale won the stage. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: (L-R) Tom Danielson riding for Garmin-Barracuda, defending champion Chris Horner riding for Radioshack-Nissan-Trek, Gregory Rast of Switzerland and Eric Young riding for Bissell Pro Cycling ride in the peloton during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Defending champion Chris Horner of the USA riding for Radioshack-Nissan-Trek gestures to fellow riders in the peloton during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
BRIDGE HAVEN, CA - MAY 13: Jens Voigt (L) of Germany riding for Radioshack-Nissan drives the peloton along the Pacific coast as they ride for defending champion Chris Horner of Radioshack-Nissan during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Tim Duggan riding for Liquigas-Cannondale drives the peloton as they bring back the breakaway during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. Peter Sagan of Slovakia riding for Liquigas-Cannondale won the stage. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Ed King riding for Liquigas-Cannondale drive the peloton as they bring back the breakaway during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. Peter Sagan of Slovakia riding for Liquigas-Cannondale won the stage. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Levi Leipheimer (R) riding for Omega Pharma-Quickstep and Andrew Talansky riding for Garmin-Barracuda ride in the peloton during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Tom Boonen of Belgium riding for Omega Pharma-Quickstep has a snack as he rides in the peloton during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
MONTE RIO, CA - MAY 13: The peloton crosses the Russian River during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Monte Rio, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SONOMA COUNTY, CA - MAY 13: A fan leads the peloton as they climb of Coleman Valley Road near Bodega Bay during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Sonoma County, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: The peloton descends Coleman Valley Road during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Occidental, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SONOMA COUNTY, CA - MAY 13: The peloton begins the climb of Coleman Valley Road near Bodega Bay during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Sonoma County, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SONOMA COUNTY, CA - MAY 13: The peloton begins the climb of Coleman Valley Road near Bodega Bay during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Sonoma County, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: The peloton races during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: The peloton races during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: The peloton races during stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Riders form a breakaway in Sonoma County wine country early in stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Peter Sagan of Slovakia riding for Liquigas-Cannondale celebrates his victory in stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Peter Sagan of Solvokia, riding for the Liquigas-Cannondale team, celebrates after winning stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Peter Sagan of Slovakia riding for Liquigas-Cannondale celebrate his victory as Heinrich Haussler (L) of Australia riding for Garmin - Barracuda finishes second and Fred Rodriguez (R) of the USA riding for Team Exergy finishes in third in stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Peter Sagan of Slovakia riding for Liquigas-Cannondale celebrate his victory in stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Peter Sagan of Solvokia, riding for the Liquigas-Cannondale team, celebrates after winning stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Ben Jacques-Maynes riding for Bissell Pro Cycling celebrates after being awarded the Most Aggressive Rider jersey following stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Levi Leipheimer, riding for the Omega Pharma-Quickstep team, reacts on the podium after winning the Breakaway from Cancer Courageous Rider jersey following stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: David Boily of Canada, riding for Team Spidertech, celebrates after being award the KOM Leader jersey following stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Peter Sagan of Solvokia, riding for the Liquigas-Cannondale team, is awarded the yellow jersey after winning stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Peter Sagan of Solvokia, riding for the Liquigas-Cannondale team, who finished in first place, Fred Rodriguez, riding for Team Exergy, (L) who finished in third place, and Heinrich Haussler of Australia, riding for Garmin-Barracuda, (R) who finished in second place, wave to the crowd from the podium after stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Peter Sagan of Solvokia, riding for the Liquigas-Cannondale team, is awarded the sprint leader jersey after stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Peter Sagan of Solvokia, riding for the Liquigas-Cannondale team, is awarded the best young rider jersey after stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tour of California - Stage 1
Tour of California - Stage 1
SANTA ROSA, CA - MAY 13: Peter Sagan of Solvokia, riding for the Liquigas-Cannondale team, is awarded the yellow jersey after winning stage one of the Amgen Tour of California on May 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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