Amgen Tour of California
Tejay van Garderen stayed out of trouble to seal his first professional stage race title Sunday, winning the Tour of California in front of BMC Racing Team’s home fans.
Leopold Konig of the Czech Republic won the seventh stage of the Tour of California in a mountaintop finish Saturday, and American Tejay van Garderen finished third to keep the overall lead for the third straight day.
The Amgen tour of California rolls out of San Francisco to the finish line in Santa Rosa Sunday. But not everyone’s happy about all the bicycle traffic. Close encounters with drivers are becoming common and incidents of road rage are on the rise.
Festivities surrounding the Amgen Tour of California Race were brought to a temporary halt by a bomb scare in downtown Livermore Saturday afternoon.
Tejay van Garderen raced to a dominating individual time trial victory Friday in the Tour of California to extend his overall lead over Australian Michael Rogers.
Some of the top cyclists in the world were going head-to-head in San Jose Friday, as the Amgen Tour of California finally begins its roll through the Bay Area with a 20-mile time trial.
Germany’s Jens Voigt won the fifth stage of the Tour of California on Thursday, and American Tejay van Garderen surprisingly took the overall lead a day sooner than expected.
Tyler Farrar won the fourth stage of the Tour of California in a mass sprint Wednesday and Colombian climbing specialist Janier Acevedo topped the overall standings for the third day.
Peter Sagan of Slovakia sprinted to the Stage 3 win and Colombian Janier Acevedo maintained the race lead Tuesday as strong winds replaced the heat at the Tour of California.
Javier Acevedo of Colombia bolted to the front with about 700 yards left in final steep climb, winning Monday’s second stage in scorching heat to take the overall lead at the Tour of California.