Amgen Tour of California
Peter Sagan of Slovakia won his second straight stage with a powerful and unchallenged sprint and retained the overall lead Monday in stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California.
Bicycle race enthusiasts and Northern California businesses are equally excited by the arrival of the nation’s largest professional bike race.
Cyclist Peter Sagan was in the lead as the Amgen Tour of California moved to San Francisco Monday for its second stage.
Peter Sagan overcame a punctured back tire in the final five miles to chase down the field and capture the first stage of the Amgen Tour of California on Sunday.
Cities and residents across five Bay Area counties are gearing up for one of the largest cycling races in America to make its way through their hometowns.
Defending champion Chris Horner and three-time winner Levi Leipheimer are expected to be in the field for the 2012 Amgen Tour of California.
Amgen will remain the title sponsor of the Amgen Tour of California now that a multi-year contract has been signed. The bicycle tour’s next stop will be Santa Rosa for the very first time.
Dave Zabriskie rode to a dominating individual time trial victory and three-time race winner Levi Leipheimer was second to cut teammate Chris Horner’s overall lead to 38 seconds Friday.
Slovakian Peter Sagan swung wide right in the final 100 yards and sped from fifth place to win the fifth stage of the Tour of California.
Chris Horner of Bend, Ore., powered to a solo uphill win in Stage 4 and assumed the overall race lead Wednesday at the Tour of California.