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.
American cyclist Levi Leipheimer felt “lucky to be alive” after he was hit from behind by a car while training for a race.
Defending champion Chris Horner and three-time winner Levi Leipheimer are expected to be in the field for the 2012 Amgen Tour of California.
Chris Horner won the Tour of California with a solid performance in the final stage on Sunday, holding off RadioShack teammate Levi Leipheimer by 38 seconds.
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.
Due to severe weather conditions in the Lake Tahoe area, the start of the 800-mile Tour of California bicycle race was canceled Sunday.