Tour Of California
Cyclists competing in the Amgen Tour of California will mark a halfway point when they reach the race’s first-ever mountaintop finish in San Jose Wednesday afternoon.
Greg Henderson of New Zealand powered to a surprising stage win and took the overall race lead at the Tour of California from British teammate Ben Swift.
Ben Swift of Britain emerged from a massive sprint finish and took the lead Monday after winning the 76.3-mile, weather-shortened and rainy opening stage of the Tour of California.
Riders were traveling 61 miles from Nevada City to Sacramento, picking up the original Stage 2 route after storms caused the cancellation of Stage 1.
The location for the Stage 2 start of the Tour of California was moved Monday due to poor weather and road conditions, race organizers said.
Due to severe weather conditions in the Lake Tahoe area, the start of the 800-mile Tour of California bicycle race was canceled Sunday.
Levi Leipheimer will have to fend off a strong international field of Tour de France contenders and world champions to win his fourth overall title in the Tour of California.
Lance Armstrong is leaving professional racing behind for good. And that now means that Armstrong won’t participate as hoped in the 2011 Amgen Tour of California.
Lance Armstrong, the seven-time winner of the Tour of France, still has apparently not committed to the 2011 Amgen Tour of California, race officials indicated.