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.
Sagan (Cannondale) completed the 110.3-mile Palmdale to Santa Clarita road race in 4 hours, 20 minutes, 31 seconds and was victorious by about a half-bike length.
Michael Matthews (Orica-Greenedge) of Australia was second and American Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) was third in the mass sprint finish. Read More
Robert Gesink of the Netherlands cruised to victory in the Tour of California on Sunday, finishing the eighth and final stage in the middle of the pack, just eight months after he shattered his leg in a fall.
The Dutchman, who claimed the leader’s yellow jersey when he won Saturday’s penultimate stage in the Californian mountains, retained his 46-second lead over his nearest competitor, American David Zabriskie. Read More
CLOVIS — Slovakia’s Peter Sagan continued his dominance of the Tour of California on Wednesday when he won his fourth straight stage on a hot and steamy day in the Golden State.
Sagan, 22, completed the 130-mile, Sonora-to-Clovis fourth stage in five hours, 18 minutes and eight seconds as temperatures soared to 95 degrees. Read More
Peter Sagan extended his overall lead in the Tour of California when he won Tuesday’s third stage in a sprint finish, completing a rare hat-trick of stage wins in North America’s most prestigious cycling event.
The Slovakian, who also won the first two stages of the eight-day race, made it a perfect 3-for-3 when he surged clear of the pack approaching the finish line to win the 115-mile trek from San Jose to Livermore in four hours, 50 minutes and 49 seconds. Read More
Fans of all sizes made their way to Marina Green on Monday morning for Stage 2 of the Tour of California, the nation’s biggest professional cycling event. There were young children dutifully following their parents on their two-wheelers and serious-looking cyclists cruising around with state-of-the-art equipment. Read More
Another day, another flat, another victory for Peter Sagan. A day after hurdling a punctured tire to win Stage 1 of the Tour of California, Sagan (Team Liquigas-Cannondale) retained the leader’s jersey by nabbing Stage 2 in Santa Cruz County on Monday; this time, overcoming a flat tire and a 10-man crash.
“Today was very hard,” Sagan said. Read More
Peter Sagan overcame a flat tire in the final seven miles to win the opening state of the Tour of California in a sprint finish on Sunday.
The Slovakian, one of the most promising riders in professional cycling, further enhanced his growing reputation when he won the 116-mile stage, that started and finished in Santa Rosa. Read More