Tour of California Stage 2: Race day


The writers over at US Pro Cycling News (myself included) will be doing daily recaps of both the Giro d’Italia and the Tour of California.

The racing finally got started in California yesterday with a modified, shorted stage to accommodate for the closure of Donner Pass (good thing, too. Would have for the riders to be stranded and have to start eating each other. Teehee.) that ended with three laps around Sacramento. It was a rather boring stage, but it ended with a great sprint, with Ben Swift (Team Sky) taking his 5th win of the season. Here’s Fitzalan’s report from the ground, and Peter’s recap of the stage!

Top 5 finishers/GC

  1. Ben Swift GRB (Sky)
  2. Peter Sagan SVK (Liquigas-Cannondale)
  3. Matt Goss AUS (HTC-Highroad)
  4. Kevin Lacombe CAN (Spidertech)
  5. Juan Jose Heado ARG (Saxo Bank-Sungard)


Photo: Casey B. Gibson/VeloNews

About these ads
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,535 other followers

%d bloggers like this: