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
- Ben Swift GRB (Sky)
- Peter Sagan SVK (Liquigas-Cannondale)
- Matt Goss AUS (HTC-Highroad)
- Kevin Lacombe CAN (Spidertech)
- Juan Jose Heado ARG (Saxo Bank-Sungard)
Photo: Casey B. Gibson/VeloNews