- Published: Wednesday, 16 May 2012 10:09
- Written by Michael Hopkins
Well Did He? Oh Yes He Did Four for Four for Sagan
-by Michael Hopkins
Coming the day before the time trial stage four, the longest stage of the race, had all the ingredients necessary to provide a surprise winner. The gold rush town of Sonora hosted its first ever stage. The riders started by heading south on historic Highway 49, the saw-tooth course profile provided multiple climbs along a 65.2 mile stretch known as the Mother lode. The question of the day was whether or not Peter Sagan could win his fourth straight stage. In addition to being the longest stage of this year's race, six KOMs and two sprints were also thrown in for effect.