Adam De Vos Finishes Second, Sara Poidevin takes Queen of the Mountains Lead
High above the casinos of South Lake Tahoe, Adam De Vos’s daylong gamble almost paid off with the biggest win of his young career. The Rally Cycling rider took a chance on a long breakaway and finished second in the toughest stage of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California. At the same time De Vos was infiltrating the day’s breakaway on the 131-mile stage, Sara Poidevin was staking her claim as one of the best climbers in the peloton in stage one of the women’s event.
California Native Fighting to Keep the KOM Jersey to the End
Text and Photo by Rebecca Reza
After narrowly missing the stage win in Santa Clarita Monday, Evan Huffman of Rally Cycling looked ahead to defending his new lead in the Lexus King of the Mountains jersey. Though he is better known as a time-trial specialist, Huffman has been able to hold on to a narrow 2-point lead since.
Rally Cycling's Evan Huffman speaks to USCR's Rebecca Reza
World Champion Peter Sagan Rides to 15TH Career Stage Win at 2016 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA
Photos by Danny Heilprin
World Champion Peter Sagan (SVK) of Tinkoff has claimed his 15th all-time Amgen Tour of California stage win after a long and hilly ride northward on one of the most scenic and iconic stretches of California roadway, Highway 1, through Monterey County.
“It was hard, but good,” said Sagan, when asked about today’s stage. “I’m very happy for my other teammates, and I’m very happy to have won.”
Having announced that he was targeting stage wins at this year’s race, Peter Sagan added a second win of the week to his tally on the Laguna Seca race circuit with another superb performance. The victory marks Peter’s 15th career stage win at the Amgen Tour of California, and more opportunities await. The win also cemented his lead in the green jersey points classification.
Sagan pulls clear in the finishing sprint to take the stage win. Photo by Getty Images
Best of Women’s Cycling – Including Eight Team USA Olympic Hopefuls – Will Compete in the Four-Day Stage Race Beginning Thursday in South Lake Tahoe
AEG announced rosters for the Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease™ Women’s Race Empowered with SRAM, which was selected as the first of only two U.S. events on the first-ever UCI Women’s WorldTour. One of the largest platforms in the world for women’s cycling, the race roster includes six of the top-10 UCI ranked cyclists, including top-ranked Emma Johansson (Wiggle High5), who also took home the 2008 Olympic road race silver medal.