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2016 Amgen Tour of California (HC)

11th edition: May 15 - May 22, 2016

Tour of California podium history page | 2015 edition | 2017 edition | Start list | Route summary
Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4 | Stage 5 | Stage 6 | Stage 7 | Stage 8

Tour of California map


Sunday, May 22: 8th and Final Stage, Sacramento - Sacramento, 138 km

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish wins the Tour of California's final stage

Stage 8 map

The Race: Here's the report from final overall winner Julian Alaphilippe's Etixx-Quick Step team.

At 23 years and 346 days, Julian Alaphilippe became the youngest winner in the history of the US race.

How long is the timespan that lies between disappointment and happiness, between getting to know the sorrow taste of defeat and being on the top of your world? For Julian Alaphilippe, the new champion of the Tour of California, the answer is one year and 24 seconds. One year, because 12 months ago he came runner-up in the US race, despite a superb display on the grueling Mount Baldy, and 24 seconds because at the previous edition he lost the GC for just three seconds, while now he took home the yellow jersey for 21 seconds.

It was a victory forged on Gibraltar Road, a new addition to the race, where Julian attacked with 1500 meters to go and destroyed the opposition, notching his maiden win of the year in the process, but also in the 20-km long Folsom individual time trial, during which the Frenchman had the ride of his life in an ITT and went full gas on his way to defending the coveted yellow jersey. It also was a victory of a fantastic and hard-working squad, which protected Julian at all times and made sure of controlling its rivals, this impressive display coming as proof of the unique team spirit that is a defining characteristic of Etixx – Quick-Step.

Less than three weeks shy of his 24th birthday, Julian Alaphilippe put the regrets of last year's Tour of California to rest on Sunday, and sealed his first career GC triumph, one which comes as further evidence of his potential which seems to know no limits: "It's really incredible. I took the yellow jersey at the end of stage 3 and that acted as a morale booster; then, after the individual time trial, I was more and more confident."

For sure, it's the most beautiful day of my career and I must thank my teammates for this special moment and for believing in me.

Coming into the last day of the event (Sacramento – Sacramento, 138 kilometers) with a 16-second cushion over his closest rival in the overall standings, Julian – the first Frenchman to win the GC in the 11 years since it was created – admitted of being nervous in the first part of the stage, before eventually relaxing once the race came into its final kilometers.

Julian Alaphilippe

Overall winner Julian Alaphilippe (in yellow) being protected by his teammates during the final stage.

"It was stressful today, because everyone wanted to stay at the front and fought for a better position. Usually, I'm not nervous, but today things were different, as the victory was closer and closer. Thankfully, I had a powerful team around me, which was always in charge, and as soon as Tom Boonen hit the front with me safely tucked behind him, it was like being on a holiday. Now, we'll celebrate the win, but once we will return home, I'll be back on my bike, training and looking to further improve", concluded Julian, the youngest ever winner in the history of the Tour of California.

Complete Results:

138 kilometers raced at an average speed of 45.695 km/hr

1 Cavendish, Mark Dimension Data 3hr 1min 12sec
2 Sagan, Peter Tinkoff s.t.
3 Kristoff, Alexander Katusha s.t.
4 Poppel, Danny van Sky s.t.
5 Degenkolb, John Giant-Alpecin s.t.
6 Bonifazio, Niccolo Trek-Segafredo s.t.
7 Drücker, Jempy BMC s.t.
8 Richeze, Maximiliano Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
9 Groenewegen, Dylan LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
10 McCabe, Travis Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
11 Alaphilippe, Julian Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
12 Canola, Marco United Healthcare s.t.
13 Coquard, Bryan Direct Energie s.t.
14 Petit, Adrien Direct Energie @ 3sec
15 Mørkøv, Michael Katusha s.t.
16 Owen, Logan Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
17 Phinney, Taylor BMC + 00' 05''
18 Sánchez, Samuel BMC s.t.
19 Bookwalter, Brent BMC s.t.
20 Geoghegan, Tao Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
21 Murphy, John United Healthcare s.t.
22 Boonen, Tom Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
23 Craddock, Lawson Cannondale s.t.
24 Van den Broeck, Jurgen Katusha s.t.
25 Dennis, Rohan BMC s.t.
26 Squire, Rob Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
27 Tulik, Angélo Direct Energie s.t.
28 Naud, Pierrick Rally s.t.
29 Brajkovič, Janez United Healthcare s.t.
30 Bennett, George LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
31 Talansky, Andrew Cannondale s.t.
32 Irizar, Markel Trek-Segafredo s.t.
33 Guerreiro, Ruben Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
34 Roosen, Timo LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
35 Stuyven, Jasper Trek-Segafredo s.t.
36 Vakoc, Petr Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
37 Teunissen, Mike LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
38 Carpenter, Robin Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
39 Schär, Michael BMC s.t.
40 Teklehaimanot, Daniel Dimension Data s.t.
41 Sinkeldam, Ramon Giant-Alpecin s.t.
42 Maes, Nikolas Etixx-Quick Step + 00' 13''
43 Guarnieri, Jacopo Katusha + 00' 17''
44 Štybar, Zdeněk Etixx-Quick Step + 00' 21''
45 Wagner, Robert LottoNL-Jumbo + 00' 25''
46 Kort, Koen de Giant-Alpecin + 00' 31''
47 Wynants, Maarten LottoNL-Jumbo + 00' 35''
48 Mejías, Javier Novo Nordisk s.t.
49 Blythe, Adam Tinkoff s.t.
50 Planet, Charles Novo Nordisk + 00' 40''
51 Restrepo, Jhonatan Katusha + 00' 44''
52 Jones, Chris United Healthcare s.t.
53 Daniel, Gregory Axeon Hagens Berman + 00' 49''
54 Pate, Danny Rally s.t.
55 Powless, Neilson Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
56 Sheehan, Michael Jelly Belly s.t.
57 Dam, Laurens ten Giant-Alpecin s.t.
58 Britton, Rob Rally s.t.
59 Bernard, Julien Trek-Segafredo s.t.
60 Vermeulen, Alexey LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
61 Patten, Daniel Team Wiggins s.t.
62 King, Benjamin Cannondale + 00' 55''
63 Marangoni, Alan Cannondale s.t.
64 Duchesne, Antoine Direct Energie + 00' 57''
65 Clark, Oscar Holowesko-Citadel + 01' 00''
66 Putt, Tanner United Healthcare s.t.
67 Machado, Tiago Katusha s.t.
68 Neilands, Krists Axeon Hagens Berman + 01' 04''
69 Clarke, Jonathan United Healthcare s.t.
70 Jaramillo, Daniel United Healthcare + 01' 12''
71 Hornbeck, Jon Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
72 Curvers, Roy Giant-Alpecin + 01' 17''
73 Kelly, Jake Team Wiggins s.t.
74 Haller, Marco Katusha s.t.
75 Fenn, Andrew Sky + 01' 23''
76 Velits, Martin Etixx-Quick Step + 01' 28''
77 Nauleau, Bryan Direct Energie s.t.
78 Latham, Christopher Team Wiggins s.t.
79 Peron, Andrea Novo Nordisk s.t.
80 Reijnen, Kiel Trek-Segafredo s.t.
81 Isaychev, Vladimir Katusha s.t.
82 Krasilnikau, Andrei Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
83 Trusov, Nikolay Tinkoff s.t.
84 Flaksis, Andzs Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
85 Rathe, Jacob Jelly Belly s.t.
86 Van Avermaet, Greg BMC s.t.
87 Renshaw, Mark Dimension Data + 01' 36''
88 Sheldon, Taylor Jelly Belly s.t.
89 Sagan, Juraj Tinkoff + 01' 39''
90 Baška, Erik Tinkoff s.t.
91 Andersen, Søren Giant-Alpecin + 01' 44''
92 Fairly, Caleb Giant-Alpecin s.t.
93 Barta, Will Axeon Hagens Berman + 01' 46''
94 Winden, Dennis van LottoNL-Jumbo + 01' 51''
95 Eaton, Daniel United Healthcare + 01' 54''
96 Moscon, Gianni Sky + 01' 58''
97 Skujiņš, Toms Cannondale + 02' 14''
98 Putt, Chris Jelly Belly + 02' 16''
99 Brammeier, Matt Dimension Data + 02' 18''
100 Farrar, Tyler Dimension Data s.t.
101 Zandio, Xabier Sky s.t.
102 Kiryienka, Vasil Sky s.t.
103 Thompson, Michael Team Wiggins s.t.
104 Curran, Geoffrey Axeon Hagens Berman + 02' 25''
105 Bouet, Maxime Etixx-Quick Step + 02' 32''
106 Oronte, Emerson Rally + 02' 34''
107 Kolář, Michal Tinkoff + 02' 40''
108 Janse van Rensburg Dimension Data + 02' 43''
109 Doull, Owain Team Wiggins + 03' 01''
110 Wiggins, Bradley Team Wiggins s.t.
111 Tennant, Andy Team Wiggins + 03' 03''
112 Eisel, Bernhard Dimension Data s.t.
113 Arredondo, Julian David Trek-Segafredo s.t.
114 Lozano, David Novo Nordisk + 03' 28''
115 De Vos, Adam Rally s.t.
116 Huffman, Evan Rally s.t.
117 Routley, Will Rally s.t.
118 Lunke, Sindre Giant-Alpecin s.t.
119 Jeandesboz, Fabrice Direct Energie s.t.
120 Sicard, Romain Direct Energie s.t.
121 Wolfe, Ben Jelly Belly s.t.
122 Gaimon, Phil Cannondale + 03' 50''
123 Bevin, Patrick Cannondale s.t.
124 Wyss, Danilo BMC s.t.
125 Williams, Chris Novo Nordisk s.t.
126 Verschoor, Martijn Novo Nordisk s.t.
127 Gogl, Michaël Tinkoff s.t.
128 Haas, Nathan Dimension Data + 04' 53''
129 Stetina, Peter Trek-Segafredo + 05' 15''
130 Gatto, Oscar Tinkoff + 05' 36''
131 Henttala, Joonas Novo Nordisk + 06' 17''

Final GC after Stage 8:

1,253 kilometers raced at an average speed of 39.431 km/hr

1 Alaphilippe, Julian Etixx-Quick Step 31hr 47min 50sec
2 Dennis, Rohan BMC @ 21sec
3 Bookwalter, Brent BMC + 00' 43''
4 Talansky, Andrew Cannondale + 00' 52''
5 Craddock, Lawson Cannondale + 01' 22''
6 Sánchez, Samuel BMC + 01' 22''
7 Bennett, George LottoNL-Jumbo + 01' 50''
8 Van den Broeck, Jurgen Katusha + 01' 53''
9 Powless, Neilson Axeon Hagens Berman + 01' 57''
10 Dam, Laurens ten Giant-Alpecin + 02' 13''
11 Britton, Rob Rally + 02' 46''
12 Geoghegan, Tao Axeon Hagens Berman + 03' 00''
13 Guerreiro, Ruben Axeon Hagens Berman + 03' 22''
14 Mejías, Javier Novo Nordisk + 03' 53''
15 Carpenter, Robin Holowesko-Citadel + 05' 03''
16 Teklehaimanot, Daniel Dimension Data + 05' 11''
17 Squire, Rob Holowesko-Citadel + 06' 05''
18 Brajkovič, Janez United Healthcare + 06' 46''
19 Hornbeck, Jon Holowesko-Citadel + 07' 07''
20 Stetina, Peter Trek-Segafredo + 07' 17''
21 Bernard, Julien Trek-Segafredo + 07' 35''
22 Vermeulen, Alexey LottoNL-Jumbo + 08' 22''
23 Restrepo, Jhonatan Katusha + 09' 59''
24 Jones, Chris United Healthcare + 11' 10''
25 Jaramillo, Daniel United Healthcare + 12' 12''
26 Van Avermaet, Greg BMC + 12' 46''
27 Machado, Tiago Katusha + 12' 56''
28 McCabe, Travis Holowesko-Citadel + 13' 26''
29 Vakoc, Petr Etixx-Quick Step + 17' 42''
30 Poppel, Danny van Sky + 18' 21''
31 Jeandesboz, Fabrice Direct Energie + 19' 05''
32 Stuyven, Jasper Trek-Segafredo + 19' 39''
33 Sicard, Romain Direct Energie + 21' 36''
34 Schär, Michael BMC + 22' 01''
35 Sagan, Peter Tinkoff + 22' 21''
36 Gogl, Michaël Tinkoff + 23' 21''
37 Teunissen, Mike LottoNL-Jumbo + 23' 22''
38 Sheldon, Taylor Jelly Belly + 24' 35''
39 Richeze, Maximiliano Etixx-Quick Step + 27' 17''
40 Neilands, Krists Axeon Hagens Berman + 27' 47''
41 Roosen, Timo LottoNL-Jumbo + 28' 42''
42 Duchesne, Antoine Direct Energie + 30' 19''
43 Skujiņš, Toms Cannondale + 30' 28''
44 Clarke, Jonathan United Healthcare + 32' 24''
45 Bouet, Maxime Etixx-Quick Step + 33' 50''
46 Degenkolb, John Giant-Alpecin + 33' 52''
47 Mørkøv, Michael Katusha + 36' 42''
48 Lunke, Sindre Giant-Alpecin + 37' 46''
49 Wyss, Danilo BMC + 39' 55''
50 Gaimon, Phil Cannondale + 41' 41''
51 Janse van Rensburg, Ja.. Dimension Data + 42' 53''
52 Daniel, Gregory Axeon Hagens Berman + 43' 22''
53 Kort, Koen de Giant-Alpecin + 45' 48''
54 Kristoff, Alexander Katusha + 46' 26''
55 Tulik, Angélo Direct Energie + 47' 10''
56 Eaton, Daniel United Healthcare + 47' 32''
57 Reijnen, Kiel Trek-Segafredo + 47' 33''
58 Curran, Geoffrey Axeon Hagens Berman + 47' 57''
59 King, Benjamin Cannondale + 48' 19''
60 Coquard, Bryan Direct Energie + 48' 54''
61 Andersen, Søren Giant-Alpecin + 50' 24''
62 Moscon, Gianni Sky + 51' 24''
63 Canola, Marco United Healthcare + 51' 44''
64 Haas, Nathan Dimension Data + 52' 22''
65 Rathe, Jacob Jelly Belly + 52' 28''
66 Zandio, Xabier Sky + 52' 31''
67 Boonen, Tom Etixx-Quick Step + 52' 42''
68 Flaksis, Andzs Holowesko-Citadel + 52' 49''
69 Oronte, Emerson Rally + 53' 58''
70 Sagan, Juraj Tinkoff + 54' 17''
71 Phinney, Taylor BMC + 57' 29''
72 Maes, Nikolas Etixx-Quick Step + 58' 28''
73 Krasilnikau, Andrei Holowesko-Citadel + 59' 27''
74 Pate, Danny Rally + 1h 00' 33''
75 Marangoni, Alan Cannondale + 1h 00' 52''
76 Wynants, Maarten LottoNL-Jumbo + 1h 01' 19''
77 De Vos, Adam Rally + 1h 01' 28''
78 Henttala, Joonas Novo Nordisk + 1h 02' 25''
79 Velits, Martin Etixx-Quick Step + 1h 04' 18''
80 Owen, Logan Axeon Hagens Berman + 1h 04' 40''
81 Bevin, Patrick Cannondale + 1h 05' 05''
82 Štybar, Zdeněk Etixx-Quick Step + 1h 06' 25''
83 Petit, Adrien Direct Energie + 1h 07' 05''
84 Huffman, Evan Rally + 1h 07' 40''
85 Haller, Marco Katusha + 1h 09' 22''
86 Irizar, Markel Trek-Segafredo + 1h 09' 37''
87 Kiryienka, Vasil Sky + 1h 10' 27''
88 Barta, Will Axeon Hagens Berman + 1h 10' 52''
89 Sheehan, Michael Jelly Belly + 1h 13' 28''
90 Guarnieri, Jacopo Katusha + 1h 13' 39''
91 Lozano, David Novo Nordisk + 1h 13' 44''
92 Doull, Owain Team Wiggins + 1h 14' 12''
93 Bonifazio, Niccolo Trek-Segafredo + 1h 14' 19''
94 Fairly, Caleb Giant-Alpecin + 1h 17' 15''
95 Nauleau, Bryan Direct Energie + 1h 17' 34''
96 Patten, Daniel Team Wiggins + 1h 18' 13''
97 Putt, Tanner United Healthcare + 1h 18' 29''
98 Winden, Dennis van LottoNL-Jumbo + 1h 19' 08''
99 Groenewegen, Dylan LottoNL-Jumbo + 1h 19' 22''
100 Wagner, Robert LottoNL-Jumbo + 1h 20' 31''
101 Blythe, Adam Tinkoff + 1h 20' 51''
102 Planet, Charles Novo Nordisk + 1h 22' 34''
103 Wolfe, Ben Jelly Belly + 1h 22' 57''
104 Drücker, Jempy BMC + 1h 23' 09''
105 Sinkeldam, Ramon Giant-Alpecin + 1h 23' 24''
106 Thompson, Michael Team Wiggins + 1h 23' 52''
107 Curvers, Roy Giant-Alpecin + 1h 24' 33''
108 Arredondo, Julian David Trek-Segafredo + 1h 25' 43''
109 Peron, Andrea Novo Nordisk + 1h 25' 46''
110 Naud, Pierrick Rally + 1h 26' 12''
111 Routley, Will Rally + 1h 26' 18''
112 Tennant, Andy Team Wiggins + 1h 26' 51''
113 Putt, Chris Jelly Belly + 1h 26' 51''
114 Clark, Oscar Holowesko-Citadel + 1h 28' 02''
115 Trusov, Nikolay Tinkoff + 1h 28' 05''
116 Fenn, Andrew Sky + 1h 29' 50''
117 Isaychev, Vladimir Katusha + 1h 30' 37''
118 Cavendish, Mark Dimension Data + 1h 31' 38''
119 Kelly, Jake Team Wiggins + 1h 32' 48''
120 Renshaw, Mark Dimension Data + 1h 33' 12''
121 Wiggins, Bradley Team Wiggins + 1h 33' 38''
122 Farrar, Tyler Dimension Data + 1h 34' 00''
123 Brammeier, Matt Dimension Data + 1h 34' 28''
124 Verschoor, Martijn Novo Nordisk + 1h 34' 38''
125 Murphy, John United Healthcare + 1h 34' 57''
126 Gatto, Oscar Tinkoff + 1h 35' 43''
127 Eisel, Bernhard Dimension Data + 1h 36' 40''
128 Williams, Chris Novo Nordisk + 1h 38' 22''
129 Latham, Christopher Team Wiggins + 1h 39' 23''
130 Kolář, Michal Tinkoff + 1h 40' 26''
131 Baška, Erik Tinkoff + 1h 44' 56'

Stage 8 map:

Tour of California stage 8 map


Saturday, May 21: Stage 7, Santa Rosa - Santa Rosa, 175.5 km (109.0 miles)

Stage 7 map

Kristoff-Sagan photo finish

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) just beats Peter Sagan in a photo finish at the end of stage 7

The Race: Here's Katusha's telling of the day's racing:

It was a stage Alexander Kristoff was unsure of at the start of the day - would the climbs be too hard for him or would he still have the answer in a fast sprint to take the win? Once over the last climb, Team Katusha’s Norwegian fast man had the answer he needed – he put his team on the front and kept them there through the closing laps in the city of Santa Rosa. With 200m to go he came off the wheel of teammate Michael Mørkøv and gunned for the line, taking the victory just ahead of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff), marking his first win in the Amgen Tour of California in two appearances. The win was the 8th win for Kristoff in the 2016 cycling season and marks the first win in the USA for Team Katusha.

"We had to chase hard and still in the end Peter Sagan was right there with me even though he had been out there by himself all that time. Unbelievable. I was happy to be able to hold him off. I think if he had saved some energy from earlier he would have beaten me. I had wanted to see how I felt after the climbs before I put my team to work, but once we came across the last one I could tell I was OK.  I was tired, but I knew everyone else was also tired. The guys all did such a good job. It’s always good to finish it off with a win and it shows I am going the right way for the Tour de France," said Alexander Kristoff.

Stage 7 returned to Santa Rosa, an area that has hosted many stages of the Amgen Tour of California. The 175,5km stage featured 6 rated climbs including the category 1 King Ridge Road. From a break Peter Sagan went solo and held 2 minutes to the peloton, with the yellow jersey Julian Alaphilippe in the group. Sagan tried to hold his advantage but once the majority of the climbs were behind and the groups were coming back to him, he sat up to try his luck in the circuits. Kristoff had plans of his own and used his team to perfection to earn the victory.

Styage 7 sprint

Another view of the sprint. Photo ©Tim De Waele

Etixx-QuickStep’s Julian Alaphilippe held on to the race lead, still ahead of BMC teammates Rohan Dennis by 16-seconds and 38-seconds to Brent Bookwalter. Team Katusha’s Jurgen Van den Broeck currently holds tenth place at +1:48 on the general classification.

"Tomorrow is a really flat stage and I think there will be many sprinters that want to win. So we will see how things go, but of course we want to win again," concluded Alexander Kristoff.

Stage 8 is the race final in Sacramento at 138km.The circuit race takes place in the state capital of Sacramento with laps around Capital Park.  The profile is basically flat.

Complete Results:

175.5 kilometers raced at an average speed of 40.521 km/hr

1 Kristoff, Alexander Katusha 4hr 19min 52sec
2 Sagan, Peter Tinkoff s.t.
3 Poppel, Danny van Sky s.t.
4 Teunissen, Mike LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
5 Coquard, Bryan Direct Energie s.t.
6 Stuyven, Jasper Trek-Segafredo s.t.
7 McCabe, Travis Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
8 Degenkolb, John Giant-Alpecin s.t.
9 Roosen, Timo LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
10 Guerreiro, Ruben Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
11 Van Avermaet, Greg BMC s.t.
12 Carpenter, Robin Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
13 Vakoc, Petr Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
14 Alaphilippe, Julian Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
15 Bookwalter, Brent BMC s.t.
16 Van den Broeck, Jurgen Katusha s.t.
17 Geoghegan, Tao Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
18 Sánchez, Samuel BMC s.t.
19 Brajkovič, Janez United Healthcare s.t.
20 Mørkøv, Michael Katusha s.t.
21 Teklehaimanot, Daniel Dimension Data s.t.
22 Dennis, Rohan BMC s.t.
23 Jones, Chris United Healthcare s.t.
24 Craddock, Lawson Cannondale s.t.
25 Gogl, Michaël Tinkoff s.t.
26 Mejías, Javier Novo Nordisk s.t.
27 Bernard, Julien Trek-Segafredo s.t.
28 Schär, Michael BMC s.t.
29 Bennett, George LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
30 Marangoni, Alan Cannondale s.t.
31 Zubeldia, Haimar Trek-Segafredo s.t.
32 Stetina, Peter Trek-Segafredo s.t.
33 Talansky, Andrew Cannondale s.t.
34 Britton, Rob Rally s.t.
35 Dam, Laurens ten Giant-Alpecin s.t.
36 Duchesne, Antoine Direct Energie s.t.
37 Squire, Rob Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
38 Powless, Neilson Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
39 Hornbeck, Jon Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
40 Sheldon, Taylor Jelly Belly s.t.
41 Jaramillo, Daniel United Healthcare s.t.
42 Restrepo, Jhonatan Katusha + 00' 10''
43 Machado, Tiago Katusha + 00' 12''
44 Richeze, Maximiliano Etixx-Quick Step + 00' 59''
45 Neilands, Krists Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
46 Skujiņš, Toms Cannondale s.t.
47 Vermeulen, Alexey LottoNL-Jumbo + 00' 00''
48 Sicard, Romain Direct Energie + 01' 15''
49 Jeandesboz, Fabrice Direct Energie + 09' 45''
50 Brammeier, Matt Dimension Data + 25' 42''
51 King, Benjamin Cannondale s.t.
52 Haas, Nathan Dimension Data s.t.
53 Kort, Koen de Giant-Alpecin s.t.
54 Reijnen, Kiel Trek-Segafredo s.t.
55 Boonen, Tom Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
56 Blythe, Adam Tinkoff s.t.
57 Cavendish, Mark Dimension Data s.t.
58 Bevin, Patrick Cannondale s.t.
59 Latham, Christopher Team Wiggins s.t.
60 Štybar, Zdeněk Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
61 Irizar, Markel Trek-Segafredo s.t.
62 Sheehan, Michael Jelly Belly s.t.
63 Wagner, Robert LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
64 Planet, Charles Novo Nordisk s.t.
65 Wynants, Maarten LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
66 Henttala, Joonas Novo Nordisk s.t.
67 Curvers, Roy Giant-Alpecin s.t.
68 Janse van Rensburg Dimension Data s.t.
69 Farrar, Tyler Dimension Data s.t.
70 Peron, Andrea Novo Nordisk s.t.
71 Lozano, David Novo Nordisk s.t.
72 Maes, Nikolas Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
73 Gaimon, Phil Cannondale s.t.
74 Verschoor, Martijn Novo Nordisk s.t.
75 Barta, Will Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
76 Drücker, Jempy BMC s.t.
77 Williams, Chris Novo Nordisk s.t.
78 Wolfe, Ben Jelly Belly s.t.
79 Phinney, Taylor BMC s.t.
80 Gatto, Oscar Tinkoff s.t.
81 Renshaw, Mark Dimension Data s.t.
82 Velits, Martin Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
83 Bonifazio, Niccolo Trek-Segafredo s.t.
84 Andersen, Søren Giant-Alpecin s.t.
85 Wiggins, Bradley Team Wiggins s.t.
86 Owen, Logan Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
87 Putt, Chris Jelly Belly s.t.
88 Clark, Oscar Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
89 Canola, Marco United Healthcare s.t.
90 De Vos, Adam Rally s.t.
91 Krasilnikau, Andrei Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
92 Doull, Owain Team Wiggins s.t.
93 Fairly, Caleb Giant-Alpecin s.t.
94 Groenewegen, Dylan LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
95 Morton, Angus Jelly Belly s.t.
96 Wyss, Danilo BMC s.t.
97 Pate, Danny Rally s.t.
98 Fenn, Andrew Sky s.t.
99 Lunke, Sindre Giant-Alpecin s.t.
100 Naud, Pierrick Rally s.t.
101 Winden, Dennis van LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
102 Eisel, Bernhard Dimension Data s.t.
103 Nauleau, Bryan Direct Energie s.t.
104 Huffman, Evan Rally s.t.
105 Oronte, Emerson Rally s.t.
106 Isaychev, Vladimir Katusha s.t.
107 Trusov, Nikolay Tinkoff s.t.
108 Guarnieri, Jacopo Katusha s.t.
109 Baška, Erik Tinkoff s.t.
110 Petit, Adrien Direct Energie s.t.
111 Patten, Daniel Team Wiggins s.t.
112 Moscon, Gianni Sky s.t.
113 Haller, Marco Katusha s.t.
114 Kolář, Michal Tinkoff s.t.
115 Sagan, Juraj Tinkoff s.t.
116 Kiryienka, Vasil Sky s.t.
117 Arredondo, Julian David Trek-Segafredo s.t.
118 Zandio, Xabier Sky s.t.
119 Daniel, Gregory Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
120 Flaksis, Andzs Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
121 Rathe, Jacob Jelly Belly s.t.
122 Sinkeldam, Ramon Giant-Alpecin s.t.
123 Thompson, Michael Team Wiggins s.t.
124 Tulik, Angélo Direct Energie s.t.
125 Tennant, Andy Team Wiggins s.t.
126 Bouet, Maxime Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
127 Putt, Tanner United Healthcare s.t.
128 Murphy, John United Healthcare s.t.
129 Routley, Will Rally s.t.
130 Eaton, Daniel United Healthcare s.t.
131 Curran, Geoffrey Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
132 Kelly, Jake Team Wiggins s.t.
133 Clarke, Jonathan United Healthcare + 26' 00''

GC after Stage 7:

1,115.8 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 38.769 km/hr

1 Alaphilippe, Julian Etixx-Quick Step 28hr 46min 38sec
2 Dennis, Rohan BMC @ 16sec
3 Bookwalter, Brent BMC + 00' 38''
4 Talansky, Andrew Cannondale + 00' 47''
5 Powless, Neilson Axeon Hagens Berman + 01' 08''
6 Craddock, Lawson Cannondale + 01' 17''
7 Sánchez, Samuel BMC s.t.
8 Dam, Laurens ten Giant-Alpecin + 01' 24''
9 Bennett, George LottoNL-Jumbo + 01' 45''
10 Van den Broeck, Jurgen Katusha + 01' 48''
11 Britton, Rob Rally + 01' 57''
12 Zubeldia, Haimar Trek-Segafredo + 01' 58''
13 Stetina, Peter Trek-Segafredo + 02' 02''
14 Geoghegan, Tao Axeon Hagens Berman + 02' 55''
15 Guerreiro, Ruben Axeon Hagens Berman + 03' 17''
16 Mejías, Javier Novo Nordisk + 03' 18''
17 Carpenter, Robin Holowesko-Citadel + 04' 58''
18 Teklehaimanot, Daniel Dimension Data + 05' 06''
19 Hornbeck, Jon Holowesko-Citadel + 05' 55''
20 Squire, Rob Holowesko-Citadel + 06' 00''
21 Brajkovič, Janez United Healthcare + 06' 41''
22 Bernard, Julien Trek-Segafredo + 06' 46''
23 Vermeulen, Alexey LottoNL-Jumbo + 07' 33''
24 Restrepo, Jhonatan Katusha + 09' 15''
25 Jones, Chris United Healthcare + 10' 30''
26 Jaramillo, Daniel United Healthcare + 11' 00''
27 Van Avermaet, Greg BMC + 11' 18''
28 Machado, Tiago Katusha + 11' 56''
29 McCabe, Travis Holowesko-Citadel + 13' 26''
30 Jeandesboz, Fabrice Direct Energie + 15' 37''
31 Vakoc, Petr Etixx-Quick Step + 17' 37''
32 Sicard, Romain Direct Energie + 18' 08''
33 Poppel, Danny van Sky + 18' 21''
34 Gogl, Michaël Tinkoff + 19' 31''
35 Stuyven, Jasper Trek-Segafredo + 19' 34''
36 Schär, Michael BMC + 21' 56''
37 Sagan, Peter Tinkoff + 22' 27''
38 Sheldon, Taylor Jelly Belly + 22' 59''
39 Teunissen, Mike LottoNL-Jumbo + 23' 17''
40 Neilands, Krists Axeon Hagens Berman + 26' 47''
41 Richeze, Maximiliano Etixx-Quick Step + 27' 17''
42 Skujiņš, Toms Cannondale + 28' 14''
43 Roosen, Timo LottoNL-Jumbo + 28' 37''
44 Duchesne, Antoine Direct Energie + 29' 22''
45 Bouet, Maxime Etixx-Quick Step + 31' 18''
46 Clarke, Jonathan United Healthcare + 31' 20''
47 Degenkolb, John Giant-Alpecin + 33' 52''
48 Lunke, Sindre Giant-Alpecin + 34' 18''
49 Morton, Angus Jelly Belly + 34' 57''
50 Wyss, Danilo BMC + 36' 05''
51 Mørkøv, Michael Katusha + 36' 39''
52 Gaimon, Phil Cannondale + 37' 51''
53 Janse van Rensburg Dimension Data + 40' 10''
54 Daniel, Gregory Axeon Hagens Berman + 42' 33''
55 Kort, Koen de Giant-Alpecin + 45' 17''
56 Curran, Geoffrey Axeon Hagens Berman + 45' 32''
57 Eaton, Daniel United Healthcare + 45' 38''
58 Reijnen, Kiel Trek-Segafredo + 46' 05''
59 Kristoff, Alexander Katusha + 46' 30''
60 Tulik, Angélo Direct Energie + 47' 05''
61 King, Benjamin Cannondale + 47' 24''
62 Haas, Nathan Dimension Data + 47' 29''
63 Andersen, Søren Giant-Alpecin + 48' 40''
64 Coquard, Bryan Direct Energie + 48' 54''
65 Moscon, Gianni Sky + 49' 26''
66 Zandio, Xabier Sky + 50' 13''
67 Rathe, Jacob Jelly Belly + 51' 00''
68 Flaksis, Andzs Holowesko-Citadel + 51' 21''
69 Oronte, Emerson Rally + 51' 26''
70 Canola, Marco United Healthcare + 51' 44''
71 Boonen, Tom Etixx-Quick Step + 52' 37''
72 Sagan, Juraj Tinkoff + 52' 38''
73 Henttala, Joonas Novo Nordisk + 56' 08''
74 Phinney, Taylor BMC + 57' 24''
75 Krasilnikau, Andrei Holowesko-Citadel + 57' 59''
76 De Vos, Adam Rally + 58' 00''
77 Maes, Nikolas Etixx-Quick Step + 58' 15''
78 Pate, Danny Rally + 59' 44''
79 Marangoni, Alan Cannondale + 59' 59''
80 Wynants, Maarten LottoNL-Jumbo + 1h 00' 44''
81 Bevin, Patrick Cannondale + 1h 01' 15''
82 Velits, Martin Etixx-Quick Step + 1h 02' 50''
83 Huffman, Evan Rally + 1h 04' 12''
84 Owen, Logan Axeon Hagens Berman + 1h 04' 37''
85 Štybar, Zdeněk Etixx-Quick Step + 1h 06' 04''
86 Petit, Adrien Direct Energie + 1h 07' 02''
87 Haller, Marco Katusha + 1h 08' 05''
88 Kiryienka, Vasil Sky + 1h 08' 09''
89 Barta, Will Axeon Hagens Berman + 1h 09' 06''
90 Irizar, Markel Trek-Segafredo + 1h 09' 32''
91 Lozano, David Novo Nordisk + 1h 10' 16''
92 Doull, Owain Team Wiggins + 1h 11' 11''
93 Sheehan, Michael Jelly Belly + 1h 12' 39''
94 Guarnieri, Jacopo Katusha + 1h 13' 22''
95 Bonifazio, Niccolo Trek-Segafredo + 1h 14' 19''
96 Fairly, Caleb Giant-Alpecin + 1h 15' 31''
97 Nauleau, Bryan Direct Energie + 1h 16' 06''
98 Winden, Dennis van LottoNL-Jumbo + 1h 17' 17''
99 Patten, Daniel Team Wiggins + 1h 17' 24''
100 Putt, Tanner United Healthcare + 1h 17' 29''
101 Groenewegen, Dylan LottoNL-Jumbo + 1h 19' 22''
102 Wolfe, Ben Jelly Belly + 1h 19' 29''
103 Wagner, Robert LottoNL-Jumbo + 1h 20' 06''
104 Blythe, Adam Tinkoff + 1h 20' 16''
105 Thompson, Michael Team Wiggins + 1h 21' 34''
106 Planet, Charles Novo Nordisk + 1h 21' 54''
107 Arredondo, Julian David Trek-Segafredo + 1h 22' 40''
108 Routley, Will Rally + 1h 22' 50''
109 Drücker, Jempy BMC + 1h 23' 09''
110 Curvers, Roy Giant-Alpecin + 1h 23' 16''
111 Sinkeldam, Ramon Giant-Alpecin + 1h 23' 19''
112 Tennant, Andy Team Wiggins + 1h 23' 48''
113 Peron, Andrea Novo Nordisk + 1h 24' 18''
114 Putt, Chris Jelly Belly + 1h 24' 35''
115 Naud, Pierrick Rally + 1h 26' 07''
116 Trusov, Nikolay Tinkoff + 1h 26' 37''
117 Clark, Oscar Holowesko-Citadel + 1h 27' 02''
118 Fenn, Andrew Sky + 1h 28' 27''
119 Isaychev, Vladimir Katusha + 1h 29' 09''
120 Gatto, Oscar Tinkoff + 1h 30' 07''
121 Wiggins, Bradley Team Wiggins + 1h 30' 37''
122 Verschoor, Martijn Novo Nordisk + 1h 30' 48''
123 Kelly, Jake Team Wiggins + 1h 31' 31''
124 Renshaw, Mark Dimension Data + 1h 31' 36''
125 Farrar, Tyler Dimension Data + 1h 31' 42''
126 Cavendish, Mark Dimension Data + 1h 31' 48''
127 Brammeier, Matt Dimension Data + 1h 32' 10''
128 Eisel, Bernhard Dimension Data + 1h 33' 37''
129 Williams, Chris Novo Nordisk + 1h 34' 32''
130 Murphy, John United Healthcare + 1h 34' 52''
131 Kolář, Michal Tinkoff + 1h 37' 46''
132 Latham, Christopher Team Wiggins + 1h 37' 55''
133 Baška, Erik Tinkoff + 1h 43' 17''

Stage 7 map:

Tour of California stage 7 map


Friday, May 20: Stage 6, Folsom 20.3 km (12.6 miles) individual time trial

Stage 6 map

Rohan Dennis

Stage winner Rohan Dennis

The Race: Here's stage winner Rohan Dennis' BMC team report

In a show of skill and experience, Rohan Dennis took victory in today’s individual time trial at the Amgen Tour of California an impressive 17 seconds ahead of the next placed rider, Andrew Talansky (Cannondale).

After his winning performance, the Australian national time trial champion now moves into second on the General Classification, 16 seconds behind Etixx-Quick-Step’s Julian Alaphilippe, who was able to hold to his race lead over the 20.3km course around Folsom.

There was further podium success for BMC Racing Team as Taylor Phinney, the early leader of the stage, finished third, 20 seconds behind teammate Dennis.

Brent Bookwalter was also in the mix today, finishing fifth and moving up to third on the General Classification, 38 seconds behind Alaphillppe. Following the stage, we spoke to Dennis about his time trial victory and this is what he had to say.

Winner’s Interview with Rohan Dennis:

Q: The look on your face as you crossed the finish showed you had giving it your all today. Can you describe how you felt in that moment?

A: “I was fairly confident as I crossed the line that I had set the quickest time for the rest of the race. I was in a fair bit of pain, the main thing I remember was that I had that taste of metallic in my mouth for the last four or five kilometers from the lactate so it was could to get a drink and wash that out.”

Q: The condition were by no means an easy today, how did you feel as you were riding?

A: “The wind was definitely getting stronger and stronger throughout the day which actually played into our favour a little bit with Alaphilippe because he is a smaller rider and would have been blown around a little bit more but in the end it didn’t make too much of a difference with the stage win, that was my goal for the day as well as trying to take time out. So, it was still a good day, even if we didn’t get the yellow jersey.”

Q: You won by a fairly significant margin today, what are your thoughts about that?

A: “I think that today was probably one of the best time trials that I have done so I am happy with that, really happy from the power profile. It was also a good indication that after six days that everything I have done leading up to now has working and I am on the right track especially after not a whole lot of racing. I am in a good place mentally with my form and I was pretty happy to come away with that win.”

Q: And now looking forward to tomorrow’s stage?

A: “Tomorrow is going to be a difficult one I think. A lot people have been saying watch out for Stage 7 as Santa Rosa is super hilly, it’s going to be possible the hardest stage. I struggle to believe that in some way as everyday has been hard and a few days have been super hard so it may just completely explode the peloton and that could actually open up possible chances total that yellow jersey.”

Sport director, Jackson Stewart said: “We’re pleased and not pleased after today. I mean we are very happy to win obviously but we really thought that we could bring the time a little bit closer than we did. We thought, in the best case scenario that we could ride into the jersey today and we got within 16 seconds of it. It’s hard to separate a GC goal with a stage win but, to win a stage is great for Rohan and great for us.”

Complete Results:

20.3 kilometers raced at an average speed of 50.192 km/hr

1 Rohan Dennis BMC 24min 16sec
2 Andrew Talansky Cannondale @ 17sec
3 Taylor Phinney BMC +20''
4 Søren Kragh Giant-Alpecin +33''
5 Brent Bookwalter BMC +43''
6 Vasil Kiryienka Sky +44''
7 Lawson Craddock Cannondale s.t.
8 Julian Alaphilippe Etixx-Quick Step +45''
9 Jurgen Van den Broeck Katusha +49''
10 Neilson Powless Axeon Hagens Berman +52''
11 Samuel Sánchez BMC +1' 01''
12 Geoffrey Curran Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
13 Robin Carpenter Holowesko-Citadel +1' 03''
14 Owain Doull Team Wiggins +1' 05''
15 Patrick Bevin Cannondale +1' 11''
16 Alexey Vermeulen LottoNL-Jumbo +1' 12''
17 Gianni Moscon Sky +1' 18''
18 Benjamin King Cannondale s.t.
19 Romain Sicard Direct Énergie +1' 19''
20 Laurens ten Dam Giant-Alpecin +1' 20''
21 Petr Vakoc Etixx-Quick Step +1' 21''
22 Tao Geoghegan Hart Axeon Hagens Berman +1' 27''
23 Peter Sagan Tinkoff s.t.
24 Greg Van Avermaet BMC s.t.
25 Haimar Zubeldia Trek-Segafredo +1' 28''
26 Markel Irizar Trek-Segafredo s.t.
27 Rob Britton Rally +1' 30''
28 Tiago Machado Katusha +1' 31''
29 Benjamin Wolfe Jelly Belly +1' 34''
30 Julien Bernard Trek-Segafredo +1' 37''
31 Andžs Flaksis Holowesko-Citadel +1' 40''
32 Danny van Poppel Sky +1' 41''
33 Andrei Krasilnikau Holowesko-Citadel +1' 44''
34 Krists Neilands Axeon Hagens Berman +1' 46''
35 Daniel Teklehaimanot Dimension Data +1' 48''
36 Maxime Bouet Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
37 Gregory Daniel Axeon Hagens Berman +1' 51''
38 George Bennett LottoNL-Jumbo +1' 53''
39 Michael Gogl Tinkoff +2' 00''
40 Taylor Shelden Jelly Belly +2' 03''
41 Daniel Eaton United Healthcare +2' 10''
42 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins +2' 12''
43 Tom Boonen Etixx-Quick Step +2' 16''
44 Michael Schär BMC +2' 18''
45 Fabrice Jeandesboz Direct Énergie +2' 21''
46 Javier Megías Novo Nordisk +2' 25''
47 Peter Stetina Trek-Segafredo s.t.
48 Danilo Wyss BMC +2' 26''
49 Ruben Guerreiro Axeon Hagens Berman +2' 28''
50 Angus Morton Jelly Belly +2' 29''
51 Jonathon Clarke United Healthcare +2' 31''
52 Toms Skujinš Cannondale s.t.
53 Travis McCabe Holowesko-Citadel +2' 34''
54 Niccolò Bonifazio Trek-Segafredo +2' 37''
55 Alan Marangoni Cannondale s.t.
56 Andrew Fenn Sky s.t.
57 Oscar Gatto Tinkoff +2' 38''
58 Nikolai Trussov Tinkoff s.t.
59 Jordan Cheyne Jelly Belly +2' 39''
60 Lars Petter Nordhaug Sky +2' 42''
61 Juraj Sagan Tinkoff s.t.
62 Xabier Zandio Sky +2' 46''
63 Adam Blythe Tinkoff +2' 49''
64 Jacques Van Rensburg Dimension Data +2' 50''
65 Logan Owen Axeon Hagens Berman +2' 55''
66 Jempy Drücker BMC +2' 57''
67 William Barta Axeon Hagens Berman +2' 58''
68 Nathan Haas Dimension Data s.t.
69 Zdenek Štybar Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
70 Robert Squire Holowesko-Citadel +3' 00''
71 Janez Brajkovic United Healthcare +3' 01''
72 Vladimir Isaichev Katusha +3' 02''
73 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo +3' 06''
74 Joonas Henttala Novo Nordisk +3' 08''
75 Michal Kolár Tinkoff +3' 09''
76 Charles Planet Novo Nordisk +3' 10''
77 Mark Christian Team Wiggins +3' 11''
78 Michael Mørkøv Katusha s.t.
79 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins +3' 19''
80 Christopher Jones United Healthcare +3' 20''
81 Maarten Wynants LottoNL-Jumbo +3' 23''
82 John Murphy United Healthcare s.t.
83 Jonathan Hornbeck Holowesko-Citadel +3' 24''
84 Danny Pate Rally +3' 26''
85 Emerson Oronte Rally +3' 29''
86 Sindre Lunke Giant-Alpecin +3' 31''
87 Adam De Vos Rally +3' 32''
88 Joe Lewis Holowesko-Citadel +3' 34''
89 Alexander Kristoff Katusha +3' 36''
90 Phil Gaimon Cannondale +3' 37''
91 John Degenkolb Giant-Alpecin +3' 40''
92 Bradley Team Wiggins Team Wiggins +3' 41''
93 Erik Baška Tinkoff +3' 42''
94 Maximiliano Richeze Etixx-Quick Step +3' 43''
95 Michael Sheehan Jelly Belly +3' 45''
96 Julián Arredondo Trek-Segafredo s.t.
97 Jesse Anthony Rally s.t.
98 Angelo Tulik Direct Énergie +3' 46''
99 Michael Thompson Team Wiggins s.t.
100 Marco Canola United Healthcare s.t.
101 Martin Velits Etixx-Quick Step +3' 47''
102 Christopher Williams Novo Nordisk +3' 50''
103 Jhonatan Restrepo Katusha +3' 51''
104 Timo Roosen LottoNL-Jumbo +3' 52''
105 Martijn Verschoor Novo Nordisk s.t.
106 David Lozano Novo Nordisk +3' 54''
107 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo +3' 55''
108 Antoine Duchesne Direct Énergie s.t.
109 Will Routley Rally +3' 59''
110 Marco Haller Katusha +4' 03''
111 Jacopo Guarnieri Katusha +4' 05''
112 Andrea Peron Novo Nordisk +4' 06''
113 Nikolas Maes Etixx-Quick Step +4' 07''
114 Jacob Rathe Jelly Belly +4' 08''
115 Mike Teunissen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
116 Bryan Coquard Direct Énergie +4' 09''
117 Robert Wagner LottoNL-Jumbo +4' 10''
118 Matt Brammeier Dimension Data +4' 21''
119 Daniel Jaramillo United Healthcare s.t.
120 Evan Huffman Rally s.t.
121 Pierrick Naud Rally +4' 25''
122 Adrien Petit Direct Énergie +4' 37''
123 Koen de Kort Giant-Alpecin +4' 39''
124 Christopher Latham Team Wiggins +4' 40''
125 Mark Renshaw Dimension Data s.t.
126 Mark Cavendish Dimension Data s.t.
127 Jake Kelly Team Wiggins +4' 43''
128 Tyler Farrar Dimension Data +4' 46''
129 Wouter Wippert Cannondale +4' 48''
130 Roy Curvers Giant-Alpecin +4' 49''
131 Caleb Fairly Giant-Alpecin +4' 59''
132 Oscar Clark Holowesko-Citadel +5' 00''
133 Bryan Nauleau Direct Énergie +5' 03''
134 Ramon Sinkeldam Giant-Alpecin +5' 11''
135 Bernhard Eisel Dimension Data +5' 20''
136 Dylan Groenewegen LottoNL-Jumbo +5' 22''
137 Dennis van Winden LottoNL-Jumbo +5' 29''
138 Tanner Putt United Healthcare +5' 30''
139 Christopher Put Jelly Belly +6' 47''

GC after Stage 6:

940.3 kilometers raced so far at an aveage speed of 38.459 km/hr

1 Julian Alaphilippe Etixx-Quick Step 24hr 26min 46sec
2 Rohan Dennis BMC @ 16sec
3 Brent Bookwalter BMC +38''
4 Andrew Talansky Cannondale +47''
5 Neilson Powless Axeon Hagens Berman +1' 08''
6 Lawson Craddock Cannondale +1' 17''
7 Samuel Sánchez BMC s.t.
8 Laurens ten Dam Giant-Alpecin +1' 24''
9 George Bennett LottoNL-Jumbo +1' 45''
10 Jurgen Van den Broeck Katusha +1' 48''
11 Rob Britton Rally +1' 57''
12 Haimar Zubeldia Trek-Segafredo +1' 58''
13 Peter Stetina Trek-Segafredo +2' 02''
14 Tao Geoghegan Hart Axeon Hagens Berman +2' 55''
15 Ruben Guerreiro Axeon Hagens Berman +3' 17''
16 Javier Megías Novo Nordisk +3' 19''
17 Robin Carpenter Holowesko-Citadel +4' 58''
18 Daniel Teklehaimanot Dimension Data +5' 06''
19 Jonathon Clarke United Healthcare +5' 20''
20 Maxime Bouet Etixx-Quick Step +5' 36''
21 Fabrice Jeandesboz Direct Énergie +5' 52''
22 Jonathan Hornbeck Holowesko-Citadel +5' 55''
23 Robert Squire Holowesko-Citadel +6' 00''
24 Janez Brajkovic United Healthcare +6' 41''
25 Julien Bernard Trek-Segafredo +6' 46''
26 Alexey Vermeulen LottoNL-Jumbo +7' 33''
27 Sindre Lunke Giant-Alpecin +8' 36''
28 Jhonatan Restrepo Katusha +9' 05''
29 Angus Morton Jelly Belly +9' 15''
30 Danilo Wyss BMC +10' 23''
31 Christopher Jones United Healthcare +10' 30''
32 Daniel Jaramillo United Healthcare +11' 00''
33 Greg Van Avermaet BMC +11' 22''
34 Tiago Machado Katusha +11' 44''
35 Phil Gaimon Cannondale +12' 09''
36 Travis McCabe Holowesko-Citadel +13' 26''
37 Jacques Van Rensburg Dimension Data +14' 28''
38 Lars Petter Nordhaug Sky +15' 45''
39 Gregory Daniel Axeon Hagens Berman +16' 51''
40 Romain Sicard Direct Énergie +16' 53''
41 Petr Vakoc Etixx-Quick Step +17' 37''
42 Jordan Cheyne Jelly Belly +17' 55''
43 Danny van Poppel Sky +18' 25''
44 Mark Christian Team Wiggins +19' 20''
45 Michael Gogl Tinkoff +19' 31''
46 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo +19' 34''
47 Koen de Kort Giant-Alpecin +19' 35''
48 Geoffrey Curran Axeon Hagens Berman +19' 50''
49 Daniel Eaton United Healthcare +19' 56''
50 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo +20' 23''
51 Angelo Tulik Direct Énergie +21' 23''
52 Benjamin King Cannondale +21' 42''
53 Nathan Haas Dimension Data +21' 47''
54 Michael Schär BMC +21' 56''
55 Peter Sagan Tinkoff +22' 39''
56 Søren Kragh Giant-Alpecin +22' 58''
57 Taylor Shelden Jelly Belly +22' 59''
58 Mike Teunissen LottoNL-Jumbo +23' 17''
59 Gianni Moscon Sky +23' 44''
60 Xabier Zandio Sky +24' 31''
61 Jacob Rathe Jelly Belly +25' 18''
62 Andžs Flaksis Holowesko-Citadel +25' 39''
63 Emerson Oronte Rally +25' 44''
64 Krists Neilands Axeon Hagens Berman +25' 49''
65 Marco Canola United Healthcare +26' 02''
66 Maximiliano Richeze Etixx-Quick Step +26' 18''
67 Tom Boonen Etixx-Quick Step +26' 55''
68 Juraj Sagan Tinkoff +26' 56''
69 Toms Skujinš Cannondale +27' 15''
70 Timo Roosen LottoNL-Jumbo +28' 37''
71 Antoine Duchesne Direct Énergie +29' 22''
72 Joonas Henttala Novo Nordisk +30' 26''
73 Taylor Phinney BMC +31' 42''
74 Andrei Krasilnikau Holowesko-Citadel +32' 17''
75 Adam De Vos Rally +32' 18''
76 Nikolas Maes Etixx-Quick Step +32' 33''
77 John Degenkolb Giant-Alpecin +33' 52''
78 Danny Pate Rally +34' 02''
79 Maarten Wynants LottoNL-Jumbo +35' 02''
80 Patrick Bevin Cannondale +35' 33''
81 Michael Mørkøv Katusha +36' 39''
82 Martin Velits Etixx-Quick Step +37' 08''
83 Evan Huffman Rally +38' 30''
84 Logan Owen Axeon Hagens Berman +38' 55''
85 Zdenek Štybar Etixx-Quick Step +40' 22''
86 Adrien Petit Direct Énergie +41' 20''
87 Marco Haller Katusha +42' 23''
88 Vasil Kiryienka Sky +42' 27''
89 William Barta Axeon Hagens Berman +43' 24''
90 Markel Irizar Trek-Segafredo +43' 50''
91 David Lozano Novo Nordisk +44' 34''
92 Owain Doull Team Wiggins +45' 29''
93 Alexander Kristoff Katusha +46' 40''
94 Michael Sheehan Jelly Belly +46' 57''
95 Jacopo Guarnieri Katusha +47' 40''
96 Niccolò Bonifazio Trek-Segafredo +48' 37''
97 Bryan Coquard Direct Énergie +48' 54''
98 Caleb Fairly Giant-Alpecin +49' 49''
99 Bryan Nauleau Direct Énergie +50' 24''
100 Dennis van Winden LottoNL-Jumbo +51' 35''
101 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins +51' 42''
102 Tanner Putt United Healthcare +51' 47''
103 Dylan Groenewegen LottoNL-Jumbo +53' 40''
104 Benjamin Wolfe Jelly Belly +53' 47''
105 Robert Wagner LottoNL-Jumbo +54' 24''
106 Adam Blythe Tinkoff +54' 34''
107 Michael Thompson Team Wiggins +55' 52''
108 Charles Planet Novo Nordisk +56' 12''
109 Julián Arredondo Trek-Segafredo +56' 58''
110 Will Routley Rally +57' 08''
111 Jempy Drücker BMC +57' 27''
112 Roy Curvers Giant-Alpecin +57' 34''
113 Ramon Sinkeldam Giant-Alpecin +57' 37''
114 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins +58' 06''
115 Andrea Peron Novo Nordisk +58' 36''
116 Christopher Putt Jelly Belly +58' 53''
117 Alan Marangoni Cannondale +59' 59''
118 Pierrick Naud Rally +1h 00' 25''
119 Nikolai Trussov Tinkoff +1h 00' 55''
120 Jesse Anthony Rally +1h 01' 16''
121 Oscar Clark Holowesko-Citadel +1h 01' 20''
122 Andrew Fenn Sky +1h 02' 45''
123 Vladimir Isaichev Katusha +1h 03' 27''
124 Oscar Gatto Tinkoff +1h 04' 25''
125 Joe Lewis Holowesko-Citadel +1h 04' 48''
126 Bradley Team Wiggins Team Wiggins +1h 04' 55''
127 Martijn Verschoor Novo Nordisk +1h 05' 06''
128 Jake Kelly Team Wiggins +1h 05' 49''
129 Mark Renshaw Dimension Data +1h 05' 54''
130 Wouter Wippert Cannondale +1h 05' 59''
131 Tyler Farrar Dimension Data +1h 06' 00''
132 Mark Cavendish Dimension Data +1h 06' 06''
133 Matt Brammeier Dimension Data +1h 06' 28''
134 Bernhard Eisel Dimension Data +1h 07' 55''
135 Christopher Williams Novo Nordisk +1h 08' 50''
136 John Murphy United Healthcare +1h 09' 10''
137 Michal Kolár Tinkoff +1h 12' 04''
138 Christopher Latham Team Wiggins +1h 12' 13''
139 Erik Baška Tinkoff +1h 17' 35''

Stage 6 map

Stage 6 map

Tour of California stage 6 map


Thursday, May 19: Stage 5, Lodi - South Lake Tahoe, 212 km (132.4 miles)

Stage 5 map

Tom Skujins

Tom Skujins wins Tour of California stage 5

The Race: Here's the report from race leader Julian Alaphilippe's Etixx-Quick Step team

212 kilometers from Lodi to South Lake Tahoe and four categorized climbs on the menu made up for another tough, aggressive and hard to control stage at the US race, so it came as no surprise when a massive breakaway got clear and opened a lead of five minutes. Among the 18 riders at the front were also two of Etixx – Quick-Step, Maxime Bouet and Nikolas Maes, the Frenchman – who won the day's first intermediate sprint – being at one point virtual leader in the overall standings.

Not many teams were willing to chase behind that escape, only BMC and Trek-Segafredo working to reduce the gap in the second part of what was the final mountain stage of this edition. The difficult terrain and countless attacks at the front eventually led to three riders taking off and going all the way to the finish – Xabier Zandio (Team Sky), Adam De Vos (Rally Cycling) and Toms Skujins (Cannondale) – the latter proving out to be the most explosive on the last 200 meters and notching the win.

The pack, led by Julian Alaphilippe, came to the line 43 seconds later, the 23-year-old Frenchman finishing seventh and holding onto the yellow jersey with just three days left to go at the 11th edition of the Tour of California. On the eve of the 20-km long individual time trial in Folsom, Julian – who claimed the victory on the queen-stage of the race – is 22 seconds clear of Peter Stetina (Trek-Segafredo), with George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo) rounding out the podium, a further 15 seconds behind.

Alaphilippe, who's riding the US event for the second season in a row, talked at the press conference about the stage and his expections for the next day: "Our tactic was to send two guys at the front, and that worked perfect for us, as we didn't have to pull in the peloton. The stage was tough and the hot temperatures meant that everyone suffered today. On the last climb, I watched my rivals closely, as I didn't want to lose any time. Tomorrow, an ITT will be in store and everyone knows that it's not my speciality, but I'll give it my all and continue to enjoy this beautiful yellow jersey."

Complete Results:

212 kilometers raced at an average speed of 35.856 km/hr

1 Toms Skujins Cannondale 5hr 54min 45sec
2 Adam De Vos Rally s.t.
3 Xabier Zandio Sky @ 8sec
4 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo +28''
5 Jhonatan Restrepo Katusha +43''
6 Robert Squire Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
7 Julian Alaphilippe Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
8 Travis McCabe Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
9 Rohan Dennis BMC s.t.
10 Lawson Craddock Cannondale s.t.
11 Brent Bookwalter BMC s.t.
12 Peter Stetina Trek-Segafredo s.t.
13 Samuel Sánchez BMC s.t.
14 George Bennett LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
15 Ruben Guerreiro Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
16 Tao Geoghegan Hart Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
17 Andrew Talansky Cannondale s.t.
18 Rob Britton Rally s.t.
19 Laurens ten Dam Giant-Alpecin s.t.
20 Haimar Zubeldia Trek-Segafredo s.t.
21 Jurgen Van den Broeck Katusha s.t.
22 Javier Megías Novo Nordisk +43''
23 Romain Sicard Direct Énergie +49''
24 Mark Christian Team Wiggins +53''
25 Lars Petter Nordhaug Sky +56''
26 Julien Bernard Trek-Segafredo s.t.
27 Peter Sagan Tinkoff s.t.
28 Maxime Bouet Etixx-Quick Step +1' 00''
29 Michael Gogl Tinkoff +1' 01''
30 Sindre Lunke Giant-Alpecin s.t.
31 Daniel Teklehaimanot Dimension Data s.t.
32 Marco Canola United Healthcare s.t.
33 Jordan Cheyne Jelly Belly s.t.
34 Neilson Powless Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
35 Jacopo Guarnieri Katusha +1' 04''
36 Robin Carpenter Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
37 Christopher Jones United Healthcare +1' 11''
38 Fabrice Jeandesboz Direct Énergie +1' 16''
39 Daniel Eaton United Healthcare +1' 17''
40 Jacob Rathe Jelly Belly +1' 19''
41 Angus Morton Jelly Belly s.t.
42 Jonathan Hornbeck Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
43 Janez Brajkovic United Healthcare +1' 28''
44 Danilo Wyss BMC +1' 30''
45 Greg Van Avermaet BMC +1' 38''
46 Danny van Poppel Sky s.t.
47 Jonathon Clarke United Healthcare s.t.
48 Alexey Vermeulen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
49 Mike Teunissen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
50 Bryan Nauleau Direct Énergie s.t.
51 Tiago Machado Katusha s.t.
52 Gianni Moscon Sky +1' 46''
53 Patrick Bevin Cannondale +1' 59''
54 Phil Gaimon Cannondale s.t.
55 Joonas Henttala Novo Nordisk s.t.
56 Jacques Van Rensburg Dimension Data +2' 08''
57 Ryan Anderson Direct Énergie s.t.
58 Angelo Tulik Direct Énergie s.t.
59 Nikolas Maes Etixx-Quick Step +2' 14''
60 Daniel Jaramillo United Healthcare s.t.
61 Petr Vakoc Etixx-Quick Step +2' 19''
62 Maximiliano Richeze Etixx-Quick Step +2' 26''
63 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo +2' 28''
64 Andrei Krasilnikau Holowesko-Citadel +2' 32''
65 Taylor Shelden Jelly Belly s.t.
66 Caleb Fairly Giant-Alpecin +2' 41''
67 Gregory Daniel Axeon Hagens Berman +2' 52''
68 Emerson Oronte Rally s.t.
69 Michael Schär BMC +3' 08''
70 Koen de Kort Giant-Alpecin s.t.
71 Evan Huffman Rally +3' 09''
72 Tom Boonen Etixx-Quick Step +3' 29''
73 Marco Haller Katusha s.t.
74 Martin Velits Etixx-Quick Step +3' 32''
75 Juraj Sagan Tinkoff s.t.
76 Vasil Kiryienka Sky +3' 42''
77 Danny Pate Rally +4' 22''
78 Krists Neilands Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
79 Geoffrey Curran Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
80 Zdenek Štybar Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
81 John Degenkolb Giant-Alpecin s.t.
82 Taylor Phinney BMC s.t.
83 Andžs Flaksis Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
84 Oscar Gatto Tinkoff +4' 39''
85 Søren Kragh Giant-Alpecin +4' 46''
86 Benjamin King Cannondale +4' 49''
87 Owain Doull Team Wiggins +5' 14''
88 Adam Blythe Tinkoff s.t.
89 Ramon Sinkeldam Giant-Alpecin +13' 29''
90 Benjamin Wolfe Jelly Belly s.t.
91 Michael Mørkøv Katusha s.t.
92 David Lozano Novo Nordisk s.t.
93 Markel Irizar Trek-Segafredo s.t.
94 Alexander Kristoff Katusha s.t.
95 Dylan Groenewegen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
96 Robert Wagner LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
97 Jempy Drücker BMC s.t.
98 Adrien Petit Direct Énergie s.t.
99 Christopher Putt Jelly Belly s.t.
100 Tyler Farrar Dimension Data s.t.
101 Andrea Peron Novo Nordisk s.t.
102 Alan Marangoni Cannondale s.t.
103 Julián Arredondo Trek-Segafredo s.t.
104 Roy Curvers Giant-Alpecin s.t.
105 Logan Owen Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
106 Mark Renshaw Dimension Data s.t.
107 William Barta Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
108 Bryan Coquard Direct Énergie s.t.
109 Nikolai Trussov Tinkoff s.t.
110 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins s.t.
111 Joe Lewis Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
112 Tanner Putt United Healthcare s.t.
113 Antoine Duchesne Direct Énergie s.t.
114 Maarten Wynants LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
115 Dennis van Winden LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
116 Pierrick Naud Rally s.t.
117 Andrew Fenn Sky s.t.
118 Timo Roosen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
119 Michael Sheehan Jelly Belly s.t.
120 Martijn Verschoor Novo Nordisk s.t.
121 Bradley Team Wiggins Team Wiggins s.t.
122 Michael Thompson Team Wiggins s.t.
123 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins s.t.
124 Niccolò Bonifazio Trek-Segafredo s.t.
125 Matt Brammeier Dimension Data s.t.
126 Will Routley Rally s.t.
127 Nathan Haas Dimension Data +15' 20''
128 Bernhard Eisel Dimension Data +17' 15''
129 Christopher Williams Novo Nordisk s.t.
130 Mark Cavendish Dimension Data s.t.
131 Vladimir Isaichev Katusha s.t.
132 Jesse Anthony Rally s.t.
133 Charles Planet Novo Nordisk s.t.
134 Christopher Latham Team Wiggins s.t.
135 Jake Kelly Team Wiggins s.t.
136 Wouter Wippert Cannondale +17' 40''
137 Oscar Clark Holowesko-Citadel +18' 00''
138 John Murphy United Healthcare +18' 02''
139 Erik Baška Tinkoff +18' 21''
140 Michal Kolár Tinkoff s.t.

GC after Stage 5:

920 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 38.821 km/hr

1 Julian Alaphilippe Etixx-Quick Step 24hr 1min 45sec
2 Peter Stetina Trek-Segafredo @ 22sec
3 George Bennett LottoNL-Jumbo +37''
4 Brent Bookwalter BMC +40''
5 Laurens ten Dam Giant-Alpecin +49''
6 Neilson Powless Axeon Hagens Berman +1' 01''
7 Rohan Dennis BMC s.t.
8 Samuel Sánchez BMC s.t.
9 Rob Britton Rally +1' 12''
10 Haimar Zubeldia Trek-Segafredo +1' 15''
11 Andrew Talansky Cannondale s.t.
12 Lawson Craddock Cannondale +1' 18''
13 Ruben Guerreiro Axeon Hagens Berman +1' 34''
14 Javier Megías Novo Nordisk +1' 39''
15 Jurgen Van den Broeck Katusha +1' 44''
16 Tao Geoghegan Hart Axeon Hagens Berman +2' 13''
17 Jonathan Hornbeck Holowesko-Citadel +3' 16''
18 Jonathon Clarke United Healthcare +3' 34''
19 Robert Squire Holowesko-Citadel +3' 45''
20 Daniel Teklehaimanot Dimension Data +4' 03''
21 Fabrice Jeandesboz Direct Énergie +4' 16''
22 Janez Brajkovic United Healthcare +4' 25''
23 Maxime Bouet Etixx-Quick Step +4' 33''
24 Robin Carpenter Holowesko-Citadel +4' 40''
25 Sindre Lunke Giant-Alpecin +5' 50''
26 Julien Bernard Trek-Segafredo +5' 54''
27 Jhonatan Restrepo Katusha +5' 59''
28 Alexey Vermeulen LottoNL-Jumbo +7' 06''
29 Daniel Jaramillo United Healthcare +7' 24''
30 Angus Morton Jelly Belly +7' 31''
31 Christopher Jones United Healthcare +7' 55''
32 Danilo Wyss BMC +8' 42''
33 Phil Gaimon Cannondale +9' 17''
34 Greg Van Avermaet BMC +10' 40''
35 Tiago Machado Katusha +10' 58''
36 Travis McCabe Holowesko-Citadel +11' 37''
37 Jacques Van Rensburg Dimension Data +12' 23''
38 Lars Petter Nordhaug Sky +13' 48''
39 Koen de Kort Giant-Alpecin +15' 41''
40 Gregory Daniel Axeon Hagens Berman +15' 45''
41 Jordan Cheyne Jelly Belly +16' 01''
42 Romain Sicard Direct Énergie +16' 19''
43 Mark Christian Team Wiggins +16' 54''
44 Petr Vakoc Etixx-Quick Step +17' 01''
45 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo +17' 13''
46 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
47 Danny van Poppel Sky +17' 29''
48 Michael Gogl Tinkoff +18' 16''
49 Angelo Tulik Direct Énergie +18' 22''
50 Daniel Eaton United Healthcare +18' 31''
51 Nathan Haas Dimension Data +19' 34''
52 Geoffrey Curran Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
53 Mike Teunissen LottoNL-Jumbo +19' 54''
54 Michael Schär BMC +20' 23''
55 Benjamin King Cannondale +21' 09''
56 Taylor Shelden Jelly Belly +21' 41''
57 Jacob Rathe Jelly Belly +21' 55''
58 Peter Sagan Tinkoff +21' 57''
59 Xabier Zandio Sky +22' 30''
60 Emerson Oronte Rally +23' 00''
61 Marco Canola United Healthcare +23' 01''
62 Søren Kragh Giant-Alpecin +23' 10''
63 Gianni Moscon Sky +23' 11''
64 Maximiliano Richeze Etixx-Quick Step +23' 20''
65 Andžs Flaksis Holowesko-Citadel +24' 44''
66 Krists Neilands Axeon Hagens Berman +24' 48''
67 Juraj Sagan Tinkoff +24' 59''
68 Tom Boonen Etixx-Quick Step +25' 24''
69 Toms Skujinš Cannondale +25' 29''
70 Timo Roosen LottoNL-Jumbo +25' 30''
71 Antoine Duchesne Direct Énergie +26' 12''
72 Joonas Henttala Novo Nordisk +28' 03''
73 Nikolas Maes Etixx-Quick Step +29' 11''
74 Adam De Vos Rally +29' 31''
75 John Degenkolb Giant-Alpecin +30' 57''
76 Andrei Krasilnikau Holowesko-Citadel +31' 18''
77 Danny Pate Rally +31' 21''
78 Taylor Phinney BMC +32' 07''
79 Maarten Wynants LottoNL-Jumbo +32' 24''
80 Martin Velits Etixx-Quick Step +34' 06''
81 Michael Mørkøv Katusha +34' 13''
82 Evan Huffman Rally +34' 54''
83 Patrick Bevin Cannondale +35' 07''
84 Ryan Anderson Direct Énergie +36' 31''
85 Logan Owen Axeon Hagens Berman +36' 45''
86 Adrien Petit Direct Énergie +37' 28''
87 Zdenek Štybar Etixx-Quick Step +38' 09''
88 Marco Haller Katusha +39' 05''
89 William Barta Axeon Hagens Berman +41' 11''
90 David Lozano Novo Nordisk +41' 25''
91 Vasil Kiryienka Sky +42' 28''
92 Markel Irizar Trek-Segafredo +43' 07''
93 Alexander Kristoff Katusha +43' 49''
94 Michael Sheehan Jelly Belly +43' 57''
95 Jacopo Guarnieri Katusha +44' 20''
96 Owain Doull Team Wiggins +45' 09''
97 Bryan Coquard Direct Énergie +45' 30''
98 Caleb Fairly Giant-Alpecin +45' 35''
99 Bryan Nauleau Direct Énergie +46' 06''
100 Niccolò Bonifazio Trek-Segafredo +46' 45''
101 Dennis van Winden LottoNL-Jumbo +46' 51''
102 Tanner Putt United Healthcare +47' 02''
103 Dylan Groenewegen LottoNL-Jumbo +49' 03''
104 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins +49' 08''
105 Robert Wagner LottoNL-Jumbo +50' 59''
106 Adam Blythe Tinkoff +52' 30''
107 Christopher Putt Jelly Belly +52' 51''
108 Michael Thompson Team Wiggins s.t.
109 Benjamin Wolfe Jelly Belly +52' 58''
110 Ramon Sinkeldam Giant-Alpecin +53' 11''
111 Roy Curvers Giant-Alpecin +53' 30''
112 Charles Planet Novo Nordisk +53' 47''
113 Will Routley Rally +53' 54''
114 Julián Arredondo Trek-Segafredo +53' 58''
115 Andrea Peron Novo Nordisk +55' 15''
116 Jempy Drücker BMC +55' 15''
117 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins +56' 39''
118 Pierrick Naud Rally +56' 45''
119 Oscar Clark Holowesko-Citadel +57' 05''
120 Alan Marangoni Cannondale +58' 07''
121 Jesse Anthony Rally +58' 16''
122 Nikolai Trussov Tinkoff +59' 02''
123 Andrew Fenn Sky +1h 00' 53''
124 Vladimir Isaichev Katusha +1h 01' 10''
125 Jake Kelly Team Wiggins +1h 01' 51''
126 Wouter Wippert Cannondale +1h 01' 56''
127 Martijn Verschoor Novo Nordisk +1h 01' 59''
128 Mark Renshaw Dimension Data s.t.
129 Tyler Farrar Dimension Data s.t.
130 Joe Lewis Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
131 Bradley Team Wiggins Team Wiggins s.t.
132 Mark Cavendish Dimension Data +1h 02' 03''
133 Oscar Gatto Tinkoff +1h 02' 32''
134 Matt Brammeier Dimension Data +1h 02' 52''
135 Bernhard Eisel Dimension Data +1h 03' 20''
136 Christopher Williams Novo Nordisk +1h 05' 45''
137 John Murphy United Healthcare +1h 06' 32''
138 Christopher Latham Team Wiggins +1h 08' 18''
139 Michal Kolár Tinkoff +1h 09' 40''
140 Erik Baška Tinkoff +1h 14' 38''

Stage 5 map:

Stage 6 map


Wednesday, May 18: Stage 4, Morro Bay - Monterey (Laguna Seca), 217 km (133.6 miles)

Stage 4 map

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan (green jersey) gets another race win

The Race: Here's the report from stage winner Peter Sagan's Tinkoff team.

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 on stage 4. 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.

Tinkoff’s intentions were clear throughout the stage with a strong presence on the front chasing down the day’s breakaway before Peter emerged at the head of the race on the day’s final difficulty, the Mazda Raceway Summit, climbing 1.1km at an average of 10.3% and gradients of up to 18%. He helped to make sure nothing got clear before taking another convincing sprint win from the small group left at the front of the race.

Sport Director Patxi Vila was proud of the work that the team put in today, and full of praise for all the riders. “It’s a really nice win after the effort the guys put in. The team was fantastic – we didn’t get any help in chasing and it was a long, long stage but they were 300% committed to the task.

“Even though we knew the final would be hard for Peter, when you have a leader like him then everybody pulls together and gives that extra bit to make it work.”

The fourth stage came the day after the toughest of the race, but there was no rest for the riders with the longest stage of the week at 217km. To make things harder the peloton wasn’t in the mood to let the early breakaway attempts go clear and despite a number of strong moves, after 50km the group was still all together.

Ten kilometres later and a break had finally prised itself clear, with seven riders building an advantage of over four minutes by the day’s feedzone at 95.5km, having crossed the day’s first two categorised climbs. The stage rolled its way north along the Pacific coastway with little flat on offer but it wasn’t until the final 15km that the real test lay.

After the break pulled clear, the fluo Tinkoff jerseys were present at the front applying pressure to keep the break in check and helping to reduce the gap to the leaders. Working together they brought the difference down to 2’00” with 20km to go, and this continued to fall as the two final climbs approached.

Vila explained the situation: “The race was full gas from the off and when the break went we knew it would be a tough task to keep the gap down. We ideally wanted a break of five maximum, but when there were seven it became harder so we started to pull early on. At the end they accelerated well and held their gap for a while but the boys did a great job and then at the end Peter was super cool and finished it off.”

On the penultimate ascent, Laureles Grade Summit climbing for 5.5km at 5.7% average, the break split up leaving just one rider out front and this also saw the advantage tumble to just a handful of seconds over the top. After the fast descent came the final uphill, and the steep slopes put an end to the last breakaway rider’s hopes as a select front group passed him and fought their way up the short but very steep ascent.

Peter was always present in the first few places up the climb, showing that the steep gradients were within him, and proving the strength he has not only in the sprints but also on the Flandrian type climbs. Over the top the group was together and a group sprint was set. Coming around the final corner, Peter sat in second wheel and as the final effort opened up the result was only going one way.

“After today’s effort the guys will feel it on tomorrow’s tough stage and it will probably be a day of survival for most,” explained Vila. “There’s a lot of climbing to come up to Lake Tahoe and it will be a hard day.”

Tomorrow’s fifth stage will take the riders up to over 2,600m altitude on a very tough stage that climbs for what will feel like the majority of the day. The 212km parcours takes in two second category climbs before a final third category ascent to the finish line in South Lake Tahoe.

Complete Results:

217 kilometers raced at an average speed of 41.131 km/hr

1 Peter Sagan Tinkoff 5hr 16min 33sec
2 Greg Van Avermaet BMC s.t.
3 Nathan Haas Dimension Data s.t.
4 Brent Bookwalter BMC s.t.
5 Tao Geoghegan Hart Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
6 Neilson Powless Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
7 Rohan Dennis BMC s.t.
8 Jurgen Van den Broeck Katusha s.t.
9 Rob Britton Rally s.t.
10 Julian Alaphilippe Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
11 Peter Stetina Trek-Segafredo s.t.
12 Samuel Sánchez BMC s.t.
13 Andrew Talansky Cannondale +3''
14 Gianni Moscon Sky s.t.
15 Ruben Guerreiro Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
16 Lawson Craddock Cannondale s.t.
17 Javier Megías Novo Nordisk s.t.
18 George Bennett LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
19 Haimar Zubeldia Trek-Segafredo s.t.
20 Laurens ten Dam Giant-Alpecin s.t.
21 Jhonatan Restrepo Katusha s.t.
22 Daniel Jaramillo United Healthcare +12''
23 Travis McCabe Holowesko Citadel +38''
24 Marco Canola United Healthcare s.t.
25 Danny van Poppel Sky s.t.
26 Daniel Teklehaimanot Dimension Data s.t.
27 Robin Carpenter Holowesko Citadel s.t.
28 Antoine Duchesne Direct Énergie s.t.
29 Robert Squire Holowesko Citadel s.t.
30 Søren Kragh Giant-Alpecin s.t.
31 Jonathan Hornbec Holowesko Citadel +1' 04''
32 Jonathon Clarke United Healthcare +1' 06''
33 Sindre Lunke Giant-Alpecin s.t.
34 Janez Brajkovic United Healthcare s.t.
35 Jacob Rathe Jelly Belly s.t.
36 Fabrice Jeandesboz Direct Énergie s.t.
37 Alexey Vermeulen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
38 Tiago Machado Katusha s.t.
39 Xabier Zandio Sky s.t.
40 Julien Bernard Trek-Segafredo +1' 14''
41 Angus Morton Jelly Belly s.t.
42 Maxime Bouet Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
43 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo +1' 25''
44 Christopher Jones United Healthcare s.t.
45 Phil Gaimon Cannondale s.t.
46 Petr Vakoc Etixx-Quick Step +2' 37''
47 Timo Roosen LottoNL-Jumbo +2' 53''
48 Ryan Anderson Direct Énergie s.t.
49 Vasil Kiryienka Sky +3' 08''
50 Michael Mørkøv Katusha +3' 09''
51 Koen de Kort Giant-Alpecin +3' 25''
52 Alex Peters Sky s.t.
53 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo s.t.
54 Danilo Wyss BMC +3' 28''
55 Gregory Daniel Axeon Hagens Berman +3' 49''
56 Maximiliano Richeze Etixx-Quick Step +4' 43''
57 Geoffrey Curran Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
58 Adrien Petit Direct Énergie +5' 49''
59 Angelo Tulik Direct Énergie s.t.
60 Joonas Henttala Novo Nordisk s.t.
61 Logan Owen Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
62 Daniel Eaton United Healthcare s.t.
63 Dennis van Winden LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
64 Juraj Sagan Tinkoff +8' 07''
65 Michael Gogl Tinkoff s.t.
66 Bernhard Eisel Dimension Data s.t.
67 Michael Schär BMC s.t.
68 David Lozano Novo Nordisk s.t.
69 Mark Cavendish Dimension Data s.t.
70 Mike Teunissen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
71 Maarten Wynants LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
72 Jacques Van Rensburg Dimension Data s.t.
73 Will Routley Rally s.t.
74 Toms Skujinš Cannondale s.t.
75 Emerson Oronte Rally +8' 19''
76 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins s.t.
77 Julián Arredondo Trek-Segafredo s.t.
78 Romain Sicard Direct Énergie +8' 22''
79 John Degenkolb Giant-Alpecin +9' 00''
80 Alexander Kristoff Katusha +9' 02''
81 Lars Petter Nordhaug Sky +9' 08''
82 Andžs Flaksis Holowesko Citadel +9' 43''
83 Taylor Shelden Jelly Belly +10' 01''
84 Lachlan Morton Jelly Belly +10' 02''
85 Jordan Cheyne Jelly Belly s.t.
86 Martin Velits Etixx-Quick Step +10' 17''
87 Taylor Phinney BMC s.t.
88 Caleb Fairly Giant-Alpecin s.t.
89 Adam De Vos Rally s.t.
90 Markel Irizar Trek-Segafredo s.t.
91 William Barta Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
92 Krists Neilands Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
93 Dylan Groenewegen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
94 Michael Sheehan Jelly Belly s.t.
95 Tanner Putt United Healthcare +10' 39''
96 Evan Huffman Rally s.t.
97 Bryan Coquard Direct Énergie s.t.
98 Nikolai Trussov Tinkoff +11' 46''
99 Vladimir Isaichev Katusha s.t.
100 Owain Doull Team Wiggins s.t.
101 Christopher Latham Team Wiggins s.t.
102 Benjamin King Cannondale s.t.
103 Patrick Bevin Cannondale s.t.
104 Ramon Sinkeldam Giant-Alpecin s.t.
105 Andrea Peron Novo Nordisk s.t.
106 Christopher Williams Novo Nordisk s.t.
107 Alan Marangoni Cannondale s.t.
108 Charles Planet Novo Nordisk s.t.
109 Martijn Verschoor Novo Nordisk s.t.
110 Stephen Clancy Novo Nordisk s.t.
111 Jake Kelly Team Wiggins s.t.
112 Robert Wagner LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
113 Bryan Nauleau Direct Énergie s.t.
114 Mark Christian Team Wiggins s.t.
115 Nikolas Maes Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
116 Roy Curvers Giant-Alpecin s.t.
117 Tyler Farrar Dimension Data s.t.
118 Tom Boonen Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
119 Adam Blythe Tinkoff s.t.
120 Bradley Team Wiggins Team Wiggins s.t.
121 Jempy Drücker BMC s.t.
122 Zdenek Štybar Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
123 Michal Kolár Tinkoff s.t.
124 Marco Haller Katusha s.t.
125 Matt Brammeier Dimension Data s.t.
126 Mark Renshaw Dimension Data s.t.
127 Michael Thompson Team Wiggins s.t.
128 Jacopo Guarnieri Katusha s.t.
129 Andrew Fenn Sky s.t.
130 Andrei Krasilnikau Holowesko Citadel s.t.
131 Joe Lewis Holowesko Citadel s.t.
132 John Murphy United Healthcare s.t.
133 Christopher Putt Jelly Belly s.t.
134 Danny Pate Rally s.t.
135 Benjamin Wolfe Jelly Belly s.t.
136 Pierrick Naud Rally s.t.
137 Wouter Wippert Cannondale s.t.
138 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins s.t.
139 Niccolò Bonifazio Trek-Segafredo +11' 54''
140 Oscar Clark Holowesko Citadel +15' 37''
141 Jesse Anthony Rally +15' 40''
142 Erik Baška Tinkoff +16' 45''
143 Oscar Gatto Tinkoff s.t.

GC after Stage 4:

708 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 39.098 km/hr

1 Julian Alaphilippe Etixx-Quick Step 18hr 6min 17sec
2 Peter Stetina Trek-Segafredo @ 22sec
3 George Bennett LottoNL-Jumbo +37''
4 Brent Bookwalter BMC +40''
5 Neilson Powless Axeon Hagens Berman +43''
6 Laurens ten Dam Giant-Alpecin +49''
7 Rohan Dennis BMC +1' 01''
8 Samuel Sánchez BMC s.t.
9 Rob Britton Rally +1' 12''
10 Haimar Zubeldia Trek-Segafredo +1' 15''
11 Andrew Talansky Cannondale s.t.
12 Lawson Craddock Cannondale +1' 18''
13 Ruben Guerreiro Axeon Hagens Berman +1' 34''
14 Javier Megías Novo Nordisk +1' 39''
15 Jurgen Van den Broeck Katusha +1' 44''
16 Tao Geoghegan Hart Axeon Hagens Berman +2' 13''
17 Jonathon Clarke United Healthcare +2' 39''
18 Jonathan Hornbeck Holowesko Citadel +2' 40''
19 Janez Brajkovic United Healthcare +3' 40''
20 Fabrice Jeandesboz Direct Énergie +3' 43''
21 Daniel Teklehaimanot Dimension Data +3' 45''
22 Robert Squire Holowesko Citadel +3' 45''
23 Robin Carpenter Holowesko Citadel +4' 19''
24 Maxime Bouet Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
25 Nathan Haas Dimension Data +4' 57''
26 Sindre Lunke Giant-Alpecin +5' 32''
27 Julien Bernard Trek-Segafredo +5' 41''
28 Daniel Jaramillo United Healthcare +5' 53''
29 Jhonatan Restrepo Katusha +5' 59''
30 Alexey Vermeulen LottoNL-Jumbo +6' 11''
31 Angus Morton Jelly Belly +6' 55''
32 Christopher Jones United Healthcare +7' 27''
33 Danilo Wyss BMC +7' 55''
34 Phil Gaimon Cannondale +8' 01''
35 Greg Van Avermaet BMC +9' 45''
36 Tiago Machado Katusha +10' 03''
37 Lachlan Morton Jelly Belly +10' 50''
38 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg Dimension Data +10' 58''
39 Travis McCabe Holowesko Citadel +11' 37''
40 Timo Roosen LottoNL-Jumbo +12' 44''
41 Koen de Kort Giant-Alpecin +13' 16''
42 Antoine Duchesne Direct Énergie +13' 26''
43 Lars Petter Nordhaug Sky +13' 35''
44 Gregory Daniel Axeon Hagens Berman +13' 36''
45 Petr Vakoc Etixx-Quick Step +15' 25''
46 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo +15' 28''
47 Jordan Cheyne Jelly Belly +15' 43''
48 Geoffrey Curran Axeon Hagens Berman +15' 55''
49 Romain Sicard Direct Énergie +16' 13''
50 Danny van Poppel Sky +16' 34''
51 Mark Christian Team Wiggins +16' 44''
52 Angelo Tulik Direct Énergie +16' 57''
53 Benjamin King Cannondale +17' 03''
54 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo +17' 28''
55 Daniel Eaton United Healthcare +17' 57''
56 Michael Gogl Tinkoff +17' 58''
57 Michael Schär BMC s.t.
58 Mike Teunissen LottoNL-Jumbo +18' 59''
59 Søren Kragh Giant-Alpecin +19' 07''
60 Maarten Wynants LottoNL-Jumbo +19' 38''
61 Taylor Shelden Jelly Belly +19' 52''
62 Emerson Oronte Rally +20' 51''
63 Andžs Flaksis Holowesko Citadel +21' 05''
64 Krists Neilands Axeon Hagens Berman +21' 09''
65 Jacob Rathe Jelly Belly +21' 19''
66 Michael Mørkøv Katusha +21' 27''
67 Maximiliano Richeze Etixx-Quick Step +21' 37''
68 Peter Sagan Tinkoff +21' 44''
69 Gianni Moscon Sky +22' 08''
70 Juraj Sagan Tinkoff +22' 10''
71 Tom Boonen Etixx-Quick Step +22' 38''
72 Marco Canola United Healthcare +22' 43''
73 Xabier Zandio Sky +23' 11''
74 Logan Owen Axeon Hagens Berman +24' 00''
75 Adrien Petit Direct Énergie +24' 42''
76 Alex Peters Sky +25' 30''
77 Toms Skujinš Cannondale +26' 25''
78 Joonas Henttala Novo Nordisk +26' 47''
79 John Degenkolb Giant-Alpecin +27' 18''
80 Nikolas Maes Etixx-Quick Step +27' 42''
81 Danny Pate Rally s.t.
82 William Barta Axeon Hagens Berman 28min 25sec
83 Taylor Phinney BMC +28' 28''
84 David Lozano Novo Nordisk +28' 39''
85 Andrei Krasilnikau Holowesko Citadel +29' 29''
86 Markel Irizar Trek-Segafredo +30' 21''
87 Adam De Vos Rally s.t.
88 Alexander Kristoff Katusha +31' 03''
89 Michael Sheehan Jelly Belly +31' 11''
90 Martin Velits Etixx-Quick Step +31' 17''
91 Evan Huffman Rally +32' 28''
92 Bryan Coquard Direct Énergie +32' 44''
93 Patrick Bevin Cannondale +33' 51''
94 Niccolò Bonifazio Trek-Segafredo +33' 59''
95 Dennis van Winden LottoNL-Jumbo +34' 05''
96 Tanner Putt United Healthcare +34' 16''
97 Zdenek Štybar Etixx-Quick Step +34' 30''
98 Ryan Anderson Direct Énergie +35' 06''
99 Dylan Groenewegen LottoNL-Jumbo +36' 17''
100 Marco Haller Katusha +36' 19''
101 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins +36' 22''
102 Charles Planet Novo Nordisk +37' 15''
103 Robert Wagner LottoNL-Jumbo +38' 13''
104 Vasil Kiryienka Sky +39' 29''
105 Oscar Clark Holowesko Citadel +39' 48''
106 Michael Thompson Team Wiggins +40' 05''
107 Christopher Putt Jelly Belly s.t.
108 Benjamin Wolfe Jelly Belly +40' 12''
109 Ramon Sinkeldam Giant-Alpecin +40' 25''
110 Owain Doull Team Wiggins +40' 38''
111 Roy Curvers Giant-Alpecin +40' 44''
112 Will Routley Rally +40' 58''
113 Julián Arredondo Trek-Segafredo +41' 12''
114 Jesse Anthony Rally +41' 44''
115 Andrea Peron Novo Nordisk +42' 29''
116 Jempy Drücker BMC s.t.
117 Caleb Fairly Giant-Alpecin +43' 37''
118 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins +43' 53''
119 Pierrick Naud Rally +43' 59''
120 Jacopo Guarnieri Katusha s.t.
121 Vladimir Isaichev Katusha +44' 38''
122 Wouter Wippert Cannondale +44' 59''
123 Bryan Nauleau Direct Énergie +45' 11''
124 Jake Kelly Team Wiggins +45' 19''
125 Alan Marangoni Cannondale +45' 21''
126 Mark Cavendish Dimension Data +45' 31''
127 Nikolai Trussov Tinkoff +46' 16''
128 Bernhard Eisel Dimension Data +46' 48''
129 Adam Blythe Tinkoff +47' 59''
130 Andrew Fenn Sky +48' 07''
131 Martijn Verschoor Novo Nordisk +49' 13''
132 Mark Renshaw Dimension Data s.t.
133 John Murphy United Healthcare s.t.
134 Tyler Farrar Dimension Data s.t.
135 Christopher Williams Novo Nordisk s.t.
136 Stephen Clancy Novo Nordisk s.t.
137 Bradley Team Wiggins Team Wiggins s.t.
138 Joe Lewis Holowesko Citadel s.t.
139 Matt Brammeier Dimension Data +50' 06''
140 Christopher Latham Team Wiggins +51' 46''
141 Michal Kolár Tinkoff +52' 02''
142 Erik Baška Tinkoff +57' 00''
143 Oscar Gatto Tinkoff +58' 36''

Stage 4 map:

Tour of California stage 4 map


Tuesday, May 17: Stage 3, Thousand Oaks - Santa Barbara County at Gibraltar Road, 167.5 km (104.1 miles)

Stage 3 map

Julian Alaphilippe

Julian Alaphilippe gets a well-earned stage win

The Race: Here's how winner Julian Alaphilippe's Etixx-Quick Step team described the day's events.

Runner-up at the previous edition, the Frenchman won again the most difficult stage of the Tour of California and claimed the yellow jersey.

Unlike the previous years, the queen-stage of the US race was scheduled much earlier at this edition, on the third day of competition, but had an identical outcome with the one of 2015: Julian Alaphilippe – the young rider of Etixx – Quick-Step – came out on top after displaying again his superb climbing skills, this time on the steep Gibraltar Road, a 12-km long ascent averaging 8%, which hosted a finish for the first time since the race was created.

The final was an action-packed one, with several riders attacking from the severely reduced peloton once the day's break came to an end. Neilson Powless (Axeon Cycling) was the first to open the hostilities and stayed solo at the front for three kilometers, before being joined by Peter Stetina (Trek-Segafredo) and Lachlan Morton (Jelly Belly). Together, the three established a lead of 20 seconds, until Stetina decided he's better by himself and distanced his companions. Once the flamme rouge loomed on the horizon, Julian Alaphilippe – who looked comfortable and confident as the peloton was charging up the climb – made his move and went in pursuit of the riders at the front.

After catching and dispatching Morton and Powless with remarkable ease into the business end of the stage, the 23-year-old French rider made contact with Stetina in the last 800 meters, rode alongside the US rider for a couple of seconds and then powered away, taming the 10% ramps of Gibraltar Road and scoring a convincing victory which saw him jump to first place in the general classification, with a 19-second advantage over Peter Stetina and more than half a minute on George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo), who sits in third.

The 11th Etixx – Quick-Step rider to take a victory this season, Julian was delighted with the outcome of Tuesday's stage, especially as the Tour of California is his first race since concluding the Ardennes campaign, three weeks ago: "I'm really happy, because it's my maiden victory of the season. It was a nervous stage, as the tension was building up ahead of the last climb and everyone was waiting for the right moment to try something", said Julian, who last year won at the top of Mount Baldy. "The goal at the start of the day was to be in a good position in the final kilometers and I was there thanks to the hard work of my teammates, who protected me throughout the day. I felt good, left it late to attack and from then on put in a strong effort. Now I'm in yellow, which is great, and I'm prepared to take things day by day."

Complete Results:

167.5 kilometers raced at an average speed of 36.284 km/hr

1 Julian Alaphilippe Etixx-Quick Step 4hr 36min 59sec
2 Peter Stetina Trek-Segafredo @ 15sec
3 George Bennett LottoNL-Jumbo +25''
4 Brent Bookwalter BMC +27''
5 Neilson Powless Axeon Hagens Berman +30''
6 Laurens ten Dam Giant-Alpecin +33''
7 Lachlan Morton Jelly Belly +35''
8 Rohan Dennis BMC +48''
9 Samuel Sánchez BMC s.t.
10 Andrew Talansky Cannondale +59''
11 Rob Britton Rally s.t.
12 Haimar Zubeldia Trek-Segafredo s.t.
13 Lawson Craddock Cannondale +1' 02''
14 Ruben Guerreiro Axeon Hagens Berman +1' 18''
15 Jonathon Clarke United Healthcare +1' 20''
16 Javier Megías Novo Nordisk +1' 23''
17 Jonathan Hornbeck Holowesko Citadel s.t.
18 Jurgen Van den Broeck Katusha +1' 31''
19 Tao Geoghegan Hart Axeon Hagens Berman +2' 00''
20 Janez Brajkovic United Healthcare +2' 21''
21 Fabrice Jeandesboz Direct Énergie +2' 24''
22 Jacques Van Rensburg Dimension Data +2' 38''
23 Maxime Bouet Etixx-Quick Step +2' 52''
24 Daniel Teklehaimanot Dimension Data +2' 54''
25 Robert Squire Holowesko Citadel s.t.
26 Robin Carpenter Holowesko Citadel +3' 28''
27 Lars Petter Nordhaug Sky +4' 14''
28 Nathan Haas Dimension Data s.t.
29 Sindre Lunke Giant-Alpecin s.t.
30 Julien Bernard Trek-Segafredo s.t.
31 Danilo Wyss BMC s.t.
32 Mark Christian Team Wiggins +4' 45''
33 Alexey Vermeulen LottoNL-Jumbo +4' 52''
34 Jhonatan Restrepo Katusha +5' 04''
35 Benjamin King Cannondale +5' 28''
36 Daniel Jaramillo United Healthcare s.t.
37 Jordan Cheyne Jelly Belly s.t.
38 Angus Morton Jelly Belly s.t.
39 Christopher Jones United Healthcare +5' 49''
40 Phil Gaimon Cannondale +6' 23''
41 Romain Sicard Direct Énergie +7' 38''
42 Tiago Machado Katusha +8' 44''
43 Greg Van Avermaet BMC +9' 38''
44 Michael Schär BMC s.t.
45 Timo Roosen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
46 Koen de Kort Giant-Alpecin s.t.
47 Gregory Daniel Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
48 Michael Gogl Tinkoff s.t.
49 Taylor Shelden Jelly Belly s.t.
50 Joonas Henttala Novo Nordisk +10' 39''
51 Michael Sheehan Jelly Belly s.t.
52 Martin Velits Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
53 Tom Boonen Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
54 Maarten Wynants LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
55 Mike Teunissen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
56 Antoine Duchesne Direct Énergie s.t.
57 Angelo Tulik Direct Énergie s.t.
58 Andžs Flaksis Holowesko Citadel s.t.
59 Krists Neilands Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
60 Travis McCabe Holowesko Citadel +10' 46''
61 Geoffrey Curran Axeon Hagens Berman +10' 48''
62 Daniel Eaton United Healthcare +11' 58''
63 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins s.t.
64 Emerson Oronte Rally +12' 19''
65 Petr Vakoc Etixx-Quick Step +12' 35''
66 David Lozano Novo Nordisk +13' 08''
67 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo +13' 50''
68 Markel Irizar Trek-Segafredo s.t.
69 Adam De Vos Rally s.t.
70 Søren Kragh Giant-Alpecin s.t.
71 Juraj Sagan Tinkoff s.t.
72 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
73 Andrea Peron Novo Nordisk +15' 08''
74 Charles Planet Novo Nordisk s.t.
75 Jempy Drücker BMC +15' 10''
76 Nikolas Maes Etixx-Quick Step +15' 43''
77 Dennis van Winden LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
78 Robert Wagner LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
79 Danny van Poppel Sky s.t.
80 Dylan Groenewegen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
81 Andrei Krasilnikau Holowesko Citadel s.t.
82 Nikolai Trussov Tinkoff s.t.
83 Jesse Anthony Rally s.t.
84 Danny Pate Rally +15' 43''
85 Tanner Putt United Healthcare +16' 16''
86 Maximiliano Richeze Etixx-Quick Step +16' 41''
87 Caleb Fairly Giant-Alpecin +17' 45''
88 William Barta Axeon Hagens Berman +17' 58''
89 Ramon Sinkeldam Giant-Alpecin s.t.
90 Christopher Putt Jelly Belly s.t.
91 Roy Curvers Giant-Alpecin s.t.
92 Michael Thompson Team Wiggins s.t.
93 Logan Owen Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
94 Jake Kelly Team Wiggins s.t.
95 Taylor Phinney BMC s.t.
96 Adam Blythe Tinkoff +18' 05''
97 John Degenkolb Giant-Alpecin s.t.
98 Benjamin Wolfe Jelly Belly s.t.
99 Michael Mørkøv Katusha s.t.
100 Toms Skujinš Cannondale s.t.
101 Jacob Rathe Jelly Belly s.t.
102 Owain Doull Team Wiggins +18' 31''
103 Adrien Petit Direct Énergie +18' 40''
104 Christopher Williams Novo Nordisk +21' 52''
105 Peter Sagan Tinkoff s.t.
106 Alan Marangoni Cannondale s.t.
107 Oscar Gatto Tinkoff s.t.
108 Mark Cavendish Dimension Data s.t.
109 Christopher Latham Team Wiggins s.t.
110 Zdenek Štybar Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
111 Jacopo Guarnieri Katusha s.t.
112 Martijn Verschoor Novo Nordisk s.t.
113 Tyler Farrar Dimension Data s.t.
114 Gianni Moscon Sky s.t.
115 Marco Canola United Healthcare s.t.
116 Mark Renshaw Dimension Data s.t.
117 Ryan Anderson Direct Énergie s.t.
118 Pierrick Naud Rally s.t.
119 Michal Kolár Tinkoff s.t.
120 Evan Huffman Rally s.t.
121 Stephen Clancy Novo Nordisk s.t.
122 Patrick Bevin Cannondale s.t.
123 Vladimir Isaichev Katusha s.t.
124 Matt Brammeier Dimension Data s.t.
125 Bryan Nauleau Direct Énergie s.t.
126 Vasil Kiryienka Sky s.t.
127 Bradley Team Wiggins Team Wiggins s.t.
128 Xabier Zandio Sky s.t.
128 Niccolò Bonifazio Trek-Segafredo s.t.
130 Alex Peters Sky s.t.
131 Erik Baška Tinkoff s.t.
132 Joe Lewis Holowesko Citadel s.t.
133 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins s.t.
134 Alexander Kristoff Katusha s.t.
135 Andrew Fenn Sky s.t.
136 Bryan Coquard Direct Énergie s.t.
137 John Murphy United Healthcare s.t.
138 Bernhard Eisel Dimension Data s.t.
139 Will Routley Rally s.t.
140 Marco Haller Katusha +22' 00''
141 Oscar Clark Holowesko Citadel +22' 17''
142 Julián Arredondo Trek-Segafredo +22' 32''
143 Wouter Wippert Cannondale +22' 58''

GC after Stage 3:

491.0 kilometers raced so far at an aveage speed of 38.262 km/hr

1 Julian Alaphilippe Etixx-Quick Step 12hr 49min 47sec
2 Peter Stetina Trek-Segafredo @ 19sec
3 George Bennett LottoNL-Jumbo +31''
4 Brent Bookwalter BMC +37''
5 Neilson Powless Axeon Hagens Berman +40''
6 Laurens ten Dam Giant-Alpecin +43''
7 Lachlan Morton Jelly Belly +45''
8 Rohan Dennis BMC +58''
9 Samuel Sánchez BMC s.t.
10 Haimar Zubeldia Trek-Segafredo +1' 09''
11 Rob Britton Rally s.t.
12 Andrew Talansky Cannondale s.t.
13 Lawson Craddock Cannondale +1' 12''
14 Ruben Guerreiro Axeon Hagens Berman +1' 28''
15 Jonathon Clarke United Healthcare +1' 30''
16 Javier Megías Novo Nordisk +1' 33''
17 Jonathan Hornbeck Holowesko Citadel s.t.
18 Jurgen Van den Broeck Katusha +1' 41''
19 Tao Geoghegan Hart Axeon Hagens Berman +2' 10''
20 Janez Brajkovic United Healthcare +2' 31''
21 Fabrice Jeandesboz Direct Énergie +2' 34''
22 Jacques Van Rensburg Dimension Data +2' 48''
23 Maxime Bouet Etixx-Quick Step +3' 02''
24 Daniel Teklehaimanot Dimension Data +3' 04''
25 Robert Squire Holowesko Citadel s.t.
26 Robin Carpenter Holowesko Citadel +3' 38''
27 Sindre Lunke Giant-Alpecin +4' 23''
28 Julien Bernard Trek-Segafredo +4' 24''
29 Danilo Wyss BMC s.t.
30 Lars Petter Nordhaug Sky s.t.
31 Mark Christian Team Wiggins +4' 55''
32 Nathan Haas Dimension Data +4' 58''
33 Alexey Vermeulen LottoNL-Jumbo +5' 02''
34 Benjamin King Cannondale +5' 14''
35 Angus Morton Jelly Belly +5' 38''
36 Daniel Jaramillo United Healthcare s.t.
37 Jordan Cheyne Jelly Belly s.t.
38 Jhonatan Restrepo Katusha +5' 53''
39 Christopher Jones United Healthcare +5' 59''
40 Phil Gaimon Cannondale +6' 33''
41 Romain Sicard Direct Énergie +7' 48''
42 Tiago Machado Katusha +8' 54''
43 Gregory Daniel Axeon Hagens Berman +9' 46''
44 Greg Van Avermaet BMC +9' 48''
45 Timo Roosen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
46 Michael Gogl Tinkoff s.t.
47 Koen de Kort Giant-Alpecin s.t.
48 Michael Schär BMC s.t.
49 Taylor Shelden Jelly Belly s.t.
50 Tom Boonen Etixx-Quick Step +10' 49''
51 Krists Neilands Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
52 Mike Teunissen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
53 Travis McCabe Holowesko Citadel +10' 56''
54 Angelo Tulik Direct Énergie +11' 05''
55 Geoffrey Curran Axeon Hagens Berman +11' 09''
56 Andžs Flaksis Holowesko Citadel +11' 19''
57 Maarten Wynants LottoNL-Jumbo +11' 28''
58 Daniel Eaton United Healthcare +12' 05''
59 Emerson Oronte Rally +12' 29''
60 Petr Vakoc Etixx-Quick Step +12' 45''
61 Antoine Duchesne Direct Énergie s.t.
62 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo +14' 00''
63 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
64 Juraj Sagan Tinkoff s.t.
65 Danny van Poppel Sky +15' 53''
66 Nikolas Maes Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
67 Danny Pate Rally s.t.
68 Maximiliano Richeze Etixx-Quick Step +16' 51''
69 Andrei Krasilnikau Holowesko Citadel +17' 40''
70 William Barta Axeon Hagens Berman +18' 05''
71 Logan Owen Axeon Hagens Berman +18' 08''
72 Taylor Phinney BMC +18' 08''
73 John Degenkolb Giant-Alpecin +18' 15''
74 Toms Skujinš Cannondale s.t.
75 Michael Mørkøv Katusha s.t.
76 Søren Kragh Giant-Alpecin +18' 26''
77 Adrien Petit Direct Énergie +18' 50''
78 Markel Irizar Trek-Segafredo +20' 01''
79 Adam De Vos Rally s.t.
80 Jacob Rathe Jelly Belly +20' 10''
81 David Lozano Novo Nordisk +20' 29''
82 Michael Sheehan Jelly Belly +20' 51''
83 Joonas Henttala Novo Nordisk +20' 55''
84 Martin Velits Etixx-Quick Step +20' 57''
85 Evan Huffman Rally +21' 46''
86 Peter Sagan Tinkoff +21' 52''
87 Alexander Kristoff Katusha +21' 58''
88 Niccolò Bonifazio Trek-Segafredo +22' 02''
89 Marco Canola United Healthcare s.t.
90 Bryan Coquard Direct Énergie s.t.
91 Patrick Bevin Cannondale s.t.
92 Gianni Moscon Sky s.t.
93 Alex Peters Sky s.t.
94 Xabier Zandio Sky s.t.
95 Zdenek Štybar Etixx-Quick Step +22' 41''
96 Tanner Putt United Healthcare +23' 34''
97 Oscar Clark Holowesko Citadel +24' 08''
98 Marco Haller Katusha +24' 30''
99 Charles Planet Novo Nordisk +25' 26''
100 Dylan Groenewegen LottoNL-Jumbo +25' 57''
101 Jesse Anthony Rally +26' 01''
102 Robert Wagner LottoNL-Jumbo +26' 24''
103 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins +28' 00''
104 Dennis van Winden LottoNL-Jumbo +28' 13''
105 Michael Thompson Team Wiggins +28' 16''
106 Christopher Putt Jelly Belly s.t.
107 Benjamin Wolfe Jelly Belly +28' 23''
108 Ramon Sinkeldam Giant-Alpecin +28' 36''
109 Owain Doull Team Wiggins +28' 49''
110 Roy Curvers Giant-Alpecin +28' 55''
111 Andrea Peron Novo Nordisk +30' 40''
112 Jempy Drücker BMC +30' 42''
113 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins +32' 04''
114 Pierrick Naud Rally +32' 10''
115 Jacopo Guarnieri Katusha s.t.
116 Ryan Anderson Direct Énergie s.t.
117 Will Routley Rally +32' 49''
118 Vladimir Isaichev Katusha s.t.
119 Julián Arredondo Trek-Segafredo +32' 50''
120 Wouter Wippert Cannondale +33' 10''
121 Caleb Fairly Giant-Alpecin +33' 17''
122 Bryan Nauleau Direct Énergie +33' 22''
123 Jake Kelly Team Wiggins +33' 30''
124 Alan Marangoni Cannondale +33' 32''
125 Nikolai Trussov Tinkoff +34' 27''
126 Adam Blythe Tinkoff +36' 10''
127 Andrew Fenn Sky +36' 18''
128 Vasil Kiryienka Sky s.t.
129 Martijn Verschoor Novo Nordisk +37' 24''
130 Mark Cavendish Dimension Data s.t.
131 Mark Renshaw Dimension Data s.t.
132 John Murphy United Healthcare s.t.
133 Tyler Farrar Dimension Data s.t.
134 Christopher Williams Novo Nordisk s.t.
135 Stephen Clancy Novo Nordisk s.t.
136 Joe Lewis Holowesko Citadel s.t.
137 Bradley Team Wiggins Team Wiggins s.t.
138 Matt Brammeier Dimension Data +38' 17''
139 Bernhard Eisel Dimension Data +38' 38''
140 Christopher Latham Team Wiggins +39' 57''
141 Erik Baška Tinkoff +40' 12''
142 Michal Kolár Tinkoff +40' 13''
143 Oscar Gatto Tinkoff +41' 48''

Stage 3 map

Stage 3 map


Monday, May 16: Stage 2, South Pasadena - Santa Clarita, 148.5 km (92.3 miles)

Stage 2 map

Ben King

Ben King wins Tour of California stage 2

The Race: Here's the tale of the day from winner Ben King's Cannondale team:

“Having raced around the world all season for multiple years, it’s always a pleasure to come back to the state of California and do this race. The spectators, the cycling culture, the roads, the scenery – everything about this race is just about as good as it gets. It’s such a special race to me, and I’m so proud and so happy to wear yellow tomorrow.”  - Ben King 

American Ben King won a two-up sprint in Santa Clarita on Monday to secure his first victory of the season on stage two of the Amgen Tour of California. The 27-year-old was one of two survivors of a four-man breakaway that escaped the peloton’s stronghold with around 120-kilometers remaining in the 148-kilometer day. Finishing eight seconds ahead of the peloton and snagging a ten-second bonus for the stage win, King now leads the Amgen Tour of California general classification.

“This is my fifth time doing this race, and it’s the first time I’ve won a stage here,” said King. “It’s really exciting for me. I had a broken fibula in January, so I had to restart from scratch to build towards this,” added King, who spent much of January and February logging big mileage on his Kinetic home trainer. “California was the first race that I had marked off with the directors to try to be back at 100 percent so that I could try to make our Tour de France squad. I got my face kicked in a lot this spring in Europe.”

A week out from the race start, King had set his sights on getting into the breakaway on stage two.

“It was the team plan,” said King. “I followed a lot of moves and did a lot of attacking today to make it happen.”

Attacks flew as soon as the flag dropped, and when a dangerous 22-rider group took shape, King was there. Direct Energie had missed the breakaway and immediately took to the front of the peloton. With the first KOM line in sight, the bunch regrouped and the overall contenders contested the category one Angeles Crest climb that topped out at 22 kilometers.

Shortly after the KOM, King forced his away clear again. This time he had Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling), Will Barta (Axeon Hagens Berman) and Sindre Skjostad Lunke (Giant-Alpecin) for company.

“I knew with the uphill start, it was going to be difficult to get into the breakaway,” King noted. “I just went crazy attacking and attacking and attacking and finally slipped off the front with four guys. I thought: ‘Well, this isn’t ideal because it’s less guys to share the work with, but in the end, we did build up a significant advantage.”

Eighty kilometers from the finish, the quartet had eight minutes, and Tinkoff-Saxo began to chase in earnest. Trek-Segafredo and Direct Energie contributed riders to the chase, and the gap began to plummet.

“Once you commit, there’s no point in holding back,” said King. “You always do the math in your head. I’ve been the guy chasing the breakaway so many times. I know pretty much exactly what they’re doing in the chase, and I know what I needed to do up front in the hopes of holding off the catch.”

Back-to-back second category climbs on Little Tujunga Canyon Road allowed the peloton to creep closer to the breakaway. Lunke, unable to match the pace set by his breakaway companions, dropped from the group.

“I think a lot of the other sprinter’s teams had their helpers dropped,” noted King. “The other three guys in the breakaway with me were super strong, especially Evan. No one skipped a turn all day. We were super cohesive. Ultimately, that’s what did it.”

“We didn’t have to slow down on the last two climbs but the other teams working for their sprinters had to slow because they didn’t want to drop their sprinters,” King added. “I was just watching my power meter. I’m glad the other guys in the group couldn’t go any harder because that’s as hard as I could go.”

Puncturing on the descent of the final climb, Barta was forced to change bikes. He lost contact with King and Huffman but fought hard to rejoin the move a few kilometers later. Behind, BMC replaced Tinkoff at the head of the peloton.

The trio hit the ten-kilometer mark with a one-minute advantage. Barta dropped off the breakaway as the grueling pace continued toward the line.

“With around five kilometers to go, I was confident we were going to win,” said King. “I knew Evan is a pretty quick sprinter. He smoked me in both the KOM sprints. I was hesitant to let it come down to a sprint, but I couldn’t drop him on the climbs either. In the end, we were both fully committed to making the break stick to the finish.”

King started cramping when he went under the flamme rouge. “I felt amazing all day and then my legs started to cramp,” King said. “I’m really glad that Evan didn’t know that.”

Forced to the front, Huffman pulled for nearly the entire final kilometer before opening the sprint. King came around Huffman just before the line.

Ben King and Evan Huffman

Ben King beat Evan Huffman for the stage 2 win

“Evan was super strong all day,” said King. “Hats off to him. He was great company in the breakaway. I’ve been in this situation before and been a little too antsy in the finish and tried to attack in the finish because I didn’t trust my sprint. I wasn’t going to do that again today.”

King will line up in yellow in Thousand Oaks on Tuesday. He starts stage three with an eight-second advantage over Huffman and 14-seconds on stage one winner Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo).

“The timing of how the stage went today put me in yellow, but it doesn’t change the team’s objective of supporting Lawson [Craddock],” said King.

“Having raced around the world all season for multiple years, it’s always a pleasure to come back to the state of California and do this race,” King added. “The spectators, the cycling culture, the roads, the scenery – everything about this race is just about as good as it gets. It’s such a special race to me, and I’m so proud and so happy to wear yellow tomorrow.”  

Complete Results:

148.5 kilometers raced at an average speed of 38.380 km/hr

1 Benjamin King Cannondale 3hr 52min 9sec
2 Evan Huffman Rally s.t.
3 Alexander Kristoff Katusha @ 8sec
4 Peter Sagan Tinkoff s.t.
5 Niccolò Bonifazio Trek-Segafredo s.t.
6 Danny van Poppel Sky s.t.
7 Patrick Bevin Cannondale s.t.
8 Nathan Haas Dimension Data s.t.
9 Bryan Coquard Direct Énergie s.t.
10 Marco Canola United Healthcare s.t.
11 Tom Boonen Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
12 Travis McCabe Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
13 Mike Teunissen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
14 Brent Bookwalter BMC s.t.
15 Logan Owen Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
16 Greg Van Avermaet BMC s.t.
17 Ruben Guerreiro Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
18 Maximiliano Richeze Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
19 John Degenkolb Giant-Alpecin s.t.
20 Michael Mørkøv Katusha s.t.
21 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo s.t.
22 Taylor Phinney BMC s.t.
23 Julian Alaphilippe Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
24 Tao Geoghegan Hart Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
25 Alex Peters Sky s.t.
26 Jacob Rathe Jelly Belly s.t.
27 Timo Roosen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
28 Christopher Jones United Healthcare s.t.
29 Robin Carpenter Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
30 Janez Brajkovic United Healthcare s.t.
31 Toms Skujinš Cannondale s.t.
32 Alexey Vermeulen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
33 Juraj Sagan Tinkoff s.t.
34 Neilson Powless Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
35 Julien Bernard Trek-Segafredo s.t.
36 Jurgen Van den Broeck Katusha s.t.
37 Tiago Machado Katusha s.t.
38 Javier Megías Novo Nordisk s.t.
39 Lars Petter Nordhaug Sky s.t.
40 Peter Stetina Trek-Segafredo s.t.
41 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
42 Rohan Dennis BMC s.t.
43 Krists Neilands Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
44 Rob Britton Rally s.t.
45 George Bennett LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
46 Haimar Zubeldia Trek-Segafredo s.t.
47 Michael Gogl Tinkoff s.t.
48 Daniel Teklehaimanot Dimension Data s.t.
49 Daniel Eaton United Healthcare s.t.
50 Lawson Craddock Cannondale s.t.
51 Adrien Petit Direct Énergie s.t.
52 Gregory Daniel Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
53 Peter Kennaugh Sky s.t.
54 Phil Gaimon Cannondale s.t.
55 Angus Morton Jelly Belly s.t.
56 Samuel Sánchez BMC s.t.
57 Laurens ten Dam Giant-Alpecin s.t.
58 Emerson Oronte Rally s.t.
59 Maarten Wynants LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
60 Andrew Talansky Cannondale s.t.
61 Mark Christian Team Wiggins s.t.
62 Nikolas Maes Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
63 Romain Sicard Direct Énergie s.t.
64 Petr Vakoc Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
65 Koen de Kort Giant-Alpecin s.t.
66 Danny Pate Rally s.t.
67 Daniel Jaramillo United Healthcare s.t.
68 Gianni Moscon Sky s.t.
69 Lachlan Morton Jelly Belly s.t.
70 Jonathon Clarke United Healthcare s.t.
71 Maxime Bouet Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
72 Jordan Cheyne Jelly Belly s.t.
73 Andžs Flaksis Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
74 Jonathan Hornbeck Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
75 William Barta Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
76 Jacques Van Rensburg Dimension Data s.t.
77 Xabier Zandio Sky s.t.
78 Zdenek Štybar Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
79 Fabrice Jeandesboz Direct Énergie s.t.
80 Danilo Wyss BMC s.t.
81 Jhonatan Restrepo Katusha s.t.
82 Sindre Lunke Giant-Alpecin s.t.
83 Michael Schär BMC s.t.
84 Angelo Tulik Direct Énergie s.t.
85 Taylor Shelden Jelly Belly s.t.
86 Antoine Duchesne Direct Énergie s.t.
87 Geoffrey Curran Axeon Hagens Berman +19''
88 Søren Kragh Giant-Alpecin +37''
89 Marco Haller Katusha +47''
90 Oscar Clark Holowesko-Citadel +54''
91 Andrei Krasilnikau Holowesko-Citadel +1' 55''
92 Robert Squire Holowesko-Citadel +8''
93 Adam De Vos Rally +6' 09''
94 Markel Irizar Trek-Segafredo s.t.
95 Tanner Putt United Healthcare +7' 19''
96 David Lozano Novo Nordisk s.t.
97 Owain Doull Team Wiggins +10' 16''
98 Pierrick Naud Rally s.t.
99 Ramon Sinkeldam Giant-Alpecin s.t.
100 Will Routley Rally s.t.
101 Ryan Anderson Direct Énergie s.t.
102 Joonas Henttala Novo Nordisk s.t.
103 Jesse Anthony Rally s.t.
104 Michael Thompson Team Wiggins s.t.
105 Bryan Nauleau Direct Énergie s.t.
106 Christopher Putt Jelly Belly s.t.
107 Benjamin Wolfe Jelly Belly s.t.
108 Michael Sheehan Jelly Belly s.t.
109 Charles Planet Novo Nordisk s.t.
110 Roy Curvers Giant-Alpecin s.t.
111 Robert Wagner LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
112 Julián Arredondo Trek-Segafredo s.t.
113 Wouter Wippert Cannondale s.t.
114 Dennis van Winden LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
115 Dylan Groenewegen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
116 Alan Marangoni Cannondale s.t.
117 Martin Velits Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
118 Jacopo Guarnieri Katusha s.t.
119 Vladimir Isaichev Katusha s.t.
120 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins s.t.
121 Vasil Kiryienka Sky +14' 24''
122 Andrew Fenn Sky s.t.
123 Andrea Peron Novo Nordisk +15' 30''
124 Martijn Verschoor Novo Nordisk s.t.
125 Christopher Williams Novo Nordisk s.t.
126 Stephen Clancy Novo Nordisk s.t.
127 Jempy Drücker BMC s.t.
128 Caleb Fairly Giant-Alpecin s.t.
129 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins s.t.
130 Bradley Team Wiggins Team Wiggins s.t.
131 Mark Renshaw Dimension Data s.t.
132 Matt Brammeier Dimension Data s.t.
133 Bernhard Eisel Dimension Data s.t.
134 Jake Kelly Team Wiggins s.t.
135 Mark Cavendish Dimension Data s.t.
136 Tyler Farrar Dimension Data s.t.
137 John Murphy United Healthcare s.t.
138 Joe Lewis Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
139 Christopher Latham Team Wiggins +18' 03''
140 Nikolai Trussov Tinkoff s.t.
141 Oscar Gatto Tinkoff s.t.
142 Michal Kolár Tinkoff s.t.
143 Erik Baška Tinkoff s.t.
144 Adam Blythe Tinkoff s.t.

GC after Stage 2:

323.5 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 39.385 km/hr

1 Benjamin King Cannondale 8hr 12min 34sec
2 Evan Huffman Rally @ 8sec
3 Peter Sagan Tinkoff +14''
4 Alexander Kristoff Katusha +20''
5 Daniel Eaton United Healthcare +21''
6 William Barta Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
7 Sindre Lunke Giant-Alpecin +23''
8 Niccolò Bonifazio Trek-Segafredo +24''
9 Bryan Coquard Direct Énergie s.t.
10 Danny van Poppel Sky s.t.
11 Tom Boonen Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
12 Ruben Guerreiro Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
13 Marco Canola United Healthcare s.t.
14 Travis McCabe Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
15 Patrick Bevin Cannondale s.t.
16 Brent Bookwalter BMC s.t.
17 Logan Owen Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
18 Taylor Phinney BMC s.t.
19 Tao Geoghegan Hart Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
20 Neilson Powless Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
21 Janez Brajkovic United Healthcare s.t.
22 Javier Megías Novo Nordisk s.t.
23 Christopher Jones United Healthcare s.t.
24 Maximiliano Richeze Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
25 Robin Carpenter Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
26 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
27 Greg Van Avermaet BMC s.t.
28 Rohan Dennis BMC s.t.
29 Krists Neilands Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
30 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo s.t.
31 Juraj Sagan Tinkoff s.t.
32 Mike Teunissen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
33 Peter Stetina Trek-Segafredo s.t.
34 Haimar Zubeldia Trek-Segafredo s.t.
35 George Bennett LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
36 Jurgen Van den Broeck Katusha s.t.
37 Tiago Machado Katusha s.t.
38 Rob Britton Rally s.t.
39 Alex Peters Sky s.t.
40 Toms Skujinš Cannondale s.t.
41 John Degenkolb Giant-Alpecin s.t.
42 Emerson Oronte Rally s.t.
43 Lawson Craddock Cannondale s.t.
44 Laurens ten Dam Giant-Alpecin s.t.
45 Julien Bernard Trek-Segafredo s.t.
46 Samuel Sánchez BMC s.t.
47 Gianni Moscon Sky s.t.
48 Peter Kennaugh Sky s.t.
49 Gregory Daniel Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
50 Daniel Teklehaimanot Dimension Data s.t.
51 Timo Roosen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
52 Andrew Talansky Cannondale s.t.
53 Julian Alaphilippe Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
54 Michael Gogl Tinkoff s.t.
55 Danilo Wyss BMC s.t.
56 Alexey Vermeulen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
57 Petr Vakoc Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
58 Romain Sicard Direct Énergie s.t.
59 Phil Gaimon Cannondale s.t.
60 Lars Petter Nordhaug Sky s.t.
61 Angus Morton Jelly Belly s.t.
62 Jonathon Clarke United Healthcare s.t.
63 Michael Mørkøv Katusha s.t.
64 Koen de Kort Giant-Alpecin s.t.
65 Mark Christian Team Wiggins s.t.
66 Nikolas Maes Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
67 Jacques Van Rensburg Dimension Data s.t.
68 Daniel Jaramillo United Healthcare s.t.
69 Adrien Petit Direct Énergie s.t.
70 Lachlan Morton Jelly Belly s.t.
71 Danny Pate Rally s.t.
72 Maxime Bouet Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
73 Robert Squire Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
74 Taylor Shelden Jelly Belly s.t.
75 Michael Schär BMC s.t.
76 Fabrice Jeandesboz Direct Énergie s.t.
77 Jordan Cheyne Jelly Belly s.t.
78 Jonathan Hornbeck Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
79 Xabier Zandio Sky s.t.
80 Geoffrey Curran Axeon Hagens Berman +35''
81 Angelo Tulik Direct Énergie +40''
82 Andžs Flaksis Holowesko-Citadel +54''
83 Nathan Haas Dimension Data +58''
84 Maarten Wynants LottoNL-Jumbo +1' 03''
85 Zdenek Štybar Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
86 Jhonatan Restrepo Katusha s.t.
87 Oscar Clark Holowesko-Citadel +2' 06''
88 Andrei Krasilnikau Holowesko-Citadel +2' 11''
89 Jacob Rathe Jelly Belly +2' 19''
90 Antoine Duchesne Direct Énergie +2' 20''
91 Marco Haller Katusha +2' 44''
92 Søren Kragh Giant-Alpecin +4' 50''
93 Markel Irizar Trek-Segafredo +6' 25''
94 Adam De Vos Rally s.t.
95 Tanner Putt United Healthcare +7' 35''
96 David Lozano Novo Nordisk s.t.
97 Wouter Wippert Cannondale +10' 26''
98 Michael Sheehan Jelly Belly s.t.
99 Dylan Groenewegen LottoNL-Jumbo +10' 28''
100 Joonas Henttala Novo Nordisk +10' 30''
101 Owain Doull Team Wiggins +10' 32''
102 Jesse Anthony Rally s.t.
103 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins s.t.
104 Pierrick Naud Rally s.t.
105 Jacopo Guarnieri Katusha s.t.
106 Martin Velits Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
107 Charles Planet Novo Nordisk s.t.
108 Ryan Anderson Direct Énergie s.t.
109 Michael Thompson Team Wiggins s.t.
110 Christopher Putt Jelly Belly s.t.
111 Benjamin Wolfe Jelly Belly s.t.
112 Julián Arredondo Trek-Segafredo s.t.
113 Ramon Sinkeldam Giant-Alpecin +10' 52''
114 Robert Wagner LottoNL-Jumbo +10' 55''
115 Will Routley Rally +11' 11''
116 Roy Curvers Giant-Alpecin s.t.
117 Vladimir Isaichev Katusha s.t.
118 Bryan Nauleau Direct Énergie +11' 44''
119 Alan Marangoni Cannondale +11' 54''
120 Dennis van Winden LottoNL-Jumbo +12' 44''
121 Andrew Fenn Sky +14' 40''
122 Vasil Kiryienka Sky s.t.
123 Martijn Verschoor Novo Nordisk +15' 46''
124 Jempy Drücker BMC s.t.
125 Andrea Peron Novo Nordisk s.t.
126 John Murphy United Healthcare s.t.
127 Mark Renshaw Dimension Data s.t.
128 Mark Cavendish Dimension Data s.t.
129 Jake Kelly Team Wiggins s.t.
130 Tyler Farrar Dimension Data s.t.
131 Caleb Fairly Giant-Alpecin s.t.
132 Stephen Clancy Novo Nordisk s.t.
133 Joe Lewis Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
134 Christopher Williams Novo Nordisk s.t.
135 Bradley Team Wiggins Team Wiggins s.t.
136 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins +16' 16''
137 Matt Brammeier Dimension Data +16' 39''
138 Bernhard Eisel Dimension Data +17' 00''
139 Adam Blythe Tinkoff +18' 19''
140 Christopher Latham Team Wiggins s.t.
141 Erik Baška Tinkoff +18' 34''
142 Michal Kolár Tinkoff +18' 35''
143 Nikolai Trussov Tinkoff +18' 58''
144 Oscar Gatto Tinkoff +20' 10''

Stage 2 map:

Tour of California stage 2 map


Sunday, May 15: Stage 1, San Diego - San Diego, 175 km (106 miles)

Stage 1 map

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan (right) nails the first stage

The Race: Here's the stage story from stage winner Peter Sagan's Tinkoff team:

The UCI World Road Race Champion, Peter Sagan, got his Amgen Tour of California campaign off to a perfect start sprinting to a resounding stage victory in San Diego. Peter’s first race back after a break following his successful classics campaign proved he is still riding strongly as he found a perfect opening in the hectic sprint finish to take the win and the first leader’s jersey with it.

Having marked out the first stage as one that suited Peter, the team was ready to fight to the finish to get him into position to unleash his sprint effort. Having stayed out of trouble in the wheels during the majority of the stage, Tinkoff hit the front with 5km to race and stayed present around the head of the peloton until the finish straight, keeping Peter near the front and able to find his opening in sight of the line.

Tinkoff's Sport Director in California, Patxi Vila said from the finish: “We knew it was a good chance today and it was one of the objectives to go for the win. Katusha did a strong ride to chase today but we knew we wanted to follow and wait as long as possible, keeping the team together and this paid off.”

The race got off to a predictable start with an early breakaway of seven riders moving clear in the opening kilometres and quickly building an advantage that would see them spend the day at the front of the race. The stage featured one main difficulty along its 175km parcours, the first category climb of Honey Springs Road, a 9.5km ascent at an average of 5.5% gradient. With the breakaway holding several minutes advantage on the climb, the peloton took it fairly steady and no real splits occurred behind the leaders.

As the race headed back downhill all thoughts turned to the stage finish, and the sprint opportunity that awaited – and the gap started to fall as teams applied more pressure to the front of the race. Having sat at over six minutes, the lead was down to 2’30” with 45km to race. After the final intermediate sprint, the front group split and that signalled the end for them with the catch finally coming with just over 3km from the line.

The various sprint trains formed on the large roads running into San Diego with the fluo Tinkoff jerseys visible at the front, as well as Peter's rainbow bands. With a headwind finish it was important to go late, and having jumped on the perfect wheel as the sprint opened up, Peter pulled clear to take a convincing win and to start the week perfectly for the team.

“It was a great sprint but it’s also a win for the whole team as the boys did a fantastic job today. We have a lot of young guys in the team here but they listened and committed to the plan perfectly. We didn’t want to show too early as it would be hard to hold position so they were patient and listed to each other and to the radio and it worked out. The spirit here is great – it’s a group that are already really close from the classics and we’re looking forward to the rest of the week.”

The stage win is Peter’s 14th at the Tour of California, proving that it really is a race close to his heart. After winning the overall classification at last year’s race, Peter is also not new to the leader’s jersey and will wear it going into tomorrow’s second stage, 148.5km from South Pasadena to Santa Clarita, another potential opportunity for the Slovakian sprinter.

Complete Results:

175 kilometers raced at an average speed of 40.279 km/hr

1 Peter Sagan Tinkoff 4hr 20min 41sec
2 Wouter Wippert Cannondale s.t.
3 Dylan Groenewegen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
4 Bryan Coquard Direct Énergie s.t.
5 Martijn Verschoor Novo Nordisk s.t.
6 Niccolò Bonifazio Trek-Segafredo s.t.
7 Ruben Guerreiro Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
8 Tom Boonen Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
9 Jempy Drücker BMC s.t.
10 John Murphy United Healthcare s.t.
11 Andrew Fenn Sky s.t.
12 Danny van Poppel Sky s.t.
13 Neilson Powless Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
14 Tanner Putt United Healthcare s.t.
15 Owain Doull Team Wiggins s.t.
16 Alexander Kristoff Katusha s.t.
17 Marco Canola United Healthcare s.t.
18 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins s.t.
19 Jesse Anthony Rally s.t.
20 Andrea Peron Novo Nordisk s.t.
21 Travis McCabe Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
22 Tao Geoghegan Hart Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
23 Taylor Phinney BMC s.t.
24 Brent Bookwalter BMC s.t.
25 Logan Owen Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
26 Javier Megías Novo Nordisk s.t.
27 Janez Brajkovic United Healthcare s.t.
28 Daniel Eaton United Healthcare s.t.
29 Mark Cavendish Dimension Data s.t.
30 Markel Irizar Trek-Segafredo s.t.
31 Patrick Bevin Cannondale s.t.
32 Mark Renshaw Dimension Data s.t.
33 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
34 Krists Neilands Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
35 Rohan Dennis BMC s.t.
36 Jake Kelly Team Wiggins s.t.
37 Haimar Zubeldia Trek-Segafredo s.t.
38 Christopher Jones United Healthcare s.t.
39 George Bennett LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
40 Gianni Moscon Sky s.t.
41 Pierrick Naud Rally s.t.
42 Peter Stetina Trek-Segafredo s.t.
43 Danilo Wyss BMC s.t.
44 Emerson Oronte Rally s.t.
45 Robin Carpenter Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
46 Vasil Kiryienka Sky s.t.
47 Laurens ten Dam Giant-Alpecin s.t.
48 Juraj Sagan Tinkoff s.t.
49 Rob Britton Rally s.t.
50 Samuel Sánchez BMC s.t.
51 Jurgen Van den Broeck Katusha s.t.
52 Maximiliano Richeze Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
53 Adam Blythe Tinkoff s.t.
54 Lawson Craddock Cannondale s.t.
55 Tiago Machado Katusha s.t.
56 Benjamin King Cannondale s.t.
57 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo s.t.
58 Andrew Talansky Cannondale s.t.
59 Peter Kennaugh Sky s.t.
60 Greg Van Avermaet BMC s.t.
61 Jacopo Guarnieri Katusha s.t.
62 Gregory Daniel Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
63 Petr Vakoc Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
64 Jonathon Clarke United Healthcare s.t.
65 Romain Sicard Direct Énergie s.t.
66 Toms Skujinš Cannondale s.t.
67 Evan Huffman Rally s.t.
68 Daniel Teklehaimanot Dimension Data s.t.
69 Mike Teunissen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
70 Julien Bernard Trek-Segafredo s.t.
71 Tyler Farrar Dimension Data s.t.
72 Alex Peters Sky s.t.
73 Martin Velits Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
74 Jacques Van Rensburg Dimension Data s.t.
75 Michael Gogl Tinkoff s.t.
76 Sindre Lunke Giant-Alpecin s.t.
77 Phil Gaimon Cannondale s.t.
78 Angus Morton Jelly Belly s.t.
79 Adam De Vos Rally s.t.
80 Robert Squire Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
81 John Degenkolb Giant-Alpecin s.t.
82 Koen de Kort Giant-Alpecin s.t.
83 William Barta Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
84 Charles Planet Novo Nordisk s.t.
85 Daniel Jaramillo United Healthcare s.t.
86 Nikolas Maes Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
87 Mark Christian Team Wiggins s.t.
88 Taylor Shelden Jelly Belly s.t.
89 Caleb Fairly Giant-Alpecin s.t.
90 Joe Lewis Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
91 Timo Roosen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
92 Michael Schär BMC s.t.
93 Lars Petter Nordhaug Sky s.t.
94 Lachlan Morton Jelly Belly s.t.
95 Alexey Vermeulen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
96 Julian Alaphilippe Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
97 Ryan Anderson Direct Énergie s.t.
98 Fabrice Jeandesboz Direct Énergie s.t.
99 Maxime Bouet Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
100 Stephen Clancy Novo Nordisk s.t.
101 Danny Pate Rally s.t.
102 David Lozano Novo Nordisk s.t.
103 Michael Thompson Team Wiggins s.t.
104 Christopher Williams Novo Nordisk s.t.
105 Joonas Henttala Novo Nordisk s.t.
106 Christopher Putt Jelly Belly s.t.
107 Jordan Cheyne Jelly Belly s.t.
108 Benjamin Wolfe Jelly Belly s.t.
109 Jonathan Hornbeck Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
110 Bradley Team Wiggins Team Wiggins s.t.
111 Christopher Latham Team Wiggins s.t.
112 Adrien Petit Direct Énergie s.t.
113 Andrei Krasilnikau Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
114 Julián Arredondo Trek-Segafredo s.t.
115 Xabier Zandio Sky s.t.
116 Michael Sheehan Jelly Belly s.t.
117 Geoffrey Curran Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
118 Michael Mørkøv Katusha s.t.
119 Erik Baška Tinkoff +15''
120 Michal Kolár Tinkoff +16''
121 Angelo Tulik Direct Énergie s.t.
122 Ramon Sinkeldam Giant-Alpecin +20''
123 Robert Wagner LottoNL-Jumbo +23''
124 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins +30''
125 Andžs Flaksis Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
126 Nathan Haas Dimension Data +34''
127 Roy Curvers Giant-Alpecin +39''
128 Vladimir Isaichev Katusha s.t.
129 Nikolai Trussov Tinkoff s.t.
130 Will Routley Rally s.t.
131 Jhonatan Restrepo Katusha s.t.
132 Maarten Wynants LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
133 Zdenek Štybar Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
134 Matt Brammeier Dimension Data +53''
135 Oscar Clark Holowesko-Citadel +56''
136 Bryan Nauleau Direct Énergie +1' 12''
137 Bernhard Eisel Dimension Data +1' 14''
138 Alan Marangoni Cannondale +1' 22''
139 Marco Haller Katusha +1' 41''
140 Oscar Gatto Tinkoff +1' 51''
141 Jacob Rathe Jelly Belly +1' 56''
142 Antoine Duchesne Direct Énergie s.t.
143 Dennis van Winden LottoNL-Jumbo +2' 12''
144 Søren Kragh Giant-Alpecin +3' 57''

GC after Stage 1:

1 Peter Sagan Tinkoff 4hr 20min 31sec
2 Wouter Wippert Cannondale @4sec
3 Michael Sheehan Jelly Belly s.t.
4 Dylan Groenewegen LottoNL-Jumbo +6''
5 Daniel Eaton United Healthcare +7''
6 Joonas Henttala Novo Nordisk +8''
7 Bryan Coquard Direct Énergie +10''
8 Martijn Verschoor Novo Nordisk s.t.
9 Niccolò Bonifazio Trek-Segafredo s.t.
10 Ruben Guerreiro Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
11 Tom Boonen Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
12 Jempy Drücker BMC s.t.
13 John Murphy United Healthcare s.t.
14 Andrew Fenn Sky s.t.
15 Danny van Poppel Sky s.t.
16 Neilson Powless Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
17 Tanner Putt United Healthcare s.t.
18 Owain Doull Team Wiggins s.t.
19 Alexander Kristoff Katusha s.t.
20 Marco Canola United Healthcare s.t.
21 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins s.t.
22 Jesse Anthony Rally s.t.
23 Andrea Peron Novo Nordisk s.t.
24 Travis McCabe Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
25 Tao Geoghegan Hart Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
26 Taylor Phinney BMC s.t.
27 Brent Bookwalter BMC s.t.
28 Logan Owen Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
29 Javier Megías Novo Nordisk s.t.
30 Janez Brajkovic United Healthcare s.t.
31 Mark Cavendish Dimension Data s.t.
32 Markel Irizar Trek-Segafredo s.t.
33 Patrick Bevin Cannondale s.t.
34 Mark Renshaw Dimension Data s.t.
35 Kiel Reijnen Trek-Segafredo s.t.
36 Krists Neilands Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
37 Rohan Dennis BMC s.t.
38 Jake Kelly Team Wiggins s.t.
39 Haimar Zubeldia Trek-Segafredo s.t.
40 Christopher Jones United Healthcare s.t.
41 George Bennett LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
42 Gianni Moscon Sky s.t.
43 Pierrick Naud Rally s.t.
44 Peter Stetina Trek-Segafredo s.t.
45 Danilo Wyss BMC s.t.
46 Emerson Oronte Rally s.t.
47 Robin Carpenter Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
48 Vasil Kiryienka Sky s.t.
49 Laurens ten Dam Giant-Alpecin s.t.
50 Juraj Sagan Tinkoff s.t.
51 Rob Britton Rally s.t.
52 Samuel Sánchez BMC s.t.
53 Jurgen Van den Broeck Katusha s.t.
54 Maximiliano Richeze Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
55 Adam Blythe Tinkoff s.t.
56 Lawson Craddock Cannondale s.t.
57 Tiago Machado Katusha s.t.
58 Benjamin King Cannondale s.t.
59 Jasper Stuyven Trek-Segafredo s.t.
60 Andrew Talansky Cannondale s.t.
61 Peter Kennaugh Sky s.t.
62 Greg Van Avermaet BMC s.t.
63 Jacopo Guarnieri Katusha s.t.
64 Gregory Daniel Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
65 Petr Vakoc Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
66 Jonathon Clarke United Healthcare s.t.
67 Romain Sicard Direct Énergie s.t.
68 Toms Skujinš Cannondale s.t.
69 Evan Huffman Rally s.t.
70 Daniel Teklehaimanot Dimension Data s.t.
71 Mike Teunissen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
72 Julien Bernard Trek-Segafredo s.t.
73 Tyler Farrar Dimension Data s.t.
74 Alex Peters Sky s.t.
75 Martin Velits Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
76 Jacques Van Rensburg Dimension Data s.t.
77 Michael Gogl Tinkoff s.t.
78 Sindre Lunke Giant-Alpecin s.t.
79 Phil Gaimon Cannondale s.t.
80 Angus Morton Jelly Belly s.t.
81 Adam De Vos Rally s.t.
82 Robert Squire Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
83 John Degenkolb Giant-Alpecin s.t.
84 Koen de Kort Giant-Alpecin s.t.
85 William Barta Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
86 Charles Planet Novo Nordisk s.t.
87 Daniel Jaramillo United Healthcare s.t.
88 Nikolas Maes Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
89 Mark Christian Team Wiggins s.t.
90 Taylor Shelden Jelly Belly s.t.
91 Caleb Fairly Giant-Alpecin s.t.
92 Joe Lewis Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
93 Timo Roosen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
94 Michael Schär BMC s.t.
95 Lars Petter Nordhaug Sky s.t.
96 Lachlan Morton Jelly Belly s.t.
97 Alexey Vermeulen LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
98 Julian Alaphilippe Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
99 Ryan Anderson Direct Énergie s.t.
100 Fabrice Jeandesboz Direct Énergie s.t.
101 Maxime Bouet Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
102 Stephen Clancy Novo Nordisk s.t.
103 Danny Pate Rally s.t.
104 David Lozano Novo Nordisk s.t.
105 Michael Thompson Team Wiggins s.t.
106 Christopher Williams Novo Nordisk s.t.
107 Christopher Putt Jelly Belly s.t.
108 Jordan Cheyne Jelly Belly s.t.
109 Benjamin Wolfe Jelly Belly s.t.
110 Jonathan Hornbeck Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
111 Bradley Team Wiggins Team Wiggins s.t.
112 Christopher Latham Team Wiggins s.t.
113 Adrien Petit Direct Énergie s.t.
114 Andrei Krasilnikau Holowesko-Citadel s.t.
115 Julián Arredondo Trek-Segafredo s.t.
116 Xabier Zandio Sky s.t.
117 Geoffrey Curran Axeon Hagens Berman s.t.
118 Michael Mørkøv Katusha s.t.
119 Erik Baška Tinkoff +25''
120 Michal Kolár Tinkoff +26''
121 Angelo Tulik Direct Énergie s.t.
122 Ramon Sinkeldam Giant-Alpecin +30''
123 Robert Wagner LottoNL-Jumbo +33''
124 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins +40''
125 Andžs Flaksis Holowesko-Citadel +40''
126 Nathan Haas Dimension Data +44''
127 Roy Curvers Giant-Alpecin +49''
128 Vladimir Isaichev Katusha s.t.
129 Nikolai Trussov Tinkoff s.t.
130 Will Routley Rally s.t.
131 Jhonatan Restrepo Katusha s.t.
132 Maarten Wynants LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
133 Zdenek Štybar Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
134 Matt Brammeier Dimension Data +1' 03''
135 Oscar Clark Holowesko-Citadel +1' 06''
136 Bryan Nauleau Direct Énergie +1' 22''
137 Bernhard Eisel Dimension Data +1' 24''
138 Alan Marangoni Cannondale +1' 32''
139 Marco Haller Katusha +1' 51''
140 Oscar Gatto Tinkoff +2' 01''
141 Jacob Rathe Jelly Belly +2' 05''
142 Antoine Duchesne Direct Énergie +2' 06''
143 Dennis van Winden LottoNL-Jumbo +2' 22''
144 Søren Kragh Giant-Alpecin +4' 07''

Stage 1 map:

Stage 1 map


Start list with back numbers, May 14, 2016

TINKOFF
Directeurs sportifs: SCHEIDECKER Ricardo / VILA ERRANDONEA Patxi
1 Peter SAGAN
2 Erik BASKA
3 Adam BLYTHE
4 Oscar GATTO
5 Michael GOGL
6 Michael KOLAR
7 Juraj SAGAN
8 Nikolay TRUSOV

ETIXX-QUICK STEP
Directeurs sportifs: HOLM Brian / SCHAFFRATH Jan
11 Julian ALAPHILIPPE
12 Tom BOONEN
13 Maxime BOUET
14 Nikolas MAES
15 Ariel Maximiliano RICHEZE
16 Zdenek STYBAR
17 Petr VAKOC
18 Martin VELITS

TEAM SKY
Directeurs sportifs: LANCASTER Brett / RASCH Gabriel
21 Peter KENNAUGH
22 Andrew FENN
23 Vasil KIRYIENKA
24 Gianni MOSCON
25 Lars-Petter NORDHAUG
26 Alex PETERS
27 Danny VAN POPPEL
28 Xabier ZANDIO

TEAM DIMENSION DATA
Directeurs sportifs: ALDAG Rolf / HAMMOND Roger
31 Mark CAVENDISH
32 Matthew BRAMMEIER
33 Bernhard EISEL
34 Tyler FARRAR
35 Nathan HAAS
36 Jacques JANSE VAN RENSBURG
37 Mark RENSHAW
38 Daniel TEKLEHAIMANOT

TEAM KATUSHA
Directeurs sportifs: FLORENCIO CABRE Xavier / SCHMIDT Torsten
41 Alexander KRISTOFF
42 Jacopo GUARNIERI
43 Marco HALLER
44 Vladimir ISAYCHEV
45 Tiago MACHADO
46 Michael MORKOV
47 Jhonatan RESTREPO VALENCIA
48 Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK

BMC RACING TEAM
Directeurs sportifs: PIVA Valerio / STEWART Jackson
51 Brent BOOKWALTER
52 Rohan DENNIS
53 Jean-Pierre DRUCKER
54 Taylor PHINNEY
55 Samuel SANCHEZ
56 Michael SCHÄR
57 Greg VAN AVERMAET
58 Danilo WYSS

TEAM WIGGINS
Directeurs sportifs: COPE Simon / McQUAID Andrew
61 Bradley WIGGINS
62 Mark CHRISTIAN
63 Owain DOULL
64 Jake KELLY
65 Christopher LATHAM
66 Daniel PATTEN
67 Andrew TENNANT
68 Michael THOMPSON

CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING TEAM
Directeurs sportifs: GARATE Juan Manuel / WEGELIUS Charles
71 Andrew TALANSKY
72 Patrick BEVIN
73 Lawson CRADDOCK
74 Phillip GAIMON
75 Benjamin KING
76 Alan MARANGONI
77 Toms SKUJINS
78 Wouter WIPPERT

TREK - SEGAFREDO
Directeurs sportifs: ANDERSEN Kim / MEERSMAN Luc
81 Peter STETINA
82 Julian ARREDONDO
83 Julien BERNARD
84 Niccolo BONIFAZIO
85 Markel IRIZAR
86 Kiel REIJNEN
87 Jasper STUYVEN
88 Haimar ZUBELDIA

DIRECT ENERGIE
Directeurs sportifs: ENGOULVENT Jimmy / GENAUZEAU Benoît
91 Bryan COQUARD
92 Ryan ANDERSON
93 Antoine DUCHESNE
94 Fabrice JEANDESBOZ
95 Brian NAULEAU
96 Adrien PETIT
97 Romain SICARD
98 Angelo TULIK

TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN
Directeurs sportifs: HEIDSTRA Gerben / VISBEEK Aike
101 John DEGENKOLB
102 Soren Kragh ANDERSEN
103 Roy CURVERS
104 Koen DE KORT
105 Caleb FAIRLY
106 Ramon SINKELDAM
107 Sindre SKJOESTAD LUNKE
108 Laurens TEN DAM

TEAM LOTTO NL - JUMBO
Directeurs sportifs: MAASSEN Frans / PLUGGE Richard
111 Dylan GROENEWEGEN
112 George BENNETT
113 Timo ROOSEN
114 Mike TEUNISSEN
115 Dennis VAN WINDEN
116 Alexey VERMEULEN
117 Robert WAGNER
118 Maarten WYNANTS

UNITEDHEALTHCARE
Directeurs sportifs: REDANT Hendrik / TAMAYO Michael
121 Janez BRAJKOVIC
122 Marco CANOLA
123 Jonathan CLARKE
124 Daniel EATON
125 Daniel Alexander JARAMILLO
126 Christopher JONES
127 John MURPHY
128 Tanner PUTT

AXEON HAGENS BERMAN
Directeurs sportifs: LOUDER Jeffry / MERCKX Axel
131 Tao GEOGHEGAN-HART
132 William BARTA
133 Geoffrey CURRAN
134 Gregory DANIEL
135 Ruben GUERREIRO
136 Krists NEILANDS
137 Logan OWEN
138 Neilson POWLESS

JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS
Directeurs sportifs: RICE Matthew / VAN HAUTE Danny
141 Lachlan David MORTON
142 Jordan CHEYNE
143 Angus MORTON
144 Chris PUTT
145 Jacob RATHE
146 Michael SHEEHAN
147 Taylor SHELDON
148 Ben WOLFE

HOLOWESKO CITADEL P/B HINCAPIE
Directeurs sportifs: CRAVEN Thomas / JULICH Bobby
151 Robin CARPENTER
152 Oscar CLARK
153 Andzs FLAKSIS
154 John HORNBECK
155 Andrei KRASILNIKAU
156 Joseph LEWIS
157 Travis MACCABE
158 Rob SQUIRE

TEAM NOVO NORDISK
Directeurs sportifs: CHERKASOV Pavel / DAVIDENKO Vassili
161 Stephen CLANCY
162 Joonas HENTTALA
163 David LOZANO
164 Javier MEGIAS LEAL
165 Andréa PERON
166 Charles PLANET
167 Martijn VERSCHOOR
168 Christopher WILLIAMS

RALLY CYCLING
Directeurs sportifs: MCCARTY Patrick / WOHLBERG Eric
171 Jesse ANTHONY
172 Rob BRITTON
173 Adam DE VOS
174 Evan HUFFMAN
175 Pierrick NAUD
176 Emerson ORONTE
177 Danny PATE
178 William ROUTLEY

Organiser's stage-by-stage route summary:

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2015) - The 2016 Amgen Tour of California, presented by AEG, will kick off this spring in the heart of San Diego for the first time in its 11-year history and conclude in Sacramento, the first time the state capital will host the overall race finish. Competing across nearly 800 miles of quintessential California terrain from May 15-22, the course will lead World Champions, Olympic Medalists, top Tour de France competitors and other elite professional cyclists south to north for only the second time since the race began in 2006, with 12 cities to host starts and finishes along the way.

In addition to the men's event, top professional women cyclists from around the world will converge during the latter half of the race to compete in the Amgen Tour of California Women's Race empowered with SRAM, the most expansive women's event in race history. The race will be the first U.S. event on the first-ever UCI Women's WorldTour (WWT).

"Each edition of the Amgen Tour of California is more challenging and more beautiful than the last, and I'm excited to say that this year will be no exception," said Kristin Klein, president of the Amgen Tour of California and executive vice president of AEG Sports. "With one of the longer courses in race history packed with iconic and fan-favorite locations, the highest caliber of racing on U.S. soil and four days of women's racing, the worldwide audience the Amgen Tour of California continues to attract has something special to look forward to with the 2016 edition."

The Amgen Tour of California is regarded as the most internationally respected and esteemed stage race in the U.S. and one of the largest sporting events in the country.

"The Amgen Tour of California brings the perfect combination of stellar competition, amazing scenery and superior organization," said Bradley Wiggins, the 2014 Amgen Tour of California Champion. "I look forward to returning to the Amgen Tour of California with Team Wiggins to once again take on the top competitors in the sport."

"The Amgen Tour of California is an important race on the world cycling calendar because it attracts the best in the sport," said long-time professional cyclist Jens Voigt, who will be returning as an Amgen Tour of California Ambassador for the second year. "It's always a thrill to race (and cheer on the race) in such a beautiful place as California, and I'm proud to continue my role with the race. The outpouring of fans really makes it one of the best sporting experiences in the world."

Stage 1 - San Diego, May 15, 2016 
The Amgen Tour of California has entered North San Diego County twice before, but for the first time, the race will reach the heart of the city with Stage 1's start and finish on the water near Mission Bay and downtown San Diego.

Stage 2 - South Pasadena to Santa Clarita, May 16, 2016 
Stage 2 will begin in first-time Host City South Pasadena, with much of the race contested in the Angeles National Forest, ending with the stage conclusion in veteran Host City Santa Clarita. Of the 2016 lineup, Santa Clarita has the distinction of having hosted the most stages (11).

Stage 3 - Thousand Oaks to Santa Barbara County, May 17, 2016 
As well as serving as a popular training ground for professional and weekend cyclists alike, Thousand Oaks is home to biotechnology company Amgen, the race's title sponsor since its inception. The day will conclude with a thrilling, first-time mountaintop finish at Gibraltar Road that has been 11 years in the making (road conditions precluded the oft-requested finish until this year).

Stage 4 - Morro Bay to Monterey County, May 18, 2016 
Racing on Highway 1 south to north, this stage will highlight two first-time hosts this year, Morro Bay and Monterey County. The riveting and technical race day conclusion will be at a venue known for speed - the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, host to auto and motorcycle racing at the highest level.

Stage 5 - Lodi to South Lake Tahoe, May 19, 2016 
From here out, the four-day women's race will run in conjunction with the men's, including the same start and finish cities except for this day, when the women begin and end in South Lake Tahoe. Lodi welcomed the 2015 Amgen Tour of California and is back for a second round with a men's stage start this year. South Lake Tahoe hosted a successful two days of the Amgen Tour of California Women's Race last year, and this will be the first of the four-day women's race. Featuring a long day of climbing, the stage will reach the highest elevation ever mounted by the race: 8,600 feet.

Stage 6 - Folsom Individual Time Trial & Women's Team Time Trial, May 20, 2016 
The men's individual time trial returns to Folsom where Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins dominated en route to his 2014 overall Amgen Tour of California victory. The women will compete in a team time trial on the same course.

Stage 7 - Santa Rosa, May 21, 2016 
In 2006, the world took notice as record crowds flooded downtown to watch the race roar into Santa Rosa for a spectacular finish. This year's stage will incorporate a portion of the uber popular Levi's GranFondo, with the men and women competing on different courses.

Stage 8 - Sacramento, May 22, 2016 
As an 8-time host, Sacramento has seen some of the most exciting stages and race moments, and will up the ante for 2016 with the grand finale of both the men's and women's races for the first time.