Tour of California Coverage:
Mark Cavendish had bookend stage wins in the Amgen Tour of California. Sir Bradley Wiggins had only one. But, Wiggins' second-stage victory and course management over the following six stages was enough to win his first Amgen Tour of California.
As has happened in almost every stage this tour, several riders tried their hand at running from the field, but the best of the best said not today.
Curling himself into an aerodynamic force, American Taylor Phinney rocketed away from the field down a steep descent and breezed to the Amgen Tour of California stage five win in Santa Barbara.
A group of six riders broke away from the pack early and were never caught during stage four of the Amgen Tour of California Wednesday.
A breakaway melted the will of most of the competitors in stage three of the Amgen Tour of California cycling race. The man leading the breakaway didn't exactly get what he was hoping for at the finish line.
Cyclist Alison Powers talks about the women’s stages of the Amgen Tour of California. Sacramento Bee columnist Marcos Breton speculates about the career horizon for Mayor Kevin Johnson. And, a performance by concert pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski.
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