The Amgen Tour of California is moving on from the Sacramento Region after two days of dramatic finishes.
In Monday afternoon's time trial through Folsom, Rohan Dennis of Garmin-Sharp went early and led the time trial for much of the afternoon. But, Bradley Wiggins of team SKY started late and blew past Rohan's time by 44 seconds.
Afterward, Rohan told NBCSN, "I worked hard for this. It's my goal to win the time trial. It takes a bit of pressure off the next two days."
Wiggins takes the overall lead heading into stage three in San Jose. That leg features 10,000-feet in climbs. Stage four has three climbs totally 2500 feet.
In the women's second -and-final stage- Alison Powers took the honors and a large stuffed black bear that she's had her eye on for two years. She's named the bear..."Bear."
"It means a lot. I've been on the podium twice and seen the winner give the bear each time and had instant jealousy. To be able to get the bear now, I'm super excited about."
This was the first year the women raced in two stages of the Amgen Tour.
4:29 P.M. Bradley Wiggins won the men's race in Folsom Monday.
12:03 P.M. Alison Powers received the best time for the women's time trial race in Stage 2 of Amgen Tour of California.
11:36 A.M. The women's time trial has begun.
7:30 A.M. Stage 2 of Amgen Tour of California starts at 1 p.m. in Folsom Monday.
Stage 1 of the tour ended with lots of excitement after three riders broke away from the field, setting up a sprint to the finish between John Degenkolb and Mark Cavendish.
For those hoping to watch Monday's events, read closures and parking information from The City of Folsom website:
- The 12.5-mile route will begin and finish in Folsom's Historic District. A start on Sutter Street will be followed by a turn onto Riley and a short downhill run onto the Rainbow Bridge and over the American River. The route will then turn north on Folsom Auburn Road toward Folsom Lake. A right turn onto Folsom Lake Crossing will take the riders past California's second oldest prison. A turn onto Green Valley will lead the riders to a 180-degree turn back over the same route to finish downtown.
- Amateurs 10 a.m. (50 riders, one-minute interval starts)
- Professional Women 11:10 a.m. (20 riders, one-minute interval starts)
- Professional Men 1:05 p.m. (128 riders, one-minute interval starts)
Course will be closed starting 9 a.m. to 4 30 p.m., Monday, May 12
- Rainbow Bridge & Folsom Lake Crossing
- Lake Natoma Crossing limited to one lane per direction
- Folsom-Auburn Road limited to one southbound lane (no northbound traffic)
- Riley St. closed between Sutter and Leidesdorff
- Sutter and Leidesdorff closed between Folsom Blvd and Scott St
- Reading, Decatur and Wool closed between Figueroa and Leidesdorff
- East Natoma St closed between Folsom Lake Crossing and Blue Ravine
- Green Valley Road closed between the County line and East Natoma St.
Parking and more race information here.
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