Froome initiated an end-of-stage battle with two accelerations near the five kilometers-to-go mark, but on both occasions, Alberto Contador was able to keep his pace, so the yellow jersey wearer slowed down and allowed the six-man group ahead to contest the stage.
We had wind, we had hail, we had lightening, and we had snow. You name it, we had it.
The only thing we didn’t have was a tornado.
It’s the one month count down to the Tour de France, and fans are looking to see how the top riders flesh it out prior to the big Tour this July.
“The plans will identify safety and mobility enhancements that can encourage more walking and bicycling in these eight communities,” and will guide the County’s efforts to create Complete Streets and identify priority roads and links for improving/enhancing bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, according to the plan’s website.
“Oh Lord, Good Lord, have mercy Lord,” he continues, “I’m going to hurt one of them one of these days, I can’t help it, I’m gonna’ do it,” said the driver, Keith Maddox.
The end of the Amgen Tour of California brings to light the stunning resurrection of British Sky Team rider Bradley Wiggins to the forefront of professional cycling since he almost but disappeared from pro cycling competition in 2013.
“I am very happy for this victory, and for the good work of my team because [they]were pulling on the front from the start until the finish. Yeah, it was a very big stage for us,” said the Slovakian road champion in the post-race press conference.
Photographer Lynn Ingram spends some time with the United Healthcare Team at the Tour of California. See her behind-the-scenes shots.
“Sometimes you just have a voice inside you that says go,” said Phinney. “It just got more and more painful as I went on but I knew that if I made it, it would be worth it, and it definitely, definitely was. It’s the best way to win, to win like that.”
The mercury and the pavement went up and down, but mostly up, as young Will Routley, King of the Mountain’s leader looked like the freshest rider in today’s long break, winning not only ALL three KOM’s, but also Stage 4’s final sprint!