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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I got to watch today's stage of the Tour of California. Incredible race. Tomorrow's stage matters. But I can't watch (sketchy phone internet at the lake). Can someone please post results and any fun intrigue chasing time bonuses.

Sagan within 2 seconds! All those intermediate time bonuses will determine the winner unless he wins the stage. Amgen has to be happy with the suspense. I wish I could watch. Hopefully one of you will watch and share the results.

Eric
post #2 of 9
What an epic ride from Sagan. Incredible he could hang with the climbers up that mountain.

I was there at the GMR KOM and watched them come by both directions.

I have my TiVo set up and I'll watch later today. I'll provide feedback later today
post #3 of 9
Wow, probably the best TOC.

At least the best finish ever to the race.

Last stage was epic for a boring flat stage. Tinkoff worked their ass off controlling breaks and the intermediate Sprint although usually boring was a classic. Sagan gained 1 second because because he took second but third was the French kid not allowing Peter to gain a tie.

The final Sprint was pure heart and desire. Sagan BARELY got third but it was enough to take overall lead and take yellow.

Tinkoff and Sagan were awesome today!!
post #4 of 9

It was great how they did not immediately know who won the overall race. It took a photo finish to show that Sagan came in third today by 2 mm which gave him a 4 second bonus and meant he won by 3 seconds after 8 days and 724 miles of racing. Adding to the excitement this year was that the yellow jersey was worn by 5 different riders during the race. (edited to take a second off the times)

 

See http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/news/86/90/SAGAN-TAKES-DRAMATIC-WIN-IN-THE-CLOSEST-FINISH-EVER-AT-THE-AMGEN-TOUR-OF-CALIFORNIA-CHAMPIONSHIP-OF-8-DAY-724-MILE-RACE-CAME-DOWN-TO-SECONDS-AND-MILLIMETERS for Press Release.


Edited by tseeb - 5/18/15 at 7:02am
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Oh my! I wish I could have seen that. Thanks for the updates.
Eric
post #6 of 9

One tire width for third and the overall win, Eric. 

post #7 of 9
Sagan was incredible. It's time he declared a major. He won't ever be a dominate sprinter. He showed he could be a gc guy, but he's got to loose some weight. Wonder what he'll do?

Mike
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post

Sagan was incredible. It's time he declared a major. He won't ever be a dominate sprinter. He showed he could be a gc guy, but he's got to loose some weight. Wonder what he'll do?

Mike


It's a pleasure to watch his bike skillz.  I have great respect for him.  We'll see if he can go that route..it would be interesting to watch.

post #9 of 9
Classics guy unless he losses upper body mass. The young French guy though, he's got potential.
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