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Matthew Goss Races to the Finish to Capture Stage 8 Win and Team Garmin-Cervelo Takes Overall Team Competition for Second Consecutive Year
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (May 22, 2011) – Chris Horner (USA) of Team RadioShack crossed the finish line of the last stage of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California in Westlake Village with an overall time of 23 hours, 46 minutes and 41 seconds, capturing the Amgen Race Leader Jersey and solidifying his place at the top of the podium, while Matthew Goss (AUS) of HTC-Highroad won the final stage. Horner’s teammate Levi Leipheimer (USA), a three-time winner of America’s biggest race, finished second overall only 38 seconds back, while Thomas Danielson (USA) of Team Garmin-Cervelo, finished two minutes and 12 seconds behind to claim third place.
Team RadioShack's Chris Horner Retains the Lead After the Longest Stage of the Race
PASO ROBLES, Calif. (May 19, 2011) - With the sun shining and an enthusiastic crowd cheering, 21-year-old Peter Sagan (SVK) of Liquigas-Cannondale raced across the finish line, narrowly beating Leigh Howard (AUS) of HTC-Highroad and Ben Swift (GBR) of Sky Procycling, who placed second and third, respectively, to clinch the Stage 5 win during the 2011 Amgen Tour of California in a time of five hours, 16 minutes and three seconds. The longest stage of this year's race, the 135.1-mile route was originally intended to travel along California's iconic Highway 1, but had to be modified last month when landslides blocked the road after late winter storms. The new route tested the riders' endurance and delivered a spectacular sprint to the finish in Paso Robles, Calif., after winding its way through one of the most beautiful stages in the history of the race.
The Breakaway Mile is a special walk of 150 community members including cancer survivors, patients, caregivers, and advocates. Prior to the professional finish of Stage 5 of the Amgen Tour of California, the Breakaway Mile crosses the finish line to honor the millions of cancer survivors worldwide and celebrates scientific innovations.
Stage 2 Start Now Scheduled for 12:15 p.m. PT in Nevada City, California
Nevada City, Calif. (May 16, 2011) – Due to uncertain weather and road conditions, race organizers have determined that the best way to ensure a complete course for Stage 2 of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California is to move the official start to 12:15 p.m. PT today to a location on Broad Street in Nevada City, California. Today’s start was originally scheduled to take place in Squaw Valley, California.
Read more: Stage 2 Start Moved to Nevada City
Seaside and Paso Robles to Remain as Start and Finish Host Cities for Stage on May 19; the Route Between the Cities will be Modified Due to Closures Along Highway 1
LOS ANGELES (May 3, 2011) – Due to closure of segments of California Highway 1, the route for May 19th's Stage 5 of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California will be modified, it was announced today by AEG, presenter of the eight-day road race. Four recent rock and mudslides along Highway 1 have closed the coastal road, necessitating an inland route between Seaside and Paso Robles. The sixth-annual Amgen Tour of California, which will feature a world-class field of competitors, will take place from May 15 – 22.
Read more: Updated Stage 5 Route Details Announcement