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LIVE STREAM: 2017 Amgen Tour of California Route Revealed
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Peter Sagan and Mount Baldy return for the 2017 Amgen Tour of California

The 2017 the Amgen Tour Of California route has been revealed.

The Queen Stage from Ontario will feature a dramatic climax with the 26 mile climb of Mount Baldy. This stage will also allow amateur riders to test their mettle on L’Etape du California Gran Fondo which will precede the professional race on May 18th.

Two times World Champion and 2015 Tour of California winner Peter Sagan will return.

 
Alaphilippe wins Tour of California as Mark Cavendish sprints to final stage victory
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Alaphilippe wins Tour of California as Mark Cavendish sprints to final stage victory

Mark Cavendish won a richly deserved stage, beating both Sagan and Kristoff by two bike lengths.

Julian Alaphilippe sprinted to 11th place, and so he won his first ever stage race with a 21-second advantage over Rohan Dennis (BMC). Brent Bookwalter was 22 seconds further adrift in third.

Sagan won the points competition and Evan Huffman (Rally) was the best climber. Neilson Powless (Axeon) lost time due to the late crash but still won the white jersey. BMC took a dominant win in the teams classification.

Stage report, results, photos and video highlights.

 
Alexander Kristoff wins King Stage in bunch sprint as Alaphilippe holds onto Yellow Jersey
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Alexander Kristoff wins King Stage in bunch sprint as Alaphilippe holds onto Yellow Jersey

The King Stage of the Tour of California saw race leader Alaphilppe chasing down several attacks including Rohan Dennis (BMC). 

Peter Sagan attacked the breakaway but sat up with 14 miles to go and joined the peleton for a bunch sprint.

Team Katusha lead Kristoff out to take the bunch sprint by a tire width over Sagan.

Report, results, photos and video highlights

 
Rohan Dennis wins Time Trial as Alaphilippe holds onto Yellow Jersey
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Rohan Dennis wins Time Trial as Alaphillipe holds onto Yellow Jersey

Rohan Dennis set the fastest time 24m 16". 17 seconds faster than Andrew Talansky. Alaphilippe finished in a a time of 25m 1 secs to stay in the yellow jersey in front of Rohan Dennis by just 16 seconds.

It looks as if BMC will have to attack Alaphilippe on Stage 7, the King Stage inspired by Levi's Gran Fondo.

Report, results and photos.

 
Toms Skujins (Cannondale) wins Stage 5 up to South Lake Tahoe in the Tour of California
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Toms Skujins (Cannondale) wins Stage 5 up to South Lake Tahoe in the Tour of California

24 year old Latvian Toms Skujins (Cannondale) outsprinted Adam de Vos (Rally Cycling) ahead of Xabier Zandio (Sky).

BMC and Trek-Segofredo worked hard to bring the breakway back but to no avail.

The three rode ahead of an 16 man breakaway that managed to stay away from the peleton until the final mile.

Reports, results and photos.