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Alaphillipe wins Tour of California Queen Stage up Gibraltar Road
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Alaphillipe wins Tour of California Queen Stage up Gibraltar Road

Julian Alaphillipe (Etixx - Quick Step) attacked reminents of the peleton on the upper slopes of Gibraltar Road to chase down Peter Stetina (Trek-Segafredo) on the final kilometre of the climb.

He caught Stetina with 350m to go. Stetina tried to keep on Alaphillipe's wheel but Alaphillipe went again and took the stage ahead of Stetina and Powless.

Stage report, results and highlights.

 
Ben King (Cannondale) wins stage 2 of the Tour of California after a long breakaway
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Ben King (Cannondale) wins stage 2 of the Tour of California after a long breakaway

The 2nd stage from South Pasadena to Santa Clarita was 92 miles with over 11,000 feet of climbing.

On the second climb of the day, up Upper Big Tujunca Canyon, a break of 4 riders Evan Huffman (Rally), Benjamin King (Cannondale), Sindre Lunke (Giant-Team Alpecin), William Barta (Axeon Hagens Berman) formed after 32 miles.

Huffman and King managed to stay away all day, with only 8 seconds back to the peleton on the finish line where King outsprinted his surviving breakaway companion Huffman.

Report, results, photos and video highlights.

 
Peter Sagan Sprints to Stage 1 win in the Tour of California
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Peter Sagan Sprints to Stage 1 win in the Tour of California

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) came from behind to overtake Wouter Wippert (Cannondale) and Dylan Grownewegen (Lotto Jumbo) in an amazing display of sprinting speed and power.

7 riders went away in a long break in the 108 mile stage, but all were reeled in with 2 miles to go.

Report, photos and results from Stage 1 of the 2016 Tour of California.

 
Dimension Data And Team Dimension Data To Test New Technology Solutions At Tour Of California
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Dimension Data And Team Dimension Data To Test New Technology Solutions At Tour Of California

During the eight-day stage race, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders will generate data including heart rate, speed, power, cadence, and position within the peloton. This data will be captured via a Dimension Data tracking solution.

The raw data will be transmitted to Dimension Data's cloud where it will be analyzed to provide insights through speed and group comparisons across different parts of the route, and shared via social media including Twitter. The solution is an example of Dimension Datas ability to combine Internet of Things and cloud technology with data analytics, in order to drive a revolutionary outcome in the world of professional cycling.

The Tour of California starts this Sunday May 15th.

 
Tour Of California - Cycling Fans Guide and Preview
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Tour Of California - Cycling Fans Guide and Preview

The 2016 Tour of California includes world champions, olympic medalists, hopefuls and a Tour de France champion in an All-Star Lineup that includes Sagan, Wiggins, Cavendish, Degenkolb, Kristoff and Alaphilippe.

Preparing to face-off over a 782-mile course from Southern to Northern California May 15-22, are 144 cyclists (18 teams), and the most ever WorldTour teams.

Here's our guide to the teams, favourites, stages, TV schedule(s), Tour Tracker Apps and Preview Video.