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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.

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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.

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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.

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