Final KM: Amgen Tour of California St5, ATOC Women St1

We’ve got twice the California action today. Both the men and the women races climbed up into the Sierra Nevada for a Lake Tahoe, heavenly showdown.

Tour of California, Stage 5, Lodi to South Lake Tahoe, 212km

Toms Skujins (Cannondale) took a sublime win at the Heavenly Mountain resort. Getting the jump on his break companions Adam de Vos (Rally Cycling) and Sky’s Xabier Zandio and really, REALLY enjoying his victory #WeLoveThat. Race leader Julian Alaphillipe (Etixx-Quick Step) finished safely in the bunch, still holding 22secs going into the time trial on stage 6.

Highlights…

Toms Skujins #CapsNotHats and cheeky grin

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Tour of California WE, Stage 1, South Lake Tahoe to South Lake Tahoe, 117km

The mighty Boels Dolman team took this race by the scruff of the neck in the final kilometres and Megan Guarnier finished it off. The American champion crossed the line 4secs ahead of Wiggle High5’s Emma Johansson. Kristin Armstrong (Twenty16-Bikerider) won the sprint from a small group to claim the last podium spot.

Short highlights…

Full 30 mins of action here 

The tweet that says it all about Dame Sarah Storey’s day…

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As usual the Voxwomen team have the racing covered, so don’t forget to follow them on Twitter. Fun feature for this race …

Links: Official site for Amgen Tour of California, Twitter

Featured Image:  ©GettyImages/Chris Graythen

 

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