Citadel of Namur (via cyclephotos │cyclocross photograpy » World Cup #5 – Namur)
The final stage of the 2012 Tour of California saw, you guessed it Peter Sagan taking his 5th win out of 8. Rabobank’s Robert Gesink finished safely within the bunch to take the overal and in doing so becomes only the 2nd Non-American to win The Tour Of California, Garmin’s Dave Zabriskie finished 2nd (46” back) & teammate Tom Danielson rounded out the top 3, 54” back.
What a great ride from Rabobanks Robert Gesink up Mt Baldy in the Tour of California to take the win and the yellow jersey all but claiming the overall.
Special mention though for the little Colombian in the background with his head down, Jhon Atapuma (Colombia-Coldeportes) was part of the early break along with Radioshack’s Chris Horner and managed to stay on Gesinks wheel right up to the finish. It was a strong day for the Colombia-Coldeportes squad as Fabio Duarte finished 3rd behind Atapuma
Garmin-Barracuda’s Dave Zabriskie picked up the win in the Tour of California’s TT last night and in the process took over the leaders jersey by 39” ahead of Rabobank’s Robert Gesink & 1’10” ahead of United Healthcare’s Rory Sutherland, previous race leader Peter Sagan lost over 3 minutes but still hopes to go for his 5th stage win in tomorrows stage to Big Bear Lake.