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.
Joe Dombrowski of Bontrager-Livestrong after climbing up Mt. Baldy in Stage 7 of The Tour Of California.
Great shot from Emily Maye.
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
What a win from AG2R’s Sylvain Georges, the Frenchman won after being the lone survivor of the days break after all but 1.5KM in the attack. Liquigas’ Peter Sagan took the bunch sprint for 2nd and consolidates his lead in the sprint standings, as Dave Z stays in Yellow for the queen stage upto Mt Baldy tomorrow.
Photo via Steephill
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.
Whilst Sagan was winning his 4th stage in a row it was a hard day in the saddle for soon to be retiring Robbie McEwen and Argos-Shimano’s Marcel Kittel who finished 106th & 117th respectively.
Really hope McEwen manages to contest the final sprint in LA seeing as this is his last race and Sundays stage will be his final stage before he retires