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May 12/19 21:26 pm - Tour of California: Stage 1

Posted by Editoress on 05/12/19

Sagan Claims 17th Amgen Tour of California Stage Win

The 2019 Amgen Tour of California kicked off with BORA-hansgrohe's three-time World Champion Peter Sagan claiming his 17th California stage win by a wheel over US Cycling National Team's Travis McCabe.
Continuing to grow his Tour of California stage win record, Sagan also took the early lead in the Sprint competition.

The final metres of the race's 10th visit to Sacramento were neck and neck with Sagan and McCabe, who is celebrated his 30th birthday on the day. Sagan placed second twice before on this finish behind Mark Cavendish in 2015 and 2016.



Stage 1 photo gallery


Third on the stage was Maximilian Walscheid (Team Sunweb), which set a blazing tempo around the Capitol Circuits to get him in prime position for the final sprint.

"We will see here day by day how it's going…," said Sagan. "I had stopped [winning] for one year, last year I didn't win, but I am very happy that I could catch another one. If I can continue like this, it's gonna be nice to hold some record here in the [Amgen] Tour of California."

Stage 1 was an 88.9-mile (143 km) ride beginning and ending in the shadow of the State Capitol Building, with a three-circuit finish.

"I felt great, I thought I was closing in on him [Sagan]; I had to come from four or five wheels back … I can't be more happy with second place; losing to a World Champion is not a bad thing," said McCabe.

An early breakaway of four dwindled to two following the intermediate Sprint in Winters, including 21-year-old Tyler Stites (US National Team), who is making his Amgen Tour of California debut after finishing third on the final stage and fifth overall at the recent Tour of the Gila. Stites will wear the TAG Heuer Best Young Rider Jersey tomorrow. The last rider standing before being reabsorbed by the peloton as it returned to the city center was Charles Planet (Team Novo Nordisk), a team of athletes with diabetes, earning him the day's Breakaway from Cancer® Most Courageous Rider Jersey.

Top Canadian was Hugo Houle (Astana Pro Team) finishing 34th at 4 seconds back.


Stage 1: Sacramento to Sacramento, 143 km
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) BORA-hansgrohe 3:14:10
2 Travis McCabe (USA) US National Team
3 Maximilian Richard Walscheid (Ger) Team Sunweb
4 Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) Team Ineos
5 Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep
6 Owain Doull (GBr) Team Ineos all s.t.
7 John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo 0:04
8 Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain-Merida
9 Erik Baska (Svk) BORA-hansgrohe
10 Jasper Philipsen (Bel) UAE Team Emirates
11 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk
12 Danny van Poppel (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
13 Miguel Bryon (USA) US National Team
14 Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data
15 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
16 Szymon Sajnok (Pol) CCC Team
17 Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe
18 Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates
19 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
20 Michael Hernandez (USA) US National Team
21 Rui Oliveira (Por) UAE Team Emirates
22 Gavin Mannion (USA) Rally UHC Cycling
23 George Bennett (NZl) Team Jumbo-Visma
24 Davide Ballerini (Ita) Astana Pro Team
25 Neilson Powless (USA) Team Jumbo-Visma
26 Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Ineos
27 David de la Cruz Melgarde (Esp) Team Ineos
28 Brandon McNulty (USA) Rally UHC Cycling
29 Lawson Craddock (USA) EF Education First
30 Sondre Enger (Nor) Israel Cycling Academy
31 Tyler Stites (USA) US National Team
32 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) EF Education First
33 João Almeida (Por) Hagens Berman Axeon
34 Hugo Houle (Can) Astana Pro Team
35 Gijs van Hoecke (Bel) CCC Team
36 Steff Cras (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
37 Nathan Haas (Aus) Katusha-Alpecin
38 Rob Britton (Can) Rally UHC Cycling
39 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
40 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo
41 Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Ineos
42 Maximiliano A. Richeze (Arg) Deceuninck-QuickStep
43 Fabio Jakobsen (Ned) Deceuninck-QuickStep
44 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin
45 Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo
46 José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin
47 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Ineos
48 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Esp) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
49 Jesper Hansen (Den) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
50 Keegan Swirbel (USA) US National Team
51 Alex Hoehn (USA) US National Team
52 Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education First
53 Cees Bol (Ned) Team Sunweb
54 Cristian Muñoz Lancheros (Col) UAE Team Emirates
55 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Bahrain-Merida
56 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
57 Rodrigo Contreras Pinzon (Col) Astana Pro Team
58 Toms Skujins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo
59 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Deceuninck-QuickStep
60 Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First
61 Leonardo Basso (Ita) Team Ineos
62 Alex Cataford (Can) Israel Cycling Academy
63 Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling
64 Jonas Gregaard Wilsly (Den) Astana Pro Team
65 Alex Howes (USA) EF Education First
66 Péter Kusztor (Hun) Team Novo Nordisk
67 Ivan Garcia Cortina (Esp) Bahrain-Merida
68 Michael Schär (Sui) CCC Team
69 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Dimension Data
70 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team
71 Floris de Tier (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma
72 Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep
73 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo
74 Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) CCC Team
75 Lachlan Morton (Aus) EF Education First
76 Ben King (USA) Dimension Data
77 Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain-Merida all s.t.
78 Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:15
79 Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk
80 Edward Anderson (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon
81 Tim Declercq (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
82 Evan Huffman (USA) Rally UHC Cycling
83 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) UAE Team Emirates
84 Louis Meintjes (RSA) Dimension Data
85 David Lozano Riba (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk
86 Jhon Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
87 Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
88 Will Barta (USA) CCC Team
89 Roy Goldstein (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
90 Simon Geschke (Ger) CCC Team
91 Matteo Badilatti (Sui) Israel Cycling Academy
92 Mathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
93 Matteo Fabbro (Ita) Katusha-Alpecin
94 Samuel Boardman (USA) US National Team
95 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb
96 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk
97 Kasper Asgreen (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep
98 Felix Großschartner (Aut) BORA-hansgrohe
99 Sam Brand (GBr) Team Novo Nordisk all s.t.
100 Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 0:21
101 Pawel Bernas (Pol) CCC Team
102 Michael Rice (Aus) Hagens Berman Axeon
103 Jonathan Brown (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon
104 Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Israel Cycling Academy
105 Guy Sagiv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
106 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Bahrain-Merida all s.t.
107 Jay Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data 0:26
108 Nigel Ellsay (Can) Rally UHC Cycling s.t.
109 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data 0:30
110 Casper Phillip Pedersen (Den) Team Sunweb s.t.
111 Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin 0:33
112 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Sunweb
113 Daniel Oss (Ita) BORA-hansgrohe
114 Taylor Phinney (USA) EF Education First all s.t.
115 Cole Davis (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon 0:44
116 Ian Garrison (USA) Hagens Berman Axeon s.t.
117 Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:45
118 Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma s.t.
119 Juraj Sagan (Svk) BORA-hansgrohe 0:51
120 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) UAE Team Emirates s.t.
121 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Bahrain-Merida 0:54
122 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:56
123 Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Team Sunweb s.t.
124 Timo Roosen (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:59
125 Hamish Schreurs (NZl) Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
126 Mikkel Bjerg (Den) Hagens Berman Axeon 2:02
127 Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo s.t.
128 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data 2:07
129 Oscar Gatto (Ita) BORA-hansgrohe 3:29
130 Michael Storer (Aus) Team Sunweb 4:20
131 Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Astana Pro Team s.t.
132 Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk 5:31


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