Riding Off the Front WTOC12
The final stage of the Women's Tour of California featured a twenty lap circuit race through the streets of Sacramento. The course was the same as the final section of what the men would ride after their ride along the Sacramento River. With a flat course and only six turns per lap, it was going to take an extreme effort to ride away from the peloton. Perhaps it would take a miracle or a disaster to stay away. One of the attempts to fly off the front was launched by Amber Neben (Bepink). She did managed to prize out ten or twenty seconds, but like others before her, she was soon back with the ladies of the peloton.