Starting Off the Week TOC19-1
Normally, I like to spend May painting the Giro d'Italia, but I am a little too busy with mutliple projects to devote three weeks to one of the great Grand Tours. So I am delighted to be able to focus my attention on the Amgen Tour of California, the biggest professional cycling event in the North America. Despite the surity of a sprint finish on the flat roads around Sacramento, these four decided to give a break away a try. Laurens De Vreese (Astana), Charles Planet (Team Novo Nordisk), Michael Schar (CCC) and Tyler Stites (Team USA) build a lead of nearly two minutes, however after the first intermediate sprint the group began to fall apart.