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Amgen Tour of Califronia Stage 2 preview along with Stage 1 results and standings

Posted May 17 2010 8:20am

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After winning yesterday's opening stage of the Amgen Tour of California Mark Cavendish of HTC-Columbia will be in yellow to start stage two which goes from Davis to Santa Rosa, California.

The 110-mile stage will feature two circuits of downtown Davis before hitting the open road.

According to CBS13.com :

"Mark Cavendish of HTC-Columbia will be wearing the yellow leader's jersey during the grueling trek into the hills via Highway 128, dubbed "Cardiac Hill," before the racers head through Napa County and finally ending up in Santa Rosa.

Levi Leipheimer, the winner of the previous three Tour of California races and two stages in the Tour de France, is a resident of Santa Rosa and is expected to challenge the leaders when the race reaches his hometown."

Lance Armstrong, who is supporting his teammate Levi Leipheimer, finished 66th on the day and twitted after the race, "I was blown away by the amount of spectators along the route - impressive! Congrats to Cav."

Check out the sprint finish and crash at the end of stage 1 below:

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Tour of California Top Ten GC Overall riders:

1. Mark Cavendish HTC-Columbia

2. Jose Haedo Juan Team Saxo Bank 

3. Alexander Kristoff BMC Racing Team

4. Robert Hunter Garmin-Transitions

5. Jonathan Cantwell Fly V Australia

6. Marcus Burghardt BMC Racing Team

7. Guillaume Boivin

8. Andreas Stauff Quick Step

9. Nikolas Maes Quick Step 1

10. Thomas Leezer Rabobank

ATOC Stage Two Map and elevations:

Stage2map


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