Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tour of California Stage 3

Thor Hushovd (Cervélo TestTeam) took the win on a cold and wet day in California. The big climb of the day up Sierra Road came within the first 10km, followed by some twisty up and down sections until Patterson Pass. The second half of the race was fast and flat, and was always going to come down to a sprint finish. Big Thor's Cervélo teammates gave him the perfect leadout, with fast man Mark Cavendish (Columbia-High Road) battling to get to the front of the race and only finishing 4th.
The main contenders all finished safely in the bunch, so no changes to the GC, although race leader, Levi Leipheimer (Astana) had a moment after crashing into a teammate. However a quick bike change, and a tow from his teammates saw him safely back in the peleton.

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