The Amgen Tour of California visited Sacramento for the sixth time in nine years. Sixteen teams with 128 world-class riders are participating in this year's tour.
Stage 1, a 120 mile route traveled north along the Sacramento River, turned east to Lincoln and Auburn, and southeast on Hwy 49 to Cool and El Dorado Hills, before returning to Sacramento on the Jackson Highway.
The race ended with three circuit laps of two miles around the State Capitol and Mid-Town.
Nasty 20+ mph head and cross winds made for a challenging day for the riders. It was reported that one of the light-weight riders was blown into a ditch on the Jackson Highway.
To view the race album, click on "2014 Amgen Tour of California Stage 1" below photo:
|From 2014 Amgen Tour of California Stage 1|