Thats a wrap.
The 2016 Amgen Tour of California has ended and so has our coverage of the event. Stage 8 started and finished in the capital of California, Sacramento. The riders set out on a fairly flat course for the day adopting what is normal for grand tours in that the final stage is really for the sprinters while the general classification is not under direct threat. Mark Cavendish took the sprint in the mens field followed Peter Sagan and Alexander Kristoff.
The women’s field completed a 70 km circuit race around the downtown of Sacramento. In the end Kristen Wild beat out Lisa Brennauer and Marianne Vos in the sprint to the line.
What we love most about the the Tour of California is that it brings big racing to America and that we all get a glimpse at what it really takes to succeed in the big time. In the eleven years the race has been held it has gotten better with time and has become fixed in the mind of cyclist and non cyclist alike. There is only one race that hosts the major pros here in the states now that the US Pro Challenge is no longer. This endears the race to American cyclist and has placed all the expectations of international professional cycling squarely on the shoulders of the Tour of California. Hope the coming years continue to attract and support big name cyclist here in the states.
Thanks for following along on this great Tour of California.