Monday, May 16, 2016

Tour of California, Stage 1: Got Anything Left?

After the final intermediate sprint, Oscar Clark (Holowesko/Citadel) but in a hard acceleration which only Jacob Rathe (Jelly Belly) and Daniel Patten (Team Wiggins) could follow.  Clark and Rathe soon shucked Patten and the pair pushed on in hopes of staying away from the closing peloton.  With the big teams and their fast men looking for a victory in the opening stage of the Tour of California, it was unlikely the pair had much of a chance.  With Rathe looking to see if Clark had anything left in his legs, it was almost a forgone conclusion the the pair would soon feel the wind of the passing peloton.  However Clark had done enough on the day to claim the first Polka Dot jersey of best climber.

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