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2015 Amgen Tour of Calif. | Stage 3 Highlights, 2015

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Stage 3 Highlights, 2015

May 12, 2015 – Stage 3

Jersey Winners

  • Amgen Leader Jersey – Toms Skujins (LAT), Hincapie Racing Team (USA)
  • Lexus King of the Mountain (KOM) Jersey – Toms Skujins (LAT), Hincapie Racing Team (USA)
  • Visit California Sprint Jersey – Mark Cavendish (GBR), Etixx – Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team (BEL) – Note, this is Cavendish’s third day receiving the sprint jersey
  • SRAM Best Young Rider Jersey – Julian Alaphilippe (FRA), Etixx – Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team (BEL)
  • Breakaway from Cancer®  Most Courageous Rider Jersey – Daniel Oss (ITA), BMC Racing Team (USA)

 

Stage 3 Men  Top – 3

  • FIRST – Toms Skujins (LAT), Hincapie Racing Team (USA)
  • SECOND – Peter Sagan (SVK), Tinkoff-Saxo (RUS)
  • THIRD – Julian Alaphilippe (FRA), Etixx – Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team (BEL)

 


This will be the race’s tenth consecutive year in San Jose, the only host city to earn that distinction. The start returns to the Berryessa Community Center from which riders will head toward Livermore on a familiar route via Calaveras Road. This is a very narrow and twisty road that makes it easy for a breakaway group to escape out of sight of the peloton. Once the race reaches Livermore, the route turns onto Mines Road. Not only is this another road with scores of opportunities for a break to get clear of the main field, it is also a harbinger of things to come: Mount Hamilton. Yes, the race will head up the “backside” of the 4,216-foot behemoth.

Reaching the KOM, the cyclists will face a very steep and technical descent of Mount Hamilton. At the bottom awaits the fifth and final KOM via Quimby Road will truly separate the climbers from the rest of the peloton. Descending back into San Jose, the route will use San Felipe Road to reach Metcalf Road. Many will recall Metcalf Road as part of the 2013 Individual Time Trial. For 2015, the race will come to the same finish at the Motorcycle County Park, but from the other direction. The four miles of Metcalf Road are highlighted by short rolling climbs with a final 0.25-mile climb to the finish featuring gradients over 10%.

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