Only today’s stage is left in the Amgen Tour of California. With our dwindling group of cyclocrossers down to only six, who will be the winner in our unofficial cyclocross-style Tour of California?
The 75.8 mile Stage 7 was won by Levi Leipheimer, with Chris Horner directly behind. Horner still sits in first place in overall standings. It was a hard day of climbing, as Andy Jacques-Maynes tweeted, saying, he felt “as ‘good’ as one could be on a 12k climbing day” and that, for Saturday, “Survival was the word of the day.”
Jeremy Powers tweeted his thanks to the cheering crowds, “That was a hard day on bike for me, wish my legs were a dribble better. Oh well! Thanks for sooo many cheers & smiling faces on the way up!”
As of the end of Stage 7, overall results for Cyclocross Magazine’s Amgen Tour of California Cyclocross Leader’s Jersey are as follows:
33 Chris Jones (Team UnitedHealthcare)
41 Tyler Wren (Jamis-Sutter Home)
56 Alex Candelario (Kelly Benefit Strategies-Optum Health)
93 Jeremy Powers (Jelly Belly)
105 Jamey Driscoll (Jamis-Sutter Home)
114 Andy Jacques-Maynes (Bissell)
Jesse Anthony abandoned the race in Stage 7, tweeting, “My Achilles flared up really bad today, had to abandon the race. I was having a great time this week, sad to leave the Amgen Tour of Cali.” Anthony had been sitting in seventh place in the King of the Mountain competition. Lars Boom is also no longer listed on the overall standings.
Missed some stages of our Amgen Tour of California coverage?
Amgen Tour of California: Stage 2, Cyclocross Style
Amgen Tour of California: Stage 3, Cyclocross Style
Amgen Tour of California: Stage 4, Cyclocross Style
Amgen Tour of California: Stage 5, Cyclocross Style
Amgen Tour of California: Stage 6, Cyclocross Style
As the Tour continues, we’ll be keeping up with these racers, so check back for updates.