RUDY PROJECT’S PETER SAGAN WINS 4/5 STAGES AT 2012 TOUR OF CALIFORNIA
Team Liquigas-Cannondale’s 22-year-old Rider’s Record-Breaking Performance
STAGE 8 – Sunday, May 20, 2012
Beverly Hills to Los Angeles (L.A. LIVE) (Overall Finish)
Distance: 44.7 miles
STAGE 7 – Saturday, May 19, 2012
Ontario to Mt. Baldy
Distance: 78.3 miles
STAGE 6 – Friday, May 18, 2012
Palmdale to Big Bear Lake
Distance: 115.7 miles
Only 2 stages left of the Amgen Tour of California and Rudy Project’s Peter Sagan from Team Liquigas-Cannondale is proving he’s a force to be reckoned with. At just 22-years-old, Sagan has already won 4/6 stages and today he earned the Sprint Jersey for accumulating the most bonus points, which are given based on Sprint Line performances as well as finishing the stage in the top-15 places. Timmy Duggan, also from Liquigas-Cannondale, scored the the Breakaway from Cancer Jersey for best exemplifying the character of those engaged in the fight against cancer – courage, sacrifice, inspiration, determination and perseverance.
STAGE 5 – Thursday, May 17, 2012
Bakersfield (Individual Time Trial)
Distance: 18.4 miles
On Wednesday Sagan humbly told Amgen ”Tomorrow I think I say bye-bye to the yellow jersey. My team said to me before the race, ‘Peter, I think you can win four in row.’ It is difficult to win one stage. To win four, I am very happy.” Today was not Sagan’s best day, but he still crossed the finish line with an honorable wave and smile to screaming fans. David Zabriskie finished with a winning time of 35:59, Jens Voigt +23, and Tejay van Garderen in 3rd +34.
STAGE 4 – Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Sonora to Clovis
Distance: 130.2 miles
Peter Sagan set the Amgen Tour of California record for 4 consecutive wins (never been done) and the record for the most stage wins, 7, in the history of this particular event. Go Sagan! Go Team Liquigas-Cannondale! Today Sagan outsprinted some of the world’s top sprinters, winning his 4th consecutive stage. At some points in this stage, the peloton reached speeds of up to 43 mph!
STAGE 3 – Tuesday, May 15, 2012
San José to Livermore
Distance: 115.3 miles
Czechoslovakia’s Peter Sagan of Team Liquigas-Cannondale made won Stage 3 today, making Amgen Tour of California history. The rider, nicknamed “Terminator,” outsprinted 2nd and 3rd place finishers Heinrich Haussler (AUS) and Tom Boonen (BEL). Sagan kept the Visit California Sprint Jersey and Rabobank Best Young Rider Jersey.
STAGE 2 – Monday, May 14, 2012
San Francisco to Santa Cruz County
Distance: 117.1 miles
Mr. Sagan is getting all the love at the 2012 Amgen Tour of California – proving he’s not just a one-hit-wonder after winning today’s stage, even after crashing and puncturing his tire. Sagan started to riding bikes at 9-years-old when he joined Cyklistický spolok Žilina, a small local club in his home town.
STAGE 1 – Sunday, May 13, 2012
Santa Rosa (Overall Start)
Distance: 119.6 miles
So far, the Amgen Tour of California course well suits Rudy Project’s Peter Sagan (SVK) of Team Liquigas-Cannondale. The 22-year-old sensation overcame a flat tire 3.1 miles from the finish and then passed the competition within the last 100m, winning the first of 8 stages in the 2012 Amgen Tour of California. Will he continue to light his winning fire? Rudy Projet thinks so! THE ART OF WINNING.