Amgen is the second edition of an eight-day, 650-mile (1,045 km) stage race that races through the California redwoods, wine country and the Pacific Coast. The Tour of California 2007 road bicycle racing event was held February 17 through 25, 2007. The 2007 Tour of California is part of the 2006–2007 UCI America Tour and the inaugural 2007 USA Cycling Professional Tour.
On November 28, 2006, the UCI upgraded the multi-day event from 2.1 (category 1) to 2.HC (
French: ; English: Hors Categorie beyond categorization).
Stages and results [ edit ]
Prologue: San Francisco [ edit ]
Held Sunday, February 18, 2007, the prologue is an
individual time trial held in San Francisco. Native Californian and last year's prologue champion Levi Leipheimer edged out Colorado's Jason Donald from Slipstream-Chipotle and former NCAA Road Champion Benjamin Jacques-Maynes.
General Classification after Prologue
Mountain Classification after Prologue
Held Monday, February 19, 2007. A breakaway of four riders including
Adam Hansen of T-Mobile Team was reeled in shortly before the finish in Santa Rosa. During the second of the three finishing laps in Santa Rosa, a crash took down most of the peloton, including leader Levi Leipheimer. Those not involved in the crash fought for the stage victory, taken by Graeme Brown by mere millimetres.
Riders involved in the crash lost several minutes, but the race officials decided to credit most of them with the winner's time, meaning that Leipheimer retained the leader's jersey. This decision, which meant extending the "safety zone" to 6 miles (10 km) before the end, was criticised by some riders and team staff.
Stage 1 Result
General Classification after Stage 1
Mountain Classification after Stage 1
Points Classification after Stage 1
Held Tuesday, February 20, 2007.
Stage 2 Result
General Classification after Stage 2
Mountain Classification after Stage 2
Points Classification after Stage 2
Held Wednesday, February 21, 2007.
Stage 3 Result
General Classification after Stage 3
Mountain Classification after Stage 3
Points Classification after Stage 3
Held Thursday, February 22, 2007, reigning Olympic and World Champion
Paolo Bettini captured Stage 4, the event's longest stage, by just edging Gerald Ciolek, Juan José Haedo and Thor Hushovd in a sprint finish after the peloton reeled in a seven-man breakaway consisting of Hilton Clarke ( Navigators Insurance), Aaron Olson ( T-Mobile Team), Kirk O'Bee ( Health Net-Maxxis), Alejandro Acton ( Colavita-Sutter Home), Christophe Laurent ( Crédit Agricole), Lucas Euser ( Slipstream-Chipotle), and Sean Sullivan ( Toyota-United).
Stage 4 Result
General Classification after Stage 4
Mountain Classification after Stage 4
Points Classification after Stage 4
Held Friday, February 23, 2007, Stage 5 is an
individual time trial. Yellow jersey holder Levi Leipheimer extended his lead over second place Jens Voigt and the rest of the field.
Stage 5 Result
General Classification after Stage 5
Mountain Classification after Stage 5
Points Classification after Stage 5
Stage 6 Result
General Classification after Stage 6
Mountain Classification after Stage 6
Points Classification after Stage 6
Young Rider Classification
Robert Gesink (, NED) Rabobank, 22.20.46
Most Aggressive Rider
Team CSC, 66.56.17
Discovery Channel, +2.19
T-Mobile Team, +3.20
Held Sunday, February 25, 2007.
Final results [ edit ]
General Classification after Stage 7 (Final results)
Mountain Classification after Stage 7
Points Classification after Stage 7
Young Rider Classification after Stage 7
Team Classification after Stage 7
Jersey progress [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]