2007 Tour of California

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2007 Tour of California
UCI America Tour
Tourofcalifornia2007.jpg
Map of the 2007 Tour of California
Race details
Dates February 17–25, 2007
Stages 7+Prologue
Distance 650 mi (1,046 km)
Palmares
Winner  Levi Leipheimer (USA) (Discovery Channel)
Second  Jens Voigt (GER) (Team CSC)
Third  Jason McCartney (USA) (Discovery Channel)

Mountains  Christophe Laurent (FRA) (Crédit Agricole)
Youth  Robert Gesink (NED) (Rabobank)
Sprints  Juan José Haedo (ARG) (Team CSC)
Team Team CSC
2006
2008

The Amgen Tour of California 2007 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 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: Hors Categorie; English: 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.

Prologue Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel 4"49"
2  Jason Donald (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle +0.01
3  Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (USA) Priority Health-Bissell +0.05
General Classification after Prologue
Cyclist Team Time
1  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel 4'49"
2  Jason Donald (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle + 0'01"
3  Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (USA) Priority Health-Bissell + 0'05"
Mountain Classification after Prologue
Cyclist Team Time
1  Brian Sheedy (USA) Priority Health-Bissell 4 pts
2  Tom Peterson (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle 3 pts
3  Michael Jones (USA) Jelly Belly 2 pts

Stage 1: Sausalito to Santa Rosa[edit]

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
Cyclist Team Time
1  Graeme Brown (AUS) Rabobank 4h 17"19"
2  Greg Henderson (NZL) T-Mobile Team s.t.
3  Allan Davis (AUS) Discovery Channel s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Team Time
1  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel 4h 22'08"
2  Jason Donald (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle + 0'01"
3  Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (USA) Priority Health-Bissell + 0'05"
Mountain Classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Team Time
1  Tom Peterson (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle 11 pts
2  Jurgen Van De Walle (BEL) Quick Step-Innergetic 10 pts
3  Theo Eltink (NED) Rabobank 4 pts
Points Classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Team Time
1  Allan Davis (AUS) Discovery Channel 20 pts
2  Graeme Brown (AUS) Rabobank 15 pts
3  Greg Henderson (NZL) T-Mobile Team 12 pts

Stage 2: Santa Rosa to Sacramento[edit]

Held Tuesday, February 20, 2007.

Stage 2 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  Juan José Haedo (ARG) Team CSC 4h 40"39"
2  Luca Paolini (ITA) Liquigas s.t.
3  Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole s.t.
General Classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Team Time
1  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel 9h 02'47"
2  Jason Donald (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle + 0'01"
3  Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (USA) Priority Health-Bissell + 0'05"
Mountain Classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Team Time
1  Tom Peterson (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle 16 pts
2  Jurgen Van De Walle (BEL) Quick Step-Innergetic 16 pts
3  Christophe Laurent (FRA) Crédit Agricole 13 pts
Points Classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Team Time
1  Allan Davis (AUS) Discovery Channel 27 pts
2  Graeme Brown (AUS) Rabobank 20 pts
3  Juan José Haedo (ARG) Team CSC 18 pts

Stage 3: Stockton to San Jose[edit]

Held Wednesday, February 21, 2007.

Stage 3 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  Jens Voigt (GER) Team CSC 3h 43"44"
2  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel s.t.
3  Chris Horner (USA) Predictor-Lotto s.t.
General Classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Team Time
1  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel 12h 46'31"
2  Jens Voigt (GER) Team CSC + 0'03"
3  Rory Sutherland (AUS) Health Net-Maxxis + 0'15"
Mountain Classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Team Time
1  Tom Peterson (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle 16 pts
2  Jurgen Van De Walle (BEL) Quick Step-Innergetic 16 pts
3  Christophe Laurent (FRA) Crédit Agricole 13 pts
Points Classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Team Time
1  Allan Davis (AUS) Discovery Channel 27 pts
2  Jens Voigt (GER) Team CSC 20 pts
3  Graeme Brown (AUS) Rabobank 20 pts

Stage 4: Seaside to San Luis Obispo[edit]

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
Cyclist Team Time
1  Paolo Bettini (ITA) Quick Step-Innergetic 5h 05"47"
2  Gerald Ciolek (GER) T-Mobile Team s.t.
3  Juan José Haedo (ARG) Team CSC s.t.
General Classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Team Time
1  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel 17h 52'12"
2  Jens Voigt (GER) Team CSC + 0'03"
3  Rory Sutherland (AUS) Health Net-Maxxis + 0'15"
Mountain Classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Team Time
1  Christophe Laurent (FRA) Crédit Agricole 26 pts
2  Jurgen Van De Walle (BEL) Quick Step-Innergetic 16 pts
3  Tom Peterson (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle 16 pts
Points Classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Team Time
1  Juan José Haedo (ARG) Team CSC 28 pts
2  Graeme Brown (AUS) Rabobank 26 pts
3  Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole 24 pts

Stage 5: Solvang time trial[edit]

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
Cyclist Team Time
1  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel 29"41"
2  Jens Voigt (GER) Team CSC + 0'18"
3  Jason McCartney (USA) Discovery Channel + 0'25"
General Classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Team Time
1  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel 17h 52'12"
2  Jens Voigt (GER) Team CSC + 0'21"
3  Jason McCartney (USA) Discovery Channel + 0'54"
Mountain Classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Team Time
1  Christophe Laurent (FRA) Crédit Agricole 26 pts
2  Jurgen Van De Walle (BEL) Quick Step-Innergetic 16 pts
3  Tom Peterson (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle 16 pts
Points Classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Team Time
1  Juan José Haedo (ARG) Team CSC 28 pts
2  Graeme Brown (AUS) Rabobank 26 pts
3  Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole 24 pts

Stage 6: Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita[edit]

Stage 6 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  Juan José Haedo (ARG) Team CSC 3h56"04"
2  Greg Henderson (NZL) T-Mobile Team s.t.
3  Paolo Bettini (ITA) Quick Step-Innergetic s.t.
General Classification after Stage 6
Cyclist Team Time
1  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel 22h 17'56"
2  Jens Voigt (GER) Team CSC + 0'21"
3  Jason McCartney (USA) Team CSC + 0'54"
Mountain Classification after Stage 6
Cyclist Team Time
1  Christophe Laurent (FRA) Crédit Agricole 28 pts
2  Jurgen Van De Walle (BEL) Quick Step-Innergetic 25 pts
3  Tom Peterson (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle 16 pts
Points Classification after Stage 6
Cyclist Team Time
1  Juan José Haedo (ARG) Team CSC 43 pts
2  Paolo Bettini (ITA) Quick Step-Innergetic 32 pts
3  Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole 31 pts
Young Rider Classification
  1.  Robert Gesink (NED), Rabobank, 22.20.46
Most Aggressive Rider
Team classification
  1. Team CSC, 66.56.17
  2. Discovery Channel, +2.19
  3. T-Mobile Team, +3.20

Stage 7: Long Beach circuit race[edit]

Held Sunday, February 25, 2007.

Stage 7 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  Ivan Dominguez (CUB) Toyota-United 2h39"28"
2  Graeme Brown (AUS) Rabobank s.t.
3  Gerald Ciolek (GER) T-Mobile Team s.t.

Final results[edit]

General Classification after Stage 7 (Final results)

Cyclist Team Time
1  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel 24h 57'24"
2  Jens Voigt (GER) Team CSC + 0'21"
3  Jason McCartney (USA) Discovery Channel + 0'54"
4  Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC + 1'06"
5  Stuart O'Grady (AUS) Team CSC + 1'16"
6  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team CSC + 1'24"
7  Michael Rogers (AUS) T-Mobile Team + 1'32"
8  Ben Day (AUS) Navigators Insurance + 1'38"
9  Franco Pellizotti (ITA) Liquigas + 1'41"
10  Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) Health Net-Maxxis + 1'57"
Mountain Classification after Stage 7
(Final results)
Cyclist Team Time
1  Christophe Laurent (FRA) Crédit Agricole 28 pts
2  Jurgen Van De Walle (BEL) Quick Step-Innergetic 25 pts
3  Tom Peterson (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle 16 pts
Points Classification after Stage 7
(Final results)
Cyclist Team Time
1  Juan José Haedo (ARG) Team CSC 44 pts
2  Graeme Brown (AUS) Rabobank 41 pts
3  Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole 36 pts
Young Rider Classification after Stage 7
(Final results)
Cyclist Team Time
1  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank 25h00'14"
2  Matthew Lloyd (AUS) Predictor-Lotto + 0'41"
3  Tom Peterson (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle + 0'53"
Team Classification after Stage 7
(Final results)
Team Time
1 Team CSC 74h54'41"
2 Discovery Channel + 2'19"
3 T-Mobile Team + 3'20"

Jersey progress[edit]

Stage
(Winner)
General Classification
Sprint Classification
Mountains Classification
Youth Classification
Team Classification
Most Aggressive
0Prologue
(Levi Leipheimer)
Levi Leipheimer no award Brian Sheedy Taylor Tolleson Discovery Channel no award
0Stage 1
(Graeme Brown)
Allan Davis Tom Peterson Jurgen Van de Walle
0Stage 2
(Juan José Haedo)
Christophe Laurent
0Stage 3
(Jens Voigt)
Matthew Lloyd Team CSC Jens Voigt
0Stage 4
(Paolo Bettini)
Juan José Haedo Christophe Laurent Alejandro Acton
0Stage 5
(Levi Leipheimer)
Robert Gesink no award
0Stage 6
(Juan José Haedo)
Stuart O'Grady
0Stage 7
(Ivan Dominguez)
Danny Pate
0Final
Levi Leipheimer Juan José Haedo Christophe Laurent Robert Gesink Team CSC

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