2008 Tour of California

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2008 Tour of California
UCI America Tour
Race details
Dates February 17–24
Stages 7 & Prologue
Distance 650 mi (1,046 km)
Winning time 29h 24' 32" (22.10 mph or 35.57 km/h)
Palmares
Winner  Levi Leipheimer (USA) (Astana)
Second  David Millar (GBR) (Slipstream-Chipotle)
Third  Christian Vande Velde (USA) (Slipstream-Chipotle)

Mountains  Scott Nydam (USA) (BMC Racing Team)
Youth  Robert Gesink (NED) (Rabobank)
Sprints  Dominique Rollin (CAN) (Toyota-United)
Team Slipstream-Chipotle
2007
2009

The 2008 Tour of California was the third edition of an eight-day, 650-mile (1,045 km) stage race, which began in Palo Alto (Stanford University), then raced through the California redwoods, wine country and the Pacific Coast and finished in Pasadena. The road bicycle racing event was held February 17–24. The 2008 Tour of California is part of the 2007–2008 UCI America Tour and the 2008 USA Cycling Professional Tour.

Participating teams[edit]

Stage Results[edit]

Prologue, February 17, Palo Alto - Stanford University, 3.4 km[edit]

Prologue Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Team CSC 3' 51"
2  Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team High Road + 4"
3  Tyler Farrar (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle + 5"

Stage 1, February 18, Sausalito - Santa Rosa, 156 km[edit]

Stage 1 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  Juan José Haedo (ARG) Team CSC 4h 03' 29"
2  Gerald Ciolek (GER) Team High Road s.t.
3  Heinrich Haussler (GER) Gerolsteiner s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Team Time
1  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Team CSC 4h 07' 20"
2  Tyler Farrar (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle + 2"
3  Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team High Road + 4"

Stage 2, February 19, Santa Rosa - Sacramento, 186 km[edit]

Stage 2 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick Step 5h 09' 35"
2  Heinrich Haussler (GER) Gerolsteiner s.t.
3  Mario Cipollini (ITA) Rock Racing s.t.
General Classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Team Time
1  Tyler Farrar (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle 9h 16' 54"
2  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Team CSC + 1"
3  Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick Step + 4"

Stage 3, February 20, Modesto - San José, 165 km[edit]

David Millar leading the chase at the end of Stage 3.
Stage 3 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank 04h 28' 29"
2  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana s.t.
3  Jurgen Van de Walle (BEL) Quick Step + 19"
General Classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Team Time
1  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 13h 45' 30"
2  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Team CSC + 13"
3  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 15"

Stage 4, February 21, Seaside - San Luis Obispo, 218 km[edit]

Stage 4 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  Dominique Rollin (CAN) Toyota-United 06h 56' 08"
2  George Hincapie (USA) Team High Road + 18"
3  Iker Camaño (ESP) Saunier Duval-Scott + 18"
General Classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Team Time
1  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 20h 44' 06"
2  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Team CSC + 13"
3  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 15"

Stage 5, February 22, Solvang, 24 km[edit]

Stage 5 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 30' 46"
2  David Millar (GBR) Slipstream-Chipotle + 29"
3  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle + 45"
General Classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Team Time
1  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 21h 14' 52"
2  David Millar (GBR) Slipstream-Chipotle + 49"
3  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle + 1' 08"

Stage 6, February 23, Santa Barbara - Santa Clarita, 169.6 km[edit]

Stage 6 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  Luciano Pagliarini (BRA) Saunier Duval-Scott 04h 18' 31"
2  Juan José Haedo (ARG) Team CSC s.t.
3  Paolo Bettini (ITA) Quick Step s.t.
General Classification after Stage 6
Cyclist Team Time
1  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 25h 33' 23"
2  David Millar (GBR) Slipstream-Chipotle + 49"
3  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle + 1' 08"

Stage 7, February 24, Santa Clarita - Pasadena, 150 km[edit]

Stage 7 Result
Cyclist Team Time
1  George Hincapie (USA) Team High Road 3h 50' 57"
2  Rory Sutherland (AUS) Health Net Pro Cycling Team s.t.
3  Jason McCartney (USA) Team CSC s.t.
General Classification after Stage 7
Cyclist Team Time
1  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 29h 24' 32"
2  David Millar (GBR) Slipstream-Chipotle + 49"
3  Christian Vande Velde (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle + 1' 08"

Final standing[edit]

Jersey progress[edit]

Stage
(Winner)
General Classification
Youth Classification
Mountains Classification
Sprint Classification Team Classification Most Aggressive
0Prologue
(Fabian Cancellara)
Fabian Cancellara Edvald Boasson Hagen no award Fabian Cancellara Team High Road no award
0Stage 1
(Juan José Haedo)
Gerald Ciolek Jackson Stewart Jackson Stewart Jackson Stewart
0Stage 2
(Tom Boonen)
Tyler Farrar Heinrich Haussler Scott Nydam
0Stage 3
(Robert Gesink)
Levi Leipheimer Robert Gesink Scott Nydam Astana George Hincapie
0Stage 4
(Dominique Rollin)
Dominique Rollin Dominique Rollin
0Stage 5
(Levi Leipheimer)
Slipstream-Chipotle no award
0Stage 6
(Luciano Pagliarini)
Rory Sutherland
0Stage 7
(George Hincapie)
BMC Racing Team
0Final
Levi Leipheimer Robert Gesink Scott Nydam Dominique Rollin Slipstream-Chipotle

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