The day started out cold and gray in the city of Modesto, where cyclists began Stage 3 of the Tour. Teams traveled 103 miles on what may have been the most difficult leg of the race, which included 5 mountain climbs and temperatures that spanned from near freezing to 60 degrees!
Thankfully, it was a sunny day in San Jose, location of the Lifestyles Festival and the Stage 3 Finish Line. Robert Gesink from Team Rabobank barely edged out last year’s Amgen Tour of California winner, Levi Leipheimer, to win today’s race, while Leipheimer from Team Astana came in second and Jurgen Vandewalle from Team Quick Step came in third.
Representatives from TWC’s newest facility in development, TWC-Silicon Valley, joined our booth today and spread the word of their efforts to bring TWC’s free services of cancer support and education to the local community. TWC-Silicon Valley Board Member and cancer survivor, Ellen Cirigliano had the honor of sharing her story with a crowd of thousands on the Finish Line stage…
…as well as presenting world renowned cyclist, Levi Leipheimer with the overall race leader jersey.
Last, but certainly not least, Georger Hincapie, Breakaway from Cancer spokesperson and cyclist for Team High Road, won the most aggressive cyclist award for Stage 3.
Tomorrow, Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California will travel from Monterey to San Luis Obispo. Be sure to check back for more photos and race updates!