Fabian Cancellara Takes the Prologue in Sacramento
ROUTE DETAILSDay: Sat, Feb 14
Start & Finish: Sacramento
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End ETA: 4:00 PM
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Prologue Results | Video | Press Release
Defending California champ Levi Leipheimer was second at 1.2 seconds and Dave Zabriskie was third at 2.648.
The pancake flat prologue course wound in an around the state capital city's downtown area, where thousands of spectators packed the streets to see a star-studded line-up start the race.
1. Fabian Cancellara (Swi), Saxo Bank, 4:32.909
2. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana, at 00:01.204
3. David Zabriskie (USA), Garmin, at 00:02.648
4. Michael Rogers (Aus), Columbia, at 00:02.790
5. Thor Hushovd (N), Cervello TestTeam, at 00:03.132
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Refuel, Relax & Explore
Cyclists (and joggers and walkers, too) flock to this gorgeous paved pathway, officially called the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail. It winds for 32 scenic miles tracing the course of the American River.
Dine After the Race on a Historic Riverboat
The historic Delta King, anchored in quaint Old Town, boasts pretty river views, an old-time shipboard ambience, and a charmingly elegant restaurant in the Pilothouse, just right for enjoying a romantic brunch or dinner for the Valentine’s Day prologue to the Amgen race.
Combine a Cycling Excursion with an All-Natural Lunch at this Fair Oaks Favorite
Located just off the American River Bike Trail, this quirky, delicious, all-vegetarian Sunflower Natural Foods Restaurant draws an eclectic crowd to its tranquil Old Town Fair Oaks location for the celebrated nutburger and the spicier nutty taco, grilled with onions, bell peppers, and sprouts.