Tour of California 2019: Peter Sagan takes 1st stage

Peter Sagan 2019 - Tour of California 2019: Peter Sagan takes 1st stagePeter Sagan powers to victory in the pan-flat 1st stage of the Tour of California. The former World Champion outsprints Travis McCabe and Maximilian Walscheid to win his first race in four months.

Results 1st stage 2018 Tour of California

1. Peter Sagan (slo)
2. Travis McCabe (usa) z.t
3. Maximilian Walscheid (ger) s.t.
4. Kristoffer Halvorsen (nor) s.t.
5. Michael Mørkøv (den) s.t.
6. Owain Doull (gbr) s.t.
7. John Degenkolb (ger) + 0.04
8. Phil Bauhaus (ger) s.t.
9. Erik Baska (usa) s.t.
10. Jasper Philipsen (bel) s.t.

GC after the 1st stage
1. Peter Sagan (slo)
2. Travis McCabe (usa) + 0.04
3. Maximilian Walscheid (ger) + 0.06
4. Kristoffer Halvorsen (nor) + 0.10
5. Michael Mørkøv (den) s.t.
6. Owain Doull (gbr) s.t.
7. Tyler Stites (usa) + 0.11
8. George Bennett (nzl) + 0.13
9. Laurens De Vreese (bel) s.t.
10. John Degenkolb (ger) + 0.14

Race report
Michael Schär, Laurens De Vreese, Charles Planet and Tyler Stites form the breakaway. The gap never widens to much more than 2 minutes, while Planet is the last rider to be reeled in with 19 kilometres remaining. GC rider George Bennett picks up a time bonus of 1 second at the second intermediate sprint.

The peloton splits in the finale before Sagan sprints to victory ahead of McCabe and Walscheid.

Another interesting read: route 1st stage 2019 Tour of California.

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