Fight on Highway Mulholland Highway during the final stage of the Tour of California was ruthless and violent - David Zabriskie and reigning champion Levi Leyphaymer tried to overtake race leader Michael Rogers. However, Rodgers skillfully repelled all attempts to get ahead of its rivals in the race vosmietapnoy. In etomg ode cycling race moved from February to May, which put it on par with the one of the most important bicycle races in Europe - the Tour of Italy. Tour of California had a great "star" structure - Lance Armstrong, Andy Shleek Fabian Kansellara, Mark Cavendish and Jens Voigt.
Cyclists ride through Nevada City, California, at the beginning of the eight-race Tour of California on May 16. (AP Photo / Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Residents of Nevada City, written in chalk "Nevada City welcomes you" before the first 167-kilometer stage on May 16. (REUTERS / Anthony Bolante)
A fan of cycling Dori Holt runs next to the small group of four riders in the first phase on May 16. (AP Photo / Marcio Jose Sanchez)