Sunday, May 17, 2015

A moment in the sun

Stage 7 of the Amgen Tour of California from Ontario California to Baldy Village stretched out for a grueling 80 miles with 13,000 feet of climbing on a cold grey May day. There was 30 seconds of sunshine and warmth. We soaked it all up and wanted more.

Julian Alaphilippe a French rider on the Etixx Quickstep team raced up the mountain as if it were flat to triumphant finish at the ski lifts of Baldy village with snow along the way. His two second lead over Peter Sagan earned him the yellow jersey. Alaphilippe is third in the photo wearing the white jersey of the Best Young Rider. Fourth in the photo is Laurens Ten Dam of the Lotto NL-Jumbo Team.  Peter Sagan wore  the yellow jersey of Best Rider overall in the general classification. Sagan is in the sixth position

The first pass on Glendora Ridge Road. The professional cycling photographer, Brian Hodes.

Bill captured the peloton on Glendora Ridge Road. Peter Sagan sported a Tinkoff Saxo Bank Team  jacket (solid yellow). The red on his shorts helps identify him. Mark Cavendish was a few riders back in the Green Points Jersey.

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