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Start of Stage 2 of Amgen Tour of California is delayed, relocated due to weather

May 16, 2011 | 10:22 am

Tour_250 The start of Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California on Monday has been pushed back and relocated due to uncertain weather and road conditions.

The race will start in Nevada City at 12:15 p.m., a switch from a scheduled earlier start in Squaw Valley. The riders will travel about 61 miles to Sacramento, then pick up the original Stage 2 route

After entering Sacramento at about 3 p.m., the riders will complete three circuit laps and finish in front of the Capitol at around 3:30 to 3:45.

The changes were made a day after snow caused the tour to cancel Stage 1 of the eight-stage race. It was the first time in the event's six-year history that a stage had been canceled.

More information can be found on the tour's website.


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Photo: Team RadioShack's Levi Leipheimer, left, Markel Irizar and Ben King take a training ride before the 2011 Amgen Tour of California in South Lake Tahoe, May 15, 2011. Credit: Jeff Gross / Getty Images