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Swift wins opening stage of Tour of California

 Riders turn the corner at the start of the Tour of California cycling race in Nevada City, Calif., Monday, May 16, 2011. The first stage of the race ...
 Riders race down Pine Street as they leave Nevada City, Calif., on the the first stage of the Tour of California cycling, Monday, May 16, 2011. Sunda...
 Riders gather at the starting line to begin the start of the Tour Of California cycling race in Nevada City, Calif., Monday, May 16, 2011. The first ...
 Riders race down Pine Street as they leave Nevada City, Calif on the the first stage of the Tour of California cycling race Nevada City,  Calif.  Mon...
 Riders leave Nevada City, Calif on the the first stage of the Tour of California cycling race Monday, May 16, 2011.The first stage of the race, which...

Tour of California Cycling

Riders turn the corner at the start of the Tour of California cycling race in Nevada City, Calif., Monday, May 16, 2011. The first stage of the race ...

Tour of California Cycling

Riders race down Pine Street as they leave Nevada City, Calif., on the the first stage of the Tour of California cycling, Monday, May 16, 2011. Sunda...

Tour of California Cycling

Riders gather at the starting line to begin the start of the Tour Of California cycling race in Nevada City, Calif., Monday, May 16, 2011. The first ...

Tour of California Cycling

Riders race down Pine Street as they leave Nevada City, Calif on the the first stage of the Tour of California cycling race Nevada City, Calif. Mon...

Tour of California Cycling

Riders leave Nevada City, Calif on the the first stage of the Tour of California cycling race Monday, May 16, 2011.The first stage of the race, which...

Ben Swift of Great Britain emerged from a mass sprint finish to win the 76.7-mile, weather-shortened and rainy opening stage of the Tour of California.
Swift, 23, who competes for Team Sky, completed the road race from Nevada City to the state capital in 2 hours, 47 minutes and 12 seconds and earned his fifth win of the season.
Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) of Slovakia was second, and Matthew Goss (HTC- Highroad) of Australia was third in the pack finish, about a bike length behind.
With 10 seconds of bonus time for his victory, Swift leads the overall competition by four seconds over Sagan. Goss is third, trailing by six seconds.


Updated : 2020-12-06 10:38 GMT+08:00