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Amgen Tour of California 2015 Stage 6

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Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) claimed stage 6, the individual time trial, of this year’s Tour of California today, after setting the fastest time around the 6.7-mile course in Santa Clarita, to beat Jos Van Emden (LottoNL-Jumbo) by 15 seconds.

“It’s better when it’s shorter, like 20kms and today was just 10, but the course was very straight, very powerful,” Sagan said. “It can be better if it’s some more turns and more technical, but still, I’m very happy for first place.”

Meanwhile, despite a courageous effort to hang onto his leader’s jersey, Toms Skujins (Hincapie Racing) missed the mark by 46 seconds to Sagan’s time, consequently moving him down into second place in the overall classification.

Race Highlights

Van Emden set the fastest time against the clock of 12:46 early on, which stood until the Slovakian rider crushed it with a time of 12:31.

From there, Sagan’s time would endure throughout the day, which not only earned the Tinkoff-Saxo rider the stage victory, but catapulted him into the overall race lead, 28 seconds ahead Skujins.

Stage 6 Results
SVK 1 SAGAN, Peter (TINKOFF – SAXO) 12:32
NED 2 VAN EMDEN, Jos (LOTTO NL – JUMBO) + 14
FRA 3 ALAPHILIPPE, Julian (ETIXX – QUICK STEP) + 18
USA 4 ROSSKOPF, Joseph (BMC RACING) + 19
ITA 5 BENNATI, Daniele (TINKOFF – SAXO) + 21
USA 6 ZIRBEL, Tom (OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES) + 25
COL 7 HENAO MONTOYA, Sergio Luis (SKY)
AUS 8 MCCARTHY, Jay (TINKOFF – SAXO) + 26
NED 9 GESINK, Robert (LOTTO NL – JUMBO)
ITA 10 OSS, Daniel (BMC RACING) + 27
USA 11 KING, Benjamin (CANNONDALE – GARMIN) + 29
ESP 12 IRIZAR ARANBURU, Markel (TREK FACTORY RACING) + 31
RSA 13 VAN ZYL, Johann (MTN – QHUBEKA) + 33
NZL 14 SMITH, Dion (HINCAPIE RACING TEAM) + 34
AUS 15 KERBY, Jordan (DRAPAC)
ESP 16 ZUBELDIA AGIRRE, Haimar (TREK FACTORY RACING) + 35
GBR 17 GEOGHEGAN HART, Tao (AXEON CYCLING TEAM) + 36
GER 18 KNEES, Christian (SKY)
USA 19 CRADDOCK, Lawson (GIANT – ALPECIN) + 37
AUT 20 ZOIDL, Riccardo (TREK FACTORY RACING) + 38
USA 21 CARPENTER, Robin (HINCAPIE RACING TEAM) + 39
GBR 22 KENNAUGH, Peter (SKY)
BEL 23 VANMARCKE, Sep (LOTTO NL – JUMBO) + 40
BEL 24 HERMANS, Ben (BMC RACING)
GER 25 ZEPUNTKE, Ruben (CANNONDALE – GARMIN)
USA 26 MURPHY, John (UNITEDHEALTHCARE)
CAN 27 BRITTON, Rob (TEAM SMARTSTOP) + 41
ERI 28 TEKLEHAIMANOT, Daniel (MTN – QHUBEKA) + 43
AUS 29 NORRIS, Lachlan (DRAPAC)
USA 30 GAIMON, Phillip (OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES) + 45

General Classification after Stage 6
SVK 1 SAGAN, Peter (TINKOFF – SAXO) 22:15:23
LAT 2 SKUJINS, Toms (HINCAPIE RACING TEAM) + 28
FRA 3 ALAPHILIPPE, Julian (ETIXX – QUICK STEP) + 45
USA 4 ROSSKOPF, Joseph (BMC RACING) + 49
COL 5 HENAO MONTOYA, Sergio Luis (SKY) + 55
AUS 6 MCCARTHY, Jay (TINKOFF – SAXO) + 56
NED 7 GESINK, Robert (LOTTO NL – JUMBO)
USA 8 KING, Benjamin (CANNONDALE – GARMIN) + 58
NZL 9 SMITH, Dion (HINCAPIE RACING TEAM) + 1:03
ESP 10 ZUBELDIA AGIRRE, Haimar (TREK FACTORY RACING) + 1:04
GBR 11 GEOGHEGAN HART, Tao (AXEON CYCLING TEAM) + 1:05
USA 12 CRADDOCK, Lawson (GIANT – ALPECIN) + 1:06
GBR 13 KENNAUGH, Peter (SKY) + 1:08
BEL 14 HERMANS, Ben (BMC RACING) + 1:09
USA 15 GAIMON, Phillip (OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES) + 1:14
USA 16 DOMBROWSKI, Joseph Lloyd (CANNONDALE – GARMIN) + 1:19
CAN 17 BRITTON, Rob (TEAM SMARTSTOP)
USA 18 BUSCHE, Matthew (TREK FACTORY RACING)
AUT 19 ZOIDL, Riccardo (TREK FACTORY RACING) + 1:20
ITA 20 SENNI, Manuel (BMC RACING) + 1:21

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