Rogers Holds Onto His Tour of California Lead; Teammate Martin Wins Downtown Time Trial
Michael Rogers of HTC Columbia finished 2nd in Stage 7 of the Tour of California to retain his overall lead.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — A pair of teammates from HTC Columbia stood together on the podium after Stage 7 of the 2010 Amgen Tour of California, an individual time trial through Downtown Los Angeles. Tony Martin took the stage win, while Michael Rogers finished second and retained his overall lead with a nine second advantage over David Zabriskie.
The race took place under perfect weather, with sunny skies and a temperatures in the 70s.
Riders traveled around two loops of a course that started on Figueroa outside the Convention Center, running south to the Coliseum and then traveling north around City Hall before returning to a finish line at L.A. Live.
Zabriskie, who rides for Team Garmin-Transitions, finished 3rd on the day. Three-time Tour of California champion Levi Leipheimer of Team RadioShack finished 4th, and is in 3rd place overall, 25 seconds behind Rogers.
The race concludes Sunday with a stage that takes place in Thousand Oaks.