Tour Of California: Stage 1, Top 5 Photos

May 11, 2015
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(Photos: VeloImages)

Click here for a full race report of Stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California!

The 2015 Amgen Tour of California kicked off in the state's capital city of Sacramento, which served and both the start and finish of the day's route.

The 2015 Amgen Tour of California kicked off in the state’s capital city of Sacramento, which served and both the start and finish of the day’s route.

Stage 1 was mostly flat, and took the riders through some of the open farmlands of Northern California.

Stage 1 was mostly flat, and took the riders through some of the open farmlands of Northern California.

The peloton ramped up the speed in anticipation of the sprint finish in the city of Sacramento.

The peloton ramped up the speed in anticipation of the sprint finish in the city of Sacramento.

Former World Road Race Champion, Mark Cavendish, bested the field to take the victory on Stage 1.

Former World Road Race Champion, Mark Cavendish, bested the field to take the victory on Stage 1.

Cavendish took the win, with Tinkoff-Saxo's Peter Sagan grabbing second place, and BMC's Jean-Pierre Drucker snatching third.

Cavendish took the win, with Tinkoff-Saxo’s Peter Sagan grabbing second place, and BMC’s Jean-Pierre Drucker snatching third.

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