2014 Tour of California

The 2014 Amgen Tour of California was the ninth running of the Tour of California cycling stage race. It was held from May 11–18, and rated as a 2.HC event on the UCI America Tour. It began in Sacramento and finished in Thousand Oaks.[1]

2014 Tour of California
2013–14 UCI America Tour
Race details
DatesMay 11–18, 2014
Stages8
Distance710.2 mi (1,143 km)
Winning time28h 22' 05"
Results
Winner  Bradley Wiggins (GBR) (Team Sky)
  Second  Rohan Dennis (AUS) (Garmin–Sharp)
  Third  Lawson Craddock (USA) (Giant–Shimano)

Mountains  Will Routley (CAN) (Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies)
Youth  Lawson Craddock (USA) (Giant–Shimano)
Sprints  Peter Sagan (SVK) (Cannondale)
  Team Garmin–Sharp
← 2013
2015 →

ScheduleEdit

List of stages
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 May 11 Sacramento to Sacramento 120.0 mi (193.1 km)   Hilly stage   Mark Cavendish (GBR)
2 May 12 Folsom 12.5 mi (20.1 km)   Individual time trial   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)
3 May 13 San Jose to Mount Diablo State Park 108.5 mi (174.6 km)   Mountain stage   Rohan Dennis (AUS)
4 May 14 Monterey to Cambria 102.6 mi (165.1 km)   Hilly stage   Will Routley (CAN)
5 May 15 Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara 107.4 mi (172.8 km)   Hilly stage   Taylor Phinney (USA)
6 May 16 Santa Clarita to Mountain High 94.4 mi (151.9 km)   Mountain stage   Esteban Chaves (COL)
7 May 17 Santa Clarita to Pasadena 88.7 mi (142.7 km)   Hilly stage   Peter Sagan (SVK)
8 May 18 Thousand Oaks to Thousand Oaks 76.1 mi (122.5 km)   Flat stage   Mark Cavendish (GBR)
Total 710.2 mi (1,143 km)

Participating teamsEdit

Sixteen teams participated in the 2014 Tour of California, including nine UCI World Tour teams, three UCI Professional Continental teams, and four UCI Continental teams. They are:

UCI ProTeams UCI Professional Continental Teams UCI Continental Teams

The winner of the 2013 race, Tejay van Garderen, did not participate in this edition as he was preparing to ride the Tour de France. The main favorite for the overall classification is Bradley Wiggins.[2] Other riders competing in the race are Taylor Phinney, Thor Hushovd, Janier Acevedo, Tom Boonen, Mark Cavendish, Jens Voigt, Adam Yates and Peter Sagan.[3]

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

May 11, 2014 — Sacramento to Sacramento, 120.0 mi (193.1 km)[4]
Stage 1 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Mark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 4h 44' 17"
2   John Degenkolb (GER) Giant–Shimano s.t.
3   Moreno Hofland (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling s.t.
4   Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale s.t.
5   Danny van Poppel (NED) Trek Factory Racing s.t.
6   Guillaume Boivin (CAN) Cannondale s.t.
7   Eric Young (USA) Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies s.t.
8   Matthew Goss (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE s.t.
9   Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team s.t.
10   John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Rider Team Time
1   Mark Cavendish (GBR)    Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 4h 44' 07"
2   John Degenkolb (GER) Giant–Shimano + 4"
3   Moreno Hofland (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 6"
4   Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBR)   Bissell Development Team + 6"
5   Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale + 10"
6   Danny van Poppel (NED) Trek Factory Racing + 10"
7   Guillaume Boivin (CAN) Cannondale + 10"
8   Eric Young (USA) Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies + 10"
9   Matthew Goss (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE + 10"
10   Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team + 10"

Stage 2Edit

May 12, 2014 — Folsom, 12.5 mi (20.1 km), individual time trial (ITT)[5]
Stage 2 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky 23' 18"
2   Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin–Sharp + 44"
3   Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team + 52"
4   Eloy Teruel (ESP) Jamis–Hagens Berman + 1' 08"
5   Jesse Sergent (NZL) Trek Factory Racing + 1' 11"
6   Jack Bobridge (AUS) Belkin Pro Cycling + 1' 15"
7   Tiago Machado (POR) NetApp–Endura + 1' 19"
8   Markel Irizar (ESP) Trek Factory Racing + 1' 21"
9   Jens Voigt (GER) Trek Factory Racing + 1' 24"
10   Chad Haga (USA) Giant–Shimano + 1' 25"
General Classification after Stage 2
Rider Team Time
1   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)   Team Sky 5h 07' 35"
2   Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin–Sharp + 44"
3   Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team + 52"
4   Eloy Teruel (ESP) Jamis–Hagens Berman + 1' 08"
5   Jesse Sergent (NZL) Trek Factory Racing + 1' 11"
6   Tiago Machado (POR) NetApp–Endura + 1' 19"
7   Markel Irizar (ESP) Trek Factory Racing + 1' 21"
8   Jens Voigt (GER) Trek Factory Racing + 1' 24"
9   Chad Haga (USA) Giant–Shimano + 1' 25"
10   Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies + 1' 28"

Stage 3Edit

May 13, 2014 — San Jose to Mount Diablo State Park, 108.5 mi (174.6 km)[6]
Stage 3 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin–Sharp 4h 56' 02"
2   Tiago Machado (POR) NetApp–Endura + 6"
3   Lawson Craddock (USA)   Giant–Shimano + 8"
4   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE + 11"
5   Janier Acevedo (COL) Garmin–Sharp + 11"
6   Carter Jones (USA) Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies + 14"
7   Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team + 14"
8   Esteban Chaves (COL) Orica–GreenEDGE + 14"
9   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)   Team Sky + 20"
10   Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing + 29"
General Classification after Stage 3
Rider Team Time
1   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)   Team Sky 10h 03' 57"
2   Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin–Sharp + 24"
3   Tiago Machado (POR) NetApp–Endura + 1' 05"
4   Lawson Craddock (USA)   Giant–Shimano + 1' 21"
5   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE + 2' 10"
6   Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team + 2' 24"
7   Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing + 2' 25"
8   Carter Jones (USA) Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies + 2' 27"
9   Laurens ten Dam (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 2' 29"
10   Janier Acevedo (COL) Garmin–Sharp + 2' 30"

Stage 4Edit

May 14, 2014 — Monterey to Cambria, 102.6 mi (165.1 km)[7]
Stage 4 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Will Routley (CAN)   Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies 3h 48' 37"
2   Greg Daniel (USA) Bissell Development Team s.t.
3   Kevin De Mesmaeker (BEL) Team Novo Nordisk s.t.
4   Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare s.t.
5   Matt Cooke (USA) Jamis–Hagens Berman s.t.
6   Jonathan Clarke (AUS) UnitedHealthcare + 15"
7   Mark Cavendish (GBR)   Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 1' 17"
8   Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale + 1' 17"
9   Matthew Goss (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE + 1' 17"
10   Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team + 1' 17"
General Classification after Stage 4
Rider Team Time
1   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)   Team Sky 13h 53' 51"
2   Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin–Sharp + 28"
3   Tiago Machado (POR) NetApp–Endura + 1' 09"
4   Lawson Craddock (USA)   Giant–Shimano + 1' 25"
5   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE + 2' 14"
6   Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team + 2' 28"
7   Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing + 2' 29"
8   Carter Jones (USA) Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies + 2' 31"
9   Laurens ten Dam (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 2' 33"
10   Janier Acevedo (COL) Garmin–Sharp + 2' 34"

Stage 5Edit

May 15, 2014 — Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara, 107.4 mi (172.8 km)[8]
Stage 5 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 3h 59' 33"
2   Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale + 12"
3   Matthew Goss (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE + 12"
4   Jasper Stuyven (BEL) Trek Factory Racing + 12"
5   Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare + 12"
6   Lawson Craddock (USA)   Giant–Shimano + 12"
7   Thomas Damuseau (FRA) Giant–Shimano + 12"
8   Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 12"
9   Paul Voss (GER) NetApp–Endura + 12"
10   Tiago Machado (POR) NetApp–Endura + 12"
General Classification after Stage 5
Rider Team Time
1   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)   Team Sky 17h 53' 36"
2   Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin–Sharp + 28"
3   Tiago Machado (POR) NetApp–Endura + 1' 09"
4   Lawson Craddock (USA)   Giant–Shimano + 1' 25"
5   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE + 2' 14"
6   Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team + 2' 28"
7   Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing + 2' 29"
8   Carter Jones (USA) Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies + 2' 31"
9   Laurens ten Dam (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 2' 33"
10   Janier Acevedo (COL) Garmin–Sharp + 2' 34"

Stage 6Edit

May 16, 2014 — Santa Clarita to Mountain High, 94.4 mi (151.9 km)[9]
Stage 6 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Esteban Chaves (COL) Orica–GreenEDGE 4h 09' 13"
2   David de la Cruz (ESP) NetApp–Endura + 13"
3   Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin–Sharp + 41"
4   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE + 53"
5   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)   Team Sky + 53"
6   Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team + 55"
7   Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin–Sharp + 55"
8   Jack Bobridge (AUS) Belkin Pro Cycling + 1' 07"
9   George Bennett (NZL) Cannondale + 1' 15"
10   Lawson Craddock (USA)   Giant–Shimano + 1' 16"
General Classification after Stage 6
Rider Team Time
1   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)   Team Sky 22h 03' 42"
2   Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin–Sharp + 30"
3   Lawson Craddock (USA)   Giant–Shimano + 1' 48"
4   Tiago Machado (POR) NetApp–Endura + 2' 02"
5   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE + 2' 14"
6   Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team + 2' 30"
7   Esteban Chaves (COL) Orica–GreenEDGE + 2' 39"
8   Laurens ten Dam (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 3' 01"
9   Janier Acevedo (COL) Garmin–Sharp + 3' 05"
10   David de la Cruz (ESP) NetApp–Endura + 3' 06"

Stage 7Edit

May 17, 2014 — Santa Clarita to Pasadena, 88.7 mi (142.7 km)[10]
Stage 7 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Peter Sagan (SVK)   Cannondale 3h 24' 33"
2   Thor Hushovd (NOR) BMC Racing Team s.t.
3   Danny van Poppel (NED) Trek Factory Racing s.t.
4   Zak Dempster (AUS) NetApp–Endura s.t.
5   John Degenkolb (GER) Giant–Shimano s.t.
6   Matteo Trentin (ITA) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step s.t.
7   Jens Keukeleire (BEL) Orica–GreenEDGE s.t.
8   Nick van der Lijke (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling s.t.
9   Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare s.t.
10   Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team s.t.
General Classification after Stage 7
Rider Team Time
1   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)   Team Sky 25h 28' 15"
2   Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin–Sharp + 30"
3   Lawson Craddock (USA)   Giant–Shimano + 1' 48"
4   Tiago Machado (POR) NetApp–Endura + 2' 02"
5   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE + 2' 14"
6   Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team + 2' 30"
7   Esteban Chaves (COL) Orica–GreenEDGE + 2' 39"
8   Laurens ten Dam (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 3' 01"
9   Janier Acevedo (COL) Garmin–Sharp + 3' 05"
10   David de la Cruz (ESP) NetApp–Endura + 3' 06"

Stage 8Edit

May 18, 2014 — Thousand Oaks to Thousand Oaks, 76.1 mi (122.5 km)[11]
Stage 8 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Mark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 2h 53' 50"
2   John Degenkolb (GER) Giant–Shimano s.t.
3   Peter Sagan (SVK)   Cannondale s.t.
4   Matthew Goss (AUS) Orica–GreenEDGE s.t.
5   Danny van Poppel (NED) Trek Factory Racing s.t.
6   Thor Hushovd (NOR) BMC Racing Team s.t.
7   Lars Boom (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling s.t.
8   Zak Dempster (AUS) NetApp–Endura s.t.
9   Alex Howes (USA) Garmin–Sharp s.t.
10   Kiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare s.t.
Final General Classification
Rider Team Time
1   Bradley Wiggins (GBR)   Team Sky 28h 22' 05"
2   Rohan Dennis (AUS) Garmin–Sharp + 30"
3   Lawson Craddock (USA)   Giant–Shimano + 1' 48"
4   Tiago Machado (POR) NetApp–Endura + 2' 02"
5   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–GreenEDGE + 2' 14"
6   Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team + 2' 30"
7   Esteban Chaves (COL) Orica–GreenEDGE + 2' 39"
8   Laurens ten Dam (NED) Belkin Pro Cycling + 3' 01"
9   Janier Acevedo (COL) Garmin–Sharp + 3' 05"
10   David de la Cruz (ESP) NetApp–Endura + 3' 06"

Classification leadership tableEdit

In the 2014 Tour of California, 5 jerseys are awarded. For the general classification, calculated by adding the finishing times of the stages per cyclist, the leader receives a yellow jersey. This classification is considered the most important of the Tour of California, and the winner of the general classification will be considered the winner of the Tour of California.

 
500 meters from the Stage 4 finish line in Cambria at the 2014 Tour

Additionally, there is also a sprints classification, akin to what is called the points classification in other races, which awards a green jersey. In the sprints classification, cyclists receive points for finishing in the top 15 in a stage. In addition, some points can be won in intermediate sprints.

There is also a mountains classification, which awards a Polka dots jersey. In the mountains classifications, points are won by reaching the top of a mountain before other cyclists. Each climb is categorized, either first, second, third, or fourth category, with more points available for the harder climbs.

There is also a youth classification. This classification is calculated the same way as the general classification, but only young cyclists (under 23) are included. The leader of the young rider classification receives a white and green jersey.

The last jersey is awarded to the most combative rider of a stage for him to wear on the next stage. It is generally awarded to a rider who attacks constantly or spends a lot of time in the breakaways. This jersey is blue, white and yellow.

There is also a classification for teams. In this classification, the times of the best three cyclists per stage are added, and the team with the lowest time is the leader.[12]

Stage Winner General classification
 
Young rider classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Sprints classification
 
Most courageous rider
 
Teams classification
1 Mark Cavendish Mark Cavendish Tao Geoghegan Hart Will Routley Mark Cavendish Charles Planet Cannondale
2 Bradley Wiggins Bradley Wiggins Lawson Craddock not awarded Trek Factory Racing
3 Rohan Dennis Luis Enrique Lemus Garmin–Sharp
4 Will Routley Will Routley Jonathan Clarke
5 Taylor Phinney Peter Sagan Taylor Phinney
6 Esteban Chaves Christopher Jones
7 Peter Sagan Ben King
8 Mark Cavendish Jack Bobridge
Final Bradley Wiggins Lawson Craddock Will Routley Peter Sagan not awarded Garmin–Sharp

Classification standingsEdit

Legend
      Denotes the leader of the General classification       Denotes the leader of the Mountains classification
      Denotes the leader of the Points classification       Denotes the leader of the Young rider classification

Media coverageEdit

Television

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ "Stage 4 – Monterey to Cambria" (PDF). Tour of California. AEG Cycling. April 24, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 12, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  8. ^ "Stage 5 – Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara" (PDF). Tour of California. AEG Cycling. April 24, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  9. ^ "Stage 6 – Santa Clarita to Mountain High" (PDF). Tour of California. AEG Cycling. April 24, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 22, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  10. ^ "Stage 7 – Santa Clarita to Pasadena" (PDF). Tour of California. AEG Cycling. April 24, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 12, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  11. ^ "Stage 8 – Thousand Oaks Circuit Race" (PDF). Tour of California. AEG Cycling. April 24, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 2, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  12. ^ "Classification Jerseys". Tour of California. AEG Cycling. Archived from the original on March 5, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014.

External linksEdit