For the third time in the history of the Amgen Tour of California, Nevada City played host to a stage departure. In this edition, Stage 2 left from Nevada City running 120 miles to Lodi, the “Zinfandel Capital of the World”. A largely downhill procession, the stage began at nearly 3000 feet and finished up at sea level on a southwest trajectory, skirting past the Stage 1 host city of Sacramento. As expected the race would end in another mass-sprint before the climbing begins in earnest for Stage 3.
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