The mountains classification has been hotly contested thus far in the Amgen Tour of California. Currently, 22-year-old Canadian Ryan Anderson (Kelly Benefit Strategies) leads the competition. Here's the top-ten at the start of stage five:
1 Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies 29 pts
2 Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 1 26
3 Karl Menzies (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Presented by Maxxis 22
4 Davide Frattini (Ita) Team Type 1 20
5 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack 11
6 Robert Britton (Can) Bissell 11
7 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Fly V Australia 11
8 Eric Boily (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy 11
9 Andrew Randell (Can) SpiderTech Powered by Planet Energy 10
10 Jose Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Team Radioshack 9
There are two KOMs in stage five, the category 3 Old Stage Road ascent at mile 60.5 and the category 4 Round Mountain Road at mile 100.5. There's 6,5,4,3,1 points up for grabs at the category 3 climb and 4,3,2,1 points for the category 4 ascent.
Will the jersey remain with Kelly Benefit Strategies? Change hands? We'll find out soon enough today...