This is why the Amgen Tour of California moved to May: beautiful, sunny weather on tap for today's stage four from San Jose to Modesto.
Prior to the peloton starting their 121.5 mile (195.5km) journey, the riders greeted fans at their team vehicles and at the sign-in stage where announcer Dave Towle extolled their lengthy palmares.
Cyclingnews was on hand to capture these photographs in San Jose.
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