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At the start of stage four of the Amgen Tour of California

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US national champion George Hincapie (BMC Racing Team)

US national champion George Hincapie (BMC Racing Team)
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Mike Friedman (Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda) takes a peek outside from the team bus.

Mike Friedman (Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda) takes a peek outside from the team bus.
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Best young rider Peter Sagan (Liquigas - Doimo)

Best young rider Peter Sagan (Liquigas - Doimo)
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Race leader David Zabriskie (Garmin - Transitions) signs an autograph for a fan.

Race leader David Zabriskie (Garmin - Transitions) signs an autograph for a fan.
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A Rabobank rider awaits the start in San Jose.

A Rabobank rider awaits the start in San Jose.
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Lars Bak (HTC - Columbia)

Lars Bak (HTC - Columbia)
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Andy Jacques-Maynes (Bissell) signs an autograph.

Andy Jacques-Maynes (Bissell) signs an autograph.
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Jens Voigt (Team Saxo Bank)

Jens Voigt (Team Saxo Bank)
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Announcer Dave Towle speaks with Will Routley (Jelly Belly-Kenda) who sports the blue Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Most Courageous Rider jersey for his aggressive racing on stage three.

Announcer Dave Towle speaks with Will Routley (Jelly Belly-Kenda) who sports the blue Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Most Courageous Rider jersey for his aggressive racing on stage three.
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Neil Shirley (Kelly Benefit Strategies) rides to the sign-in stage.

Neil Shirley (Kelly Benefit Strategies) rides to the sign-in stage.
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Garmin - Transitions director Jonathan Vaughters

Garmin - Transitions director Jonathan Vaughters
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Lucas Euser (SpiderTech p/b Planet Energy)

Lucas Euser (SpiderTech p/b Planet Energy)
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Matthew Wilson (Garmin - Transitions)

Matthew Wilson (Garmin - Transitions)
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Cervelo TestTeam riders emerge from their bus.

Cervelo TestTeam riders emerge from their bus.
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Team RadioShack always attracts attention from the fans.

Team RadioShack always attracts attention from the fans.
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Unitedhealthcare p/b Maxxis DS Gord Fraser is relaxed in San Jose.

Unitedhealthcare p/b Maxxis DS Gord Fraser is relaxed in San Jose.
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Unitedhealthcare p/b Maxxis ready the team cars for another day of racing.

Unitedhealthcare p/b Maxxis ready the team cars for another day of racing.
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Scott Stewart (Team Type 1) gets ready for stage four.

Scott Stewart (Team Type 1) gets ready for stage four.
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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.