Efimkin almost rewarded for risk on Mt Baldy

Alexander Efimkin (most aggressive rider)

Alexander Efimkin (most aggressive rider) (Image credit: Jon Devich/Cyclingnews.com/epicimages.us)

Aleksandr Efimkin (Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis) did not achieve the overall ranking that he set out to at beginning of the Amgen Tour of California. However, his sixth place performance on the queen stage seven atop Mt Baldy, following an all day breakaway, was enough to secure the Breakaway from Cancer Most Courageous Rider jersey.

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