Sagan warms up for Tour of California with gravel gran fondo - Gallery

With the Tour of California less than a week away, world champion Peter Sagan made his way to the Golden State for a gravel gran fondo in Truckee on May 5. The Sagan Fondo in Truckee featured 60 percent dirt, 40 per cent pavement and a few other obstacles, like stream and bridge crossings, thrown in for fun. A second road Sagan Fondo is scheduled for November 3, with the host city yet to be announced. 

The world champion was joined by a large group of fans as wells as his brother Juraj Sagan and the pair's Bora-Hansgrohe teammate Daniel Oss. Also on the start line taking in the day of gravel were former road pro Levi Leipheimer along with cycle-cross and mountain bike stars Katerina Nash (Clif Bar Team) and Geoff Kabush (Yeti-Maxxis), who "won" the day.

The Amgen Tour of California starts Sunday in Long Beach with a 134.5km circuit race. Cyclingnews will cover the race with live reports, video highlights, photos, news reports and feature articles.

Click or swipe through the gallery for a glimpse of the day's action. 

The Cyclingnews Films documentary The Holy Week is available for download to rent ($1.99 USD) or to purchase ($4.99 USD) from Vimeo On Demand (opens in new tab). You can also watch the trailer below, with options to buy or rent at the end. 

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