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Bernal set to make Tour de France debut after California victoryColombian prodigy fast tracked into Team Sky Tour squad
McNulty soars to seventh overall at his first Tour of CaliforniaWorldTour teams already courting the 20-year-old American
Tour of California 2018: Stage 7 highlights – VideoBernal takes overall prize as Gaviria wins stage in photo finish
Egan Bernal (Team Sky) secured two stage wins and the overall title at the Amgen Tour of California. The Colombian won the seven-day race by 1:25 ahead of Tejay van Garderen (BMC) and 2:14 ahead of Daniel Martinez (EF Education First-Drapac).
It was a successful week for the Colombians, as sprinter Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) made it three sprint stages for three as he powered to victory in Sacramento on the final stage 7. Sunweb's Max Walscheid was second and Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) was third.
2018 Tour of California - Final Results
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky||25:34:19|
|2||Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team||0:01:25|
|3||Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale||0:02:14|
|4||Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott||0:02:16|
|5||Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky||0:02:28|
|6||Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe||0:03:01|
|7||Brandon McNulty (USA) Rally Cycling||0:03:28|
|8||Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors||0:03:50|
|9||Kristijan Durasek (Cro) UAE Team Emirates||0:03:59|
|10||Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale||0:04:01|
The 2018 Amgen Tour of California will take place May 13-19 for its second run on the WorldTour calendar.
The 13th edition of the race is set to begin in Southern California - only the fourth time the race has headed in a northerly direction. It begins in Long Beach outside of Los Angeles and soon shifts the focus from the sprinters to the climbers. The first key stage of the 2018 event comes on stage 2, which finishes atop the punishing climb on Gibraltar Road, the same finish that propelled Julian Alaphilippe to the overall victory in 2016.
King City debuts as a host of the start of stage 3, which finishes at the Laguna Seca raceway.
The race's second decisive stage comes with a time trial in San Jose on stage 4, followed by a stage from Stockton to Elk Grove, a mountain stage to South Lake Tahoe, and an overall finish in Sacramento.
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