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2014 Amgen Tour of California Stage Three: San Jose to Mount Diablo

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Joseph Ulibas

Tuesday marks the third day of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California. Today's race took place in San Jose a.k.a "The Queen" stage. The riders rode 108.9 mile course that took them from San Jose, up and over Mount Hamilton (elevation 4,080 feet) down through Livermore and back to Mount Diablo (elevation 3, 849 feet). This difficult course would not only test the cyclists endurance but it would either make or break them, The "Queen" also features two sprints and two high climb challenges allowing the cyclists to add extra points to their overall records.

Stage three's winner was Rohan Dennis of Team Garmin-Sharp who finished the course in 4 hours 56 minutes and two seconds. Followed by Tiago Machado of Team Netapp-Endura (4:56:08) and Lawson Craddock of Team Giant-Shimano (4:56:10). In the Jersey Standings, Bradley Wiggins hangs on to the Yellow, K.O.M. leader is Will Routley, Sprint Leader is Mark Cavendish, Lawson Craddock the Best Young Rider, Team Garmin-Sharp is the points leader in team competition and Luis Davila is the latest holder of the Breakaway from Cancer "Most Courageous Rider" jersey.

Tomorrow's stage will be held in Monterey and will end in Cambria. This course will feature two sprints and three climbs and is 103.3 miles. Start time is scheduled for 11:55 A.M. For more information about Stage Four: Monterey please visit http://amgentourofcalifornia.com/stages/stage-4