Quick-Step Floors’ Fernando Gaviria (COL) claimed his second win at the 2018 Amgen Tour of California, his sixth of the season. Gaviria further cements his comeback from a hand injury earlier this year, with the stage podium result duplicating Sunday’s Stage 1.
There is no change to the overall standings with BMC Racing Team’s Tejay van Garderen (Tacoma, Wash.) retaining the Amgen Race Leader Jersey and his 23-second lead over.
Today's Stage 6 (M) include the HC climb up Kingsbury Grade. The men will spend the day on a 122.1 mile trek in South Lake Tahoe including seven categorized climbs that they’ll begin to encounter shortly after they depart from Folsom.
South Lake Tahoe has been a staple destination for the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race each year since 2015 but will host a men’s race finish for only the 2nd time. In 2016, a breakaway including Toms Skujins, managed to hold off the peloton on a big day of climbing up to the high altitude resort of Heavenly. An initial visit by the men’s race to South Lake Tahoe in 2011 was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.