Photo Gallery: Amgen Tour of California, Stage 2 – Murrieta to Palm Springs

SoCalCycling.com May 14, 2013 0
Photo Gallery: Amgen Tour of California, Stage 2 – Murrieta to Palm Springs

The 2013 Amgen Tour of California continued with Stage 2, which started in Murrieta and finished on the very steep Palm Springs Tram climb in Palm Springs. The temperatures soared to a toasty 114 degrees, which made the final climb especially brutal for the riders and fans alike.

Below is a Photo Gallery from the final ascent to the finish.

Photos ©  Christy Nicholson / EchelonDesignPhoto.com

Janier Acevedo celebrates his win in front an enthusiastic crowd.

Janier Acevedo celebrates his win in front an enthusiastic crowd.

Janier Acevedo almost collapses off his bike from the effort.

Janier Acevedo almost collapses off his bike from the effort.

Janier Acevedo wins at the top of the Palm Springs Tram climb.

Janier Acevedo wins at the top of the Palm Springs Tram climb.

Tejay Van Garderen finished 2nd for the day.

Tejay Van Garderen finished 2nd for the day.

Mathias Frank and Michael Rogers finished 4th and 5th respectively.

Mathias Frank and Michael Rogers finished 4th and 5th respectively.

Matthew Busche makes the final push to the finish.

Matthew Busche makes the final push to the finish.

Chad Haga put in a good ride to finish 6th.

Chad Haga put in a good ride to finish 6th.

Francisco Mancebo powers to the finish.

Francisco Mancebo powers to the finish.

Marc De Maar went on to finish 11th.

Marc De Maar went on to finish 11th.

Phil Gaimon, who was recently injured at SDSR, rode to a solid 15th place.

Phil Gaimon, who was recently injured at SDSR, rode to a solid 15th place.

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Juan Antonio Flecha battled the heat.

Juan Antonio Flecha battled the heat.

World Champion Phillipe Gilbert powered up the final pitch.

World Champion Phillipe Gilbert powered up the final pitch.

Staying hydrated on a 114 degree day.

Staying hydrated on a 114 degree day.

Timothy Duggan and Saxo Bank teammate Olivier Zaugg rode in together.

Timothy Duggan and Saxo Bank teammate Olivier Zaugg rode in together.

Stage 1 winner and race leader Liewe Westra finished 9’41 down.

Stage 1 winner and race leader Liewe Westra finished 9’41 down.

KOM leader Carter Jones gets cheered on.

KOM leader Carter Jones gets cheered on.

Peter Sagan’s Cannondale Pro Cycling Team rallied around him up the climb.

Peter Sagan’s Cannondale Pro Cycling Team rallied around him up the climb.

Some riders needed medical attention due to the excessive heat.

Some riders needed medical attention due to the excessive heat.

A sneak peak at Acevedo’s Champion System race leaders jersey.

A sneak peak at Acevedo’s Champion System race leaders jersey.

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