Watch Tour of California’s Stage 3 start in Pismo Beach
Update, 4:10 p.m.
Two-time world champion Peter Sagan won the third stage of the Amgen Tour of California that traced through San Luis Obispo County on Tuesday.
Sagan, a 27-year-old from Slovakia who won the Tour of California in 2015, extended his record for most stage wins at the event with 16.
Update, 3:30 p.m.
And through downtown San Luis Obispo:
Update, 3:20 p.m.
The Tour of California as it heads down South Higuera Street toward downtown San Luis Obispo.
Update, 2:30 p.m.
The racers just passed Nipomo and are on North Thompson Road, heading toward Arroyo Grande, and then will continue on to downtown San Luis Obispo. They are about 30 kilometers (almost 19 miles) away from their mid-race sprint line in downtown San Luis Obispo.
Update, 1 p.m.
The Tour of California race leaders have passed Orcutt and are nearing their main climb for the day at Tepusquet Road outside of Santa Maria, with the peloton about four minutes and 20 seconds behind them.
The 12th annual Amgen Tour of California men’s bicycle race is back in San Luis Obispo County for the third of seven stages throughout the state.
Two-time host city Pismo Beach is the jumping-off point for a loaded field that includes 17 teams of eight cyclists representing 30 countries. The peloton features eight world champions, national champions, Olympians and Tour de France stage winners.
The nearly 120-mile stage — the longest on this year’s tour — begins at Pismo Beach Pier, goes south into northern Santa Barbara County before looping back up into San Luis Obispo County through Nipomo. The race continues into San Luis Obispo along South Higuera Street into downtown before finishing in downtown Morro Bay about 3:45 p.m.
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