2008 Tour of California


2008 Tour of California

Infobox Cycling race report
name = 2008 Tour of California



image_caption = David Millar leading the chase at the end of Stage 3.
image_size = 300
series = UCI America Tour
race_no =
series_no =
date = February 17–February 24
stages = 7 & Prologue
distance = 650
unit = mi
time = 29h 24' 32"
speed = 22.10
first = Levi Leipheimer
first_nat = USA
first_natvar =
first_team = Astana Team
second = David Millar
second_nat = GBR
second_natvar =
second_team = Slipstream-Chipotle
third = Christian Vandevelde
third_nat = USA
third_natvar =
third_team = Slipstream-Chipotle
points =
points_nat =
points_natvar =
points_team =
mountains = Scott Nydam
mountains_nat = USA
mountains_natvar =
mountains_team = BMC Racing Team
youth = Robert Gesink
youth_nat = NED
youth_natvar =
youth_team = Rabobank
combination =
combination_nat =
combination_natvar =
combination_team =
sprints = Dominique Rollin
sprints_nat = CAN
sprints_natvar =
sprints_team = Toyota-United Pro
team = Slipstream-Chipotle
team_nat = USA
team_natvar =
The 2008 Tour of California was the third edition of an eight-day, 650-mile (1,045 km) stage race, which began in Palo Alto (Stanford University), then raced through the California redwoods, wine country and the Pacific Coast and finished in Pasadena. The road bicycle racing event was held February 17 through February 24, 2008. The 2008 Tour of California is part of the 2007-2008 UCI America Tour and the 2008 USA Cycling Professional Tour.

tage Results


=Prologue, February 17, Palo Alto - Stanford University, 3.4 km=

tage 1, February 18, Sausalito - Santa Rosa, 156 km

tage 2, February 19, Santa Rosa - Sacramento, 186 km

tage 3, February 20, Modesto - San José, 165 km

tage 4, February 21, Seaside - San Luis Obispo, 218 km


=Stage 5, February 22, Solvang, 24 km=

tage 6, February 23, Santa Barbara - Santa Clarita, 169.6 km

tage 7, February 24, Santa Clarita - Pasadena, 150 km

Final standing

General classification

print classification

Participating teams

;UCI ProTour Teams
* AST - flagicon|LUX Astana Team
* BTL - flagicon|FRA Bouygues Télécom
* C.A. - flagicon|FRA Crédit Agricole
* CSC - flagicon|DEN Team CSC
* GST - flagicon|GER Gerolsteiner
* QST - flagicon|BEL Team Quick Step
* RAB - flagicon|NED Rabobank Cycling Team
* SDV - flagicon|ESP Saunier Duval-Scott
* THR - flagicon|USA Team High Road

;UCI Professional Continental Teams
* BMC - flagicon|USA BMC Racing Team
* TSL - flagicon|USA Slipstream Chipotle presented by H30;UCI Continental Teams
* BPC - flagicon|USA Bissell Pro Cycling Team
* HNM - flagicon|USA Health Net Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis
* KBM - flagicon|USA Kelly Benefit Strategies / Medifast
* RRC - flagicon|USA Rock Racing
* TUP - flagicon|USA Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team
* JBC - flagicon|USA Jelly Belly Cycling Team

Stage Winners

* Prologue - Fabian Cancellara - Team CSC
* Stage 1 - Juan José Haedo - Team CSC
* Stage 2 - Tom Boonen - Quick Step
* Stage 3 - Robert Gesink - Rabobank
* Stage 4 - Dominique Rollin - Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team
* Stage 5 - Levi Leipheimer - Astana Team
* Stage 6 - Luciano Pagliarini - Saunier Duval-Scott
* Stage 7 - George Hincapie - Team High Road

External links

*
* [http://www.cyclingfans.com/arc01-17-08-02-23-08.html cyclingfans.com] Live Guide to the 2008 Tour of California
* [http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/race-live/standings.html Amgen Tour of California] : Official final standings


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