San Francisco cyclist Chris Phipps demonstrated his Strava art skills once again, this time with a ride to commemorate Taylor Phinney’s win yesterday on Stage 5 of the Amgen Tour of California.
After 100 miles of riding from Pismo Beach, this young cyclist riding for BMC broke away from the peloton to slide down the long grade down into Santa Barbara. Team Cannondale futilely worked to reel Phinney back in in an attempt to place Peter Sagan in a position to win the stage, but Phinney maintained his lead and crossed the finish line alone with a flourish.
For Stage 6 today, the Amgen Tour of California races from Santa Clarita to a mountain top finish at Mountain High ski resort. The race starts in a few moments; watch the race live on Tour Tracker beginning at 2 PM California time.