Tour of California: Poland's Rafał Majka still leads overall

Hundreds of fans line up to watch the Stage 4 start from Cabrillo Boulevard in Santa Barbara for the Amgen Tour of California Wednesday morning

In what seems like the blink of an eye, the bicyclists zipped down East Cabrillo Boulevard at 11:30 a.m.

This marks the eighth time and the fifth year in a row that the Santa Barbara region has hosted the seven-stage, 575-mile tour.

The 99.1-mile course rolls through Montecito, Carpinteria, Ojai and Santa Paula along to the finish at Magic Mountain Parkway in Santa Clarita.

Highlights during Stage 4 include two sprints, two King of the Mountain portions, and 7,700 feet of climbing.

The 192.5 kilometre stage from Pismo Beach to Morro Bay was won by Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) ahead of Rick Zabel (Katusha-Alpecin) and Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates).

Supporting some of the world's most accomplished cyclists was a Pleasanton, California resident who knew a thing or two about the competition.

The Amgen Tour of California continues to set attendance records, as the largest cycling event in the United States.

"I've been a fan forever", Sears said.

The Tour de France-style race, which features some of the top cyclists in the world, is organized by L.A. -based live entertainment company AEG and is sponsored by several big brands, including Lexus and Tag Heuer.

Motorists in Santa Clarita and Valencia could run into some road closures Wednesday as the Amgen Tour of California makes it way into Los Angeles County.

"It feels incredible. previous year this was an awesome race for us".

Just like Sunday, Wolfe made a break from the breakaway. The victor of Stage 2, Majka has two seconds on George Bennett and 14 seconds on Ian Boswell, while top overall contenders Brent Bookwalter and Andrew Talansky are 48 seconds adrift.



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