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Stage 4: Haedo Wins, Landis Maintains Lead

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Day Thursday the 23rd
Start Monterey
Sprints Big Sur Cambria
KOMs 3
Finish San Luis Obispo
Start Time 10:00 AM
Miles 130.9
KM 210.7
Finish ETA 3:22-4:19 PM
Race Format Road Race
Terrain Hilly
Juan Jose Haedo
Stage 4 Results | Photos + Video | Press Release

Juan Jose Haedo of team Toyota united won his second stage sprint as the longest stage of the Tour of California closed in a mass sprint. Floyd Landis of Phonak kept the golden jersey, and Bernhard Kohl of T-Mobile kept his king of the mountain jersey.

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Stage 4 Profile

Top Viewing Spots


1. Cannery Row: At 9:00 a.m., Join the world's top professional cyclists and KWAV 97FM's Morning Radio Host and Media Personality Barry Brown at the start of the Queen Stage on historic Cannery Row. Meet the pros - take photographs, get autographs, experience the two-loop promenade, and pick up cool race merchandise, a commemorative program, and free merchandise from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Clif Bar. The Defense Language Insitute Color Guard will also be performing during the event. The cyclist sign-in area and stage will be along Cannery Row, with spectator viewing area during the start of the race along Cannery Row and Wave Street.

2. Sprint Zone, Big Sur: Join the excitement in front of the Big Sur River Inn at 11:00 a.m. for the Sprint Zone, where the first cyclist to cross the sprint line will be awarded a $1,000 bonus, the Tour's only sprint line bonus at a destination-to-destination stage. Join sponsor Clif Bar for prizes and giveaways. To participate in the Sprint Zone, stay overnight in Big Sur, enjoy breakfast amongst the coastal redwoods and catch all of the action at the Sprint Zone at 11. Be sure to stay in Big Sur for lunch.

3. KOM, Big Sur: A great photo opportunity, the King of the Mountain will be held in Big Sur between Ventana Inn & Spa and Nepenthe, two of the most popular destinations in Big Sur (also other great places to watch the race). Watch the cyclists climb up the hill and begin their descent out of the Big Sur Valley and continue through the rugged coastal terrain of Big Sur.

4. Colton Hall, Monterey: Just after 10 a.m., watch the cyclists turn from Pacific Street and onto Jefferson Street as they head up the forested hills of Monterey. After viewing the historic race, visit Colton Hall, where California's first Constitution was drafted in this historic site in October 1849.

5. Pacific Street, Downtown Monterey: Just after 10 a.m., watch the cyclists rush down Pacific Street in Downtown Monterey. Ideal viewing points along Pacific Street is on the street between Scott and Jefferson Streets. Or, stay at the Portola Plaza Hotel, Pacific Hotel, and Monterey Marriott Hotel and watch the race from your hotel room!

6. Crossroads Shopping Village, Carmel: At the mouth of Carmel Valley, view the world's top cyclists take off at the official start line, where the race will be de-neutralized and take off in full force. Located at Highway 1 and Rio Road in Carmel.

7. Veterans Memorial Park, Monterey: Watch the cyclists gruel up Skyline Drive and through Monterey's pine forests. You're sure to get a glimpse of the cyclists as they wind up Skyline Drive and through Veterans Memorial Park.

8. Carmel High School, Carmel: The descent on Highway 1 between Highway 68 and Point Lobos is steep, so don't blink when you watch the cyclists zoom down Highway 1 and into the mouth of Carmel Valley. Cheer on 16 of the world's top professional cycling teams at Carmel High School, at the intersection of Highway 1 and Ocean Avenue.

9. Carmel River State Beach, Carmel and Point Lobos State Reserve: Spend the morning at Carmel River State Beach and watch riders ride along Highway 1.

10. Nepenthe, Big Sur: Home to Nepenthe Restaurant, Caf? Kevah and the Phoenix Shop, Nepenthe is a Big Sur institution. Have lunch or breakfast at Nepenthe and watch the race just after the KOM.

Local Sponsors

Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
KCBA Fox 35
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Hyatt Regency Monterey
San Luis Obispo
City of San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce
Prudential California Reality
Cannon Associates
Art's SLO Cyclery
Madonna Inn
Edna Valley Vineyard
ESPN Radio
San Luis Obispo Tribune