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Kocjan chases elusive season victory in California

By: Kirsten Frattini

Strong-man eyes first and final stage

Jure Kocjan (Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis) is looking to secure that elusive victory this season at this week's Amgen Tour of California. The Slovenian strong-man accomplished a series of podium finishes and top 10s overseas this spring and is hoping to kick it up a notch, eyeing a victory in stage one's kick-off around Lake Tahoe on Sunday and at the stage eight finale on May 22 in Thousand Oaks.

"The only thing I was missing this spring was a victory," Kocjan told Cyclingnews. "I hope to get one here but I don't know. Yesterday I looked at the stages and I will try to do my best to get a stage win in the first stage, maybe the fifth stage and the last stage. I think these are the ones that suit my ability and I will do my best. But, the first and the last stage are for sure."

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