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This was as much riding as the BMC Racing Team did Sunday. (BMC Racing Team photo.)
This was as much riding as the BMC Racing Team did Sunday. (BMC Racing Team photo.)

Tour of California, Stage 1: Snowed Out

16. May 2011

Lake Tahoe, California

The BMC Racing Team didn't race Sunday as snow and ice-covered roads forced the Amgen Tour of California to cancel a stage for the first time in its six-year history.

Safety A Priority
"There was definitely a concern with the safety of the course and the really fast descent," BMC Racing Team's George Hincapie said. "If it's icy, you don't have control of your bike. At the end of the day, they just prioritized safety. It's really unfortunate for the fans." More snow may impact Stage 2 on Monday.