Julian Alaphilippe, 23, of France won the men’s Amgen Tour of California cycling race with a final Stage 8 time of 28:46:38.
Also, Kirsten Wild (Hitec) of the Netherlands claimed stage 4 in a tight sprint Sunday and Megan Guarnier, the reigning U.S. national road champion, secured the overall title of the women's Tour of California with a main field finish in the 43.5-mile stage circuit in downtown Sacramento. Guarnier, 31, lives in France and San Mateo.
Stage 8 of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California rolled through downtown Sacramento and the Delta region on Sunday. Live updates, highlights and photos from throughout the day are posted on The Sacramento Bee’s live blog below. The 84.8-mile race started at 11:15 a.m. and finish around 2:30 p.m. Bee coverage was led by staff writer Blair Anthony Robertson and noted freelance cycling writer James Raia.