Our second Amgen Tour of California came to a close with a dramatic battle up Mount Diablo on Saturday followed by a sprint into Santa Rosa on Sunday. ORICA-GreenEDGE leaves California with one stage podium, seven top ten stage results and fifth overall with Cameron Meyer.
“There were a lot of positives from our week of racing in California. We lost two riders on the first day, which was a big blow to the team. From there, the rest of us did a great job salvaging something out of this race. We’re proud of Cam for finishing fifth, only 7” off the overall podium. We almost got Michael Matthews up there for a stage win on stage three with great work by our sprint train. We were missing some key horsepower in our lead out after losing Fumy [Beppu] and Heppy [Michael Hepburn]. More success would have been better, and a stage win would have been great, but we can feel good about what we accomplished.” - Sport Director Matt Wilson