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Gallery: 2014 Amgen Tour of California, stage 1

Casey B. Gibson is on hand as the 2014 Amgen Tour of California gets under way in and around Sacramento
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: Auburn
The peloton got a big welcome in the historic town of Auburn. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: big horses
The big horses were in the break, as Boonen and Phinney drive the echelon in the wind. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: Routley and Planet
Will Routley and Charles Planet did plenty of work in the early break. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: podium
The stage 1 podium of Cavendish, Degenkolb, and Hofland. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: Cav wins
Cavendish takes the stage 1 win with a well-timed bike throw. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: Cookson
UCI president Brian Cookson was on hand to present the yellow jersey. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: Craddock
Lawson Craddock made the jump from best young rider in 2013 to a team leader of Giant Shimano in 2014. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: Bissell
This year’s U23 team, Bissell Development, made sure they were at the front when the peloton turned into the crosswinds. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: Huff and Jacques-Maynes
American pros Brad Huff and Ben Jacques-Maynes near the front of the peloton. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: fill 'er up
Omega Pharma stretches the limits of their kits with eight water bottles in back of the jersey. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: one to go
With one lap to go, a big crowd in downtown Sacramento cheers the peloton. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: horse country
The peloton cruises through horse country north of Sacramento. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: Phinney and Boonen
Taylor Phinney and Tom Boonen gave the break one last try on the outskirts of Sacramento. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: checkup
Ian Shurburne does some drive-up repairs on Taylor Phinney’s bike. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: Planet
Charles Planet drives the early break. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: Rodriguez
Fred Rodriguez gets back to the important things in life with family time after the race. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: eats
Michael Schar picks up lunch in the feedzone. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: security
Sacramento police made sure the start was safe with plenty of people, dogs and horses. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: Wiggins
Bradley Wiggins proved he was serious about the race, as he was a presence at the front of the peloton and driving the late break. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: working the wind
Sky and BMC were on the front of the break in the crosswinds, but it failed to hold off the chase. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: mates
English mates Cavendish and Wiggins at the start. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com
2014 Amgen Tour, stage 1: waiting
A domestic women’s team stakes out some space in the team area in front of the state Capitol, waiting for their race. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com