Tour of California: Peterson prevails in Stage 2


ToCS2_Peterson-win_GW TOC3 036TOC3 028 Team Garmin CEO and Director Sportif Jonathan Vaughters has often been called a visionary. For starting a team based on clean racing. For choosing top-tier training and technology over shortcuts to success. For identifying young cyclists who are capable of great things. And, today at least, for accurately foreseeing the future.

Just 40 miles into Stage 2 of the Tour of California, JV made a prediction on Twitter: "Tom Peterson is a special kind of diesel engine. We may see the Little Engine That Could come out in force today. JV" Now, granted, Vaughters has insider information and knows each of his cyclists like family. But he really called his shot on Monday as the peloton made its way from Sausalito to Santa Cruz.

Peterson About three hours later, team physiologist Allen Lim was succinct in recapping the stage: "Peterson wins. Break all day with (Garmin teammate Steve) Cozza doing most of the work. Riding his own climb… Holdin on to Levi. Takin the sprint" Essentially, Peterson (left) was in the right spot – doing the right thing – at all of the right times as he was part of a 10-man escape, bridged to catch the leader in the mountains and then stuck with defending two-time ToC champion Levi Leipheimer long enough to pass him in the final meters for the stage win. Close behind, Dave Zabriskie and Tom Danielson finished with the pack to hold on to 3rd and 13th places, respectively, in the overall GC. After two stages of nonstop bone-chilling rain, Peterson and Team Garmin warmed the hearts of their fans.

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