Stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California was unfortunately canceled due to the risks presented to riders, spectators and staff by winter-like weather conditions. Many riders expressed their agreement that the cancellation of stage 1 was the right thing to do. This was further underscored by reports that as many as 6 race marshals may have been involved in an incident or incidents resulting in their motorcycles crashing in the slippery conditions. There are no reported injuries as a result of these crashes.
However, while stage 1 is behind us, there is still risk of potential impact on tomorrow’s stage 2.