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Total Time: 4:04
Stage placing: 50th
GC placing after Stage 1: 50th
Body Weight: 172lbs ( 78kg)
Average speed: 25.7mph
Average cadence: 83
Average watts: 234 (321 normalized)
Max watts: 1413
Jay's max power of 1413w was set just 23 minutes into the race as he tried to bridge a gap to the four leaders. In fact, Jay also set his max 20-minute value within the first hour of the race. In the end HTC-Columbia only allowed a 4-man move get up the road to a maximum gap of four minutes before they brought it back within 20km's to go to the finish.
Jay ended up taking it relatively easy until the final 30km's when he started working for his team sprinter Johnathan Cantwell who placed 5th on the stage. The roads were flat and slightly windy entering Sacramento but for the most part safe, until the finishing circuits. Several riders crashed with under three kilometers to go including some big names such as George Hincapie and Stuart O'Grady.
Tomorrow race to Santa Rosa will be even more action packed as the riders must climb some severe climbs near the finish in wine country. The Tour of California won't be won on Monday, but it certainly can be lost.
Thomson's teammate Darren Lill's data can also be viewed here.
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