Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) wrapped up the 2016 Amgen Tour of California with a stage victory in Sacramento on Sunday. It’s the Manxman’s 10th career stage win in the prestigious American stage race.

Cavendish out-paced world champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and stage seven winner Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) in the bunch sprint.

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-QuickStep) added his name to the roll call of overall winners, successfully defending his position at the top of the general classification after winning stage three.

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Alaphilippe finished the race 21 seconds ahead of Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) overall, with Brent Bookwalter (BMC Racing) completing the podium in third.

Alaphilippe’s Tour of California victory is his first overall stage race win – and he becomes the first French winner in the race.

Neilson Powless (Axeon Hagens Berman) sealed the best young rider classification, Sagan the points classification and Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling) the mountains classification.

  • The Awakening

    Well done Mark Cavendish. The old power is coming back, so congratulations to you.