The stage victory was played by the riders from the successful breakaway: American rider Evan Huffman won ahead of Spanish David Lopez and French rider Nicolas Edet. Matti Breschel became the best Astana Proteam performer, finishing in a chasing group 53 seconds behind the winner.
- It was short, but very intense stage with all these mountains and hot weather. It was not easy at all today. In the final our riders were there in a big group, which tried to chase the leaders, but a break and a group of GC favorites could stay in front until the finish. So, the Tour of California is finished, we did some good racing kilometers here and I hope this will help our riders to perform well later in the season, - said sports director Lars Michaelsen.
The overall winner of the Amgen Tour of California 2017 became George Bennett from New Zeeland. The final podium of the race was completed by Rafal Majka and Andrew Talansky. Matti Breschel and Artyom Zakharov are 54th and 55th, respectively.
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