Chris Jones

Cavendish claims first stage

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Mark Cavendish of Britain surged to the front in the waning meters with the help of his teammates and won the opening stage of the Tour of California on Sunday. ...

Jones amazed by Auburn turnout

Most of the peloton was too preoccupied protecting featured team riders during Sunday’s opening stage of the Amgen Tour of California to notice the spring scenery or fervent fans ...

It’s mettle to the pedal as race begins

There are no guarantees in sports and the Amgen Tour of California is no exception. The beauty of today’s opening stage of the eight-day race is no one knows exactly what to exp ...