Winner: Floyd Landis
The finish line: Landis, the first Tour of California champion, capped his fourth day in the leader's jersey cruising in the lead pack through the 123.1-kilometer Redondo Beach Circuit course while his Phonak teammates controlled the field.
In Santa Rosa, Stage 1: Levi Leipheimer started the day with the leader's jersey, earned in the Prologue stage the previous day in San Francisco. He rode the 129.1-km course from Sausalito to his hometown, Santa Rosa, in front of cheering fans and his Gerolstenier team protected his lead.
Winner: Levi Leipheimer
The finish line: With a comfortable cushion, Leipheimer kept his lead over the 124.7-km Long Beach circuit course to win the Tour of California, leading from start to finish.
In Santa Rosa, Stage 1: As in the previous year, Leipheimer rode the State 1 route from Sausalito to his hometown in the leader's jersey. He kept the jersey, but it wasn't easy. A huge pileup of bikes and riders on the second of three circuits through the city put Leipheimer in a huge hole, but the college of commissaires stepped in after the race and said they'd extended the UCI's usual 3-kilometer neutral rule for timing the riders to the site of the crash, about 10 kilometers from the finish.
In Santa Rosa, Stage 2: Starting from Santa Rosa, Leipheimer maintained his lead on the 187-km ride and was greeted by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in Sacramento.