New time/start location for Tour of California Stage 2

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The snowy weather that gives the Sierra Nevada its name is chasing the Amgen Tour of California out of the mountains on Monday for a Stage 2 start at 12:15 p.m. (PT) in Nevada City.

[It got underway from Nevada City right about on time.]

The stage was supposed to start at 10:15 a.m. at North Lake Tahoe – Squaw Valley.

The new route picks up the Stage 2 route and wraps up in Sacramento at about the same time — 3:30 to 4 p.m. — for an abbreviated 61-mile stage. The cyclists should arrive in California's capital city about 3 p.m., then do three circuit laps, instead of just one as originally planned.

The race will finish in front of the Capitol Building.

Here's a link to the Amgen Tour of California Stage 2 announcement.

The relocation of the start out of the severe weather conditions in the mountains follows the complete abandonment of Stage 1 due to wintery weather conditions on Sunday.

For live video-stream of the race, see the RadioShack Tour Tracker[Streaming video coverage on Tour Tracker doesn't start until 1:45, although some other functions are working.]

Versus will televise from 5-7 p.m. (ET); that's 2-4 p.m. (PT).

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