CANADIAN SEBASTIEN SALAS WINS KING OF THE MOUNTAIN JERSEY
AT TOUR OF CALIFORNIA
King of the mountain jersey awarded to Best
climber; Salas becomes second Canadian to ever win a
jersey in California
(Los Angeles, CA – May 20, 2012) The Canadian
Cycling Association would like to congratulate road
cyclist Sebastien Salas of Team Optum-Kelly Benefit
for winning the King of the Mountain jersey at the 2012
Amgen Tour of California.
From the first stage, Salas fought a tough battle with
another Canadian, David Boily of Team SpiderTech. Boily
took the jersey for first two stages. Salas went on
the attack in the third stage, and took control of the
KOM race. Since then, Salas has been wearing the coveted
Polka-Dot jersey, a highly respected jersey awarded
to the best climber.
Only one other Canadian won a jersey at the Amgen Tour
of California – Dominique Rollin (FDJ-Big Mat)
won the best sprinter jersey in 2008. Rollin and Ryder
Hesjedal (Team Garmin-Barracuda) both won stages at
the tour in previous years.
The Amgen Tour of California ended today after 1180
kilometers of racing.