Day two of the Amgen Tour of California took riders over 144 kilometres, with five categorised climbs to contend with before a finish in San Jose.
After 60 kilometres of breaks trying to get away, a group of four went clear with two jumping across to join the quartet. Team Sunweb were represented in the days break by Chris Hamilton, but when attacks came from his fellow breakaway riders, he lost contact and rejoined the bunch. The ascent of Mt Hamilton created a select few of favourites, with Sam Oomen making the selection. Whilst the formation of the breakaway altered and its names changed, Sam was positioned in the chasing group of 20 riders. The four leading riders went on to fight for the stage victory, with Sam Oomen taking 8th at the line.
After the stage Sam said: “Today was a hard day with a lot of climbing. Towards the end I started to feel better and it was good to be up there in the chase group. Finishing 8th is a good result that I can be happy with.”