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Peter Sagan repeats sprint to finish to take Stage 3 in 2012 Amgen Tour

16 pro cycling teams took part this year's in 8-stage race

Young Slovakian cycling sensation and overall 2012 Amgen Tour of California race leader Peter Sagan (SVK) of Liquigas-Cannondale crossed first at the finish line in Livermore Tuesday, taking his third stage win of the 2012 race and making Amgen Tour of California history by winning three consecutive stages.

Stage 3 of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California started in north San Jose earlier in the day and made its way to Livermore. For the first time in the history of the race, the riders were challenged with a climb up Mt. Diablo, one of the most revered climbs in California.

This year's Jersey winners were Amgen Leader Jersey Peter Sagan; Nissan King of the Mountain Jersey, Sébastian Salas; Rabobank Best Young Rider Jersey, Peter Sagan; Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer Most Courageous Rider Jersey, Wilson Marentes Torres; and, Exergy Most Aggressive Rider Jersey, Jeremy Vennell.

The top three in the Stage 3 race were Peter Sagan, first; Heinrich Haussler, second; and, Tom Boonen, third.

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Posted by Really messed up the traffic in Livermore
a resident of Livermore
on May 16, 2012 at 11:29 am

Q. Did it wipe out other communities as well?
Couldn't they have figured some way for Innocent people to get across town?


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Posted by Jake
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 16, 2012 at 12:32 pm

My experience is that sports events take precedent over anyone's life.

At least in the minds of those with the power to make such huge changes that affect everyone's daily lives.


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Posted by benjamin
a resident of Gatewood
on May 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

PLEASE..... This is a wonderful way to bring excitement and $$$ to our local communities! There were signs posted that there would be delays.


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Posted by FedUp
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Jake, I share your feelings here in Pleasanton. I am about 4 blocks away from the Sports Park, and on hot evenings it can be very annoying, since people over there refuse to stop their games by 10pm, when they should. They just continue their screaming and yelling for as long as they please. After all. sports are always more important!


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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on May 17, 2012 at 8:37 am

mooseturd is a registered user.

You four folks have just demonstrated that 75% of Pleasantonites are sour pusses.


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Posted by Dave
a resident of Birdland
on May 17, 2012 at 9:20 am

I'm sure that Fedup never noticed that big space with the big sign saying "Sports Park" when he bought his home. Sounds like the people that buy a house next to an airport and then complain about the planes. Sourpusses is putting it mildly!


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Posted by Trekmtb
a resident of Heritage Oaks
on May 17, 2012 at 11:23 am

This reminds me of many of my downtown neighbors. They want to live downtown however don't want to deal with the Farmer's Market, Concerts, Skate Rinks and the people and cars that they bring. They complain that there's nothing to do downtown and then try to eliminate everything that disrupts them in any way.


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Posted by Joe
a resident of Ruby Hill
on May 17, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Trekmtb -exactly. Let's see, I'm inconvenienced for 5-6 hours (and need to complain about it) so Livermore (and by extension a number of additional communities) can host some bike race. Oh yeah, a bike race that is in the top 10 in the world, is televised around the world, and will bring visitors to our area who will book hotel rooms, dine, visit wineries, etc. Wah, wah, wah... me, me, me. Get a life.


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Posted by Janet
a resident of Parkside
on May 17, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I think what the poster above was referring to is of a 10 o'clock ordinance on noise. There are restrictions past this time, and the games at the Park many times go way past it. I know it because I live close by. Although that doesn't really bother me, I can see why it would be annoying to many people.

Yes, one can move to an area knowing that there'll be noise until 10 pm, but if the noise continues past that time, the complaint is legitimate.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Livermore
on May 19, 2012 at 12:03 am

so proud of Livermore and the down town organization to host an amazing event, keep it up.
Looking forward for next year.....


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