On Sunday, Dutch cyclist Robert Gesink won the seven-day Amgen Tour of California after dominating the mountainous seventh stage on Mount Baldy. Gesink, 25, who rides for Rabobank, beat four-time Tour of California winner Dave Zabriskie, an American rider for Garmin-Barracuda, by 46 seconds. Gesink's win comes eight months after a serious crash in which he broke his femur in four places and two years after his father died in a cycling accident. "It's moments like this, when you have your good times and your wins, that's what you do it for," he said. Peter Sagan of Slovakia, who rides for Liquigas-Canondale, won five of eight stages, including the final leg with a surprise break just seconds before the finish.
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