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Stage 7 - Claremont to Mt. Baldy
If the Stage 6 individual time trial created some separation between the contenders and the chasers, Stage 7 will be the ultimate test of the rider's resolve to capture the yellow jersey. Did they leave it all on the road in Solvang or did they hold back enough to survive one of the most difficult stages in the history of bicycle racing in the USA?

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Stage 8 - Santa Clarita to Thousand Oaks
The Amgen Tour of California returns to one of its favorite host cities for the start of the final stage of the 2011 race. Santa Clarita is one of the up and coming cities in all of California.

The winner of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California will be crowned on the award stage in Thousand Oaks. He will have survived the longest and most difficult stage race ever contested in the USA.

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