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Westra leads Tour of California after 1st stage

Updated: May 12, 2013, 8:54 PM ET
Associated Press

ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- Lieuwe Westra of the Netherlands easily outsprinted Spanaird Francisco Mancebo to claim the sweltering and hilly stage 1 and assumed the overall race Sunday lead at the Amgen Tour of California.

Westra, an eight-year pro who claimed his 12th career win, completed the 102.6-mile Escondido road race in 4 hours, 31 minutes and 33 seconds as temperatures reached into the high 90s.

Mancebo (5-Hour Energy) finished second a few bikes lengths behind on the opening day ...

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