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Colmbia's Javier Acevedo leads Tour of California

Updated: May 13, 2013, 9:27 PM ET
Associated Press

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- Javier Acevedo of Colombia bolted to the front with about 700 yards left in final steep climb, winning Monday's second stage in scorching heat to take the overall lead at the Tour of California.

The 27-year-old rider completed the 124.1-mile Murrieta to Greater Palm Springs road race in 5 hours, 7 minutes and 40 seconds as temperatures approached 110 degrees.

Acevedo, who rides for American team Jamis-Hagens Berman, leads American Tejay van Garderen (BMC) by ...

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