After receiving around 1 foot of new snow earlier this week, Lake Tahoe ski resorts received several more inches of snow overnight.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows received 5 inches of new snow, according to a Sunday morning report from onthesnow.com.
Heavenly Mountain Resort reported 2 inches of new snow Sunday morning.
All three resorts are open today. Squaw reported 18 inches of new snow earlier this week. Heavenly reported 8 inches of new snow earlier in the week.
PASADENA, Calif. — Tadej Pogacar did the work necessary to win the Tour of California on the steep climb of Mt. Baldy.
His team did the work it needed for him to win on the run-in to Pasadena.
big names going on the attack midway through the final stage Saturday,
UAE Team Emirates was able to consistently keep their young star out of
trouble. And when the field came back for a sprint at the Rose Bowl, all
Pogacar had to do was raise his hands in overall victory.
Bol of Team Sunweb won the group sprint ahead of three-time world
champion Peter Sagan to win the seventh stage, while Jasper Philipsen
capped a big day for Team Emirates with a third-place run.
first WorldTour stage race victory came ahead of Sergio Iguita, who
went on the attack on one of the day’s final climbs, and Kasper Asgreen
of the strong Deceuninck-Quick Step team.
“This was my main goal
this year,” said the 20-year-old Pogacar, who was inspired to pick up
cycling by his brother. “I knew that I was prepared. I surprised myself a
bit that I took the overall win, but I’m really happy and I’m looking
forward to next year.”
In the three-stage women’s race, Olympic
champion Anna van der Breggen held the lead she took on the first stage
all the way to Pasadena, finishing 29 seconds ahead of teammate Katie
Elisa Balsamo beat Arlenis Sierra and Leigh Ann Ganzer in a sprint on the final stage.
really special,” said van der Breggen, who finished just behind Hall on
the Stage 2 climb to Mt. Baldy. “Katie won here last year and I the
year before. We get to work together now. Yeah, getting a one-two
result, we didn’t think that was possible before. It’s great for the
spirit of the team.”
The short final stage took riders 126
kilometers from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
And with Pogacar holding a 16-second lead on Higuita after his win on
Mt. Baldy, the contenders knew they had to make something happen on the
short hills midway through the stage.
Max Shachmann got into an
early breakaway with Davide Ballerini, Alex Hoehn and a handful of other
strong climbers. Asgreen soon attacked the lead group, but their
advantage over Pogacar’s chase group was not enough to prevent the field
coming together during the final circuits around the stadium.
Step, which had a strong week of racing, set the tempo for its
sprinter, Fabio Jakobsen, and Team Ineos tried to set up Kristoffer
Halvorsen with a lead-out. But it was Bol, riding for Team Sunweb, who
timed his sprint perfectly to nip Sagan at the line.
“It was quite a chaotic stage,” Sagan said. “I probably reacted a bit late to Bol’s sprint.”
third-place finish helped him secure the best young rider jersey, while
Asgreen won the points jersey as the top sprinter and Ballerini secured
the king of the mountains jersey.
“This is my first time here in
California. It’s beautiful country,” Ballerini said. “I tried to win a
stage but it wasn’t easy. I tried to get away also today, but it was a
very short, fast stage.”
That was good news for Pogacar, who was
able to hold onto his 16-second advantage over Higuita, riding for EF
Education First. Asgreen was another second back to round out the
podium, while former race winner George Bennett was 29 seconds back in
fourth for his Team Jumbo-Visma.
Asked where the relatively
unknown Pogacar picked up his beyond-his-years poise and tactics, he
replied: “I think from all the racing over the years, with great
coaching. I’ve been racing 10 years now and you learn stuff. But I still
don’t know everything.”
It seems as if van der Breggen does.
world’s best rider by a wide margin, van der Breggen stayed close to
the front of the peloton as it reeled in the breakaway, helping to
ensure the final stage of the women’s race would be a sprint.
rider Coryn Rivera came to the front and was just starting to ramp up
the speed when she sustained a mechanical problem at the worst possible
moment. That opened the door for Balsamo, who held off Sierra and Ganzer
with Chloe Dygert of the U.S. right behind in fourth.
Van der Breggen and Hall were joined on the final podium by Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio.
was a hard stage race. Three beautiful stages,” van der Breggen said.
“They didn’t make it easy for us the last day. We’re really happy to
finish first and second. It’s a great result.”
SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California is raising tuition by hundreds of dollars for out-of-state and international students.
KQED-TV says the UC Board of Regents approved a $762 hike on Thursday despite loud protests from students.
The increase amounts to 2.6% and will take effect for the 2019-2020 school year. That comes on top of a nearly $1,000 hike approved last year.
Students coming to UC schools from abroad or out of state will now pay more than $42,000 a year in tuition and fees.
That’s more than three times what students from California pay.
tuition increase is expected to bring the university system about $26
million. Nearly $3 million of that additional revenue will be set aside
for financial aid for students coming from out of state.
Douglas County Commission Chairman Barry Penzel issued a statement addressing Thursday’s meeting where a fight broke out between commissioners.
“As the Chairman of the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners, I would like to express that I regret the behavior which occurred during the Board of County Commissioners Meeting on May 16,” he said. “This is not the way we wish to conduct business for the people of Douglas County. I am committed to working on settling our differences in a more appropriate manner in the future.”
Douglas County deputies were called to the Tahoe Transportation Center at 5:55 p.m., just minutes after a heated exchange between Penzel and Commissioner John Engels, who had just finished reading a five-page statement critical of the commissioners supporting Redevelopment Area No. 2.
Penzel called a recess and he, Engels and Commissioner Larry Walsh walked into the room behind the tables.
The Sheriff’s Office reported that a fight took place that resulted in an injury. Engels came out with a bleeding arm and was treated by paramedics. He did not participate in the rest of the meeting.
Penzel took closing public comment, which focused on the redevelopment area, after which commissioners voted 3-1 to continue the issue to the next meeting at Lake Tahoe, which should be June 20.
Citing an open and ongoing investigation, the sheriff’s office did not provide additional information. The case will be referred to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office for review.
County commissioners are scheduled to meet again 3 p.m. Monday to finalize the budget and once more on Thursday in a joint session with planning commissioners.
ONTARIO, Calif. — UAE Team Emirates began its week at the Tour of California by sending home one of its riders upon learning that his name had surfaced in a European investigation into doping in cycling.
The team appears set to end it with the overall race lead.
Tadej Pogacar reeled in several top contenders on Friday’s final climb to Mt. Baldy, then matched every attack thrown down by Sergio Higuita. That allowed him to reach the finish line first and take not only the sixth stage but also the lead in the general classification with just a day of racing to go.
In the women’s race, American climber Katie Hall surged in the final couple kilometers up Mt. Baldy before holding off teammate Anna van der Breggen for the stage win. Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio was third.
Van der Breggen retained the overall lead by 29 seconds over Hall, the defending race winner.
UAE Team Emirates has ridden this week without Kristijan Durasek, who was caught up in the Austrian doping probe. But it hardly mattered for Pogacar, who stayed out of trouble during the earlier stages and was in fourth place and 16 seconds adrift of Tejay van Garderen entering Friday’s stage.
Van Garderen’s team tried to pace him to the top, but the 2013 race winner cracked before some of his EF-Education First teammates. Gianni Mascon of Team Ineos, who had been third, also dropped off the brutal pace up the steep Mt. Baldy climb, throwing the race wide open.
George Bennett tried to join the fray in the closing kilometer, but he was unable to make up the ground on Pogacar and Higuita, making it a true duel to the finish line.
Higuita led the way heading to the final corner, but the diminutive Colombian swung low and took a better line, allowing him to pull ahead and sprint clear for the victory.
He now leads by 16 seconds ahead of Higuita with Kasper Asgreen in third.
Several riders in the women’s race tried to attack on the tough climb of Mt. Baldy, too, and Omer Shapira was the first to offer a truly dangerous move. Hall soon followed with about 2½ kilometers (1 ½ miles) to go, and van der Breggen soon bridged to make a trio of riders at the front.
was unable to keep up with Hall and van der Breggen, the reigning world
champion. That left the two Boels-Dolmans riders to duel on the final
kilometer to the summit, and Hall made the pass within sight of the
finish line to snag the stage victory.
The final stage Saturday takes the men and women 126 kilometers (78 miles) from Santa Clarita to Pasadena, but both overall leaders will be expected to protect their jerseys before the finish at the Rose Bowl.