The top three from among 16 teams of professional cyclists in stage 6, the Big Bear Climb: (from left) Michael Rogers, Peter Sagan and Rory Sutherland.

Big Bear Lake, CA — The amazing finish to stage 6, the first-ever mountaintop finish for the Amgen Tour of California, has wrapped, to the cheers of countless fans lining Summit Boulevard just before 4pm this afternoon. Finishing the grueling uphill course, totaling 135 miles from Palmdale to Big Bear Lake in a time of 6 hours, 7 minutes and 8 seconds to win the stage was Slovakian Peter Sagan of the Italian team LiquiGas-Doimo, second went to Australian Rory Sutherland of the U.S. team United Healthcare, and third place to Australian Michael Rogers of the U.S. team HTC-Columbia. Rogers is also the overall leader in the Amgen Tour of California, which makes its way to Los Angeles for stage 7 tomorrow (May 22), with the final stage to finish in Thousand Oaks on Sunday. The Amgen Tour of California is viewed in over 200 countries which puts Big Bear Lake, too, on the international stage.

The cyclists in the uphill sprint to the finish at Snow Summit Resort in Big Bear Lake.