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rabou crowned king of the mountains 300x200   Rabou Crowned King of the MountainsAll the hard work Thomas Rabou (Team Type 1) gave for the Amgen Tour of California finally paid off as he was crowned King of the Mountains on Sunday. Rabou rode on his final breakaway of 134km circuit race. This had four laps of a 33km course and a 1,000 ft climb at the Mulholland Highway.

Riding with Rabou were Yaroslav Popovych (Team RadioShack), Sebastian Langeveld (Rabobank), George Hincapie (BMC Racing Team), Oscar Pujol Muñoz (Cervelo Test Team), Jeremy Vennell (Bissell) and Carlos Barredo (Quick Step).

Rabou was right on track with preliminary points he earned as he rode on the stage two breakaway. Teammate Davide Frattini solidified the lead in the stage three breakaway. During stage six, Rabou garnered top points during the final climb at Big Bear Lake. Rabou explained, “At the beginning of stage six I was second in the KOM jersey so I had to be in the…

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