15 Feb 2009

Hyden Roulston makes good start in Tour of California

6:15 pm on 15 February 2009

The double Olympic cycling medalist Hayden Roulston has finished the opening 3.9 kilometre prologue in Sacramento at the start of the Tour of California 7.5 seconds behind the leader Fabian Cancellara.

Peter Latham is half a second behind Roulston with another New Zealander Jeremy Vennell eight and a half seconds off the pace.

Lance Armstrong's just over four seonds behind Cancellara.

Tomorrow's first stage will cover 170 kilometres from Sacramento to Santa Rosa.