Excited Spectators Gather in Lodi to Watch AMGEN Stage 2

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Top cyclists from around he world fought to the Stage 2 finish line in Lodi as fans screamed from both sides of the street.

Racers left Nevada City at 11 a.m. and made their way south to Lodi.

"We do the Tour of California every year," fan Rick Childs, of Sacramento, said. "We find a little cafe and hang out all day."

Childs was with his friends, Felix Thompson and Scott Streeter, enjoying food and wine at the Dancing Fox on School Street in Downtown Lodi. These dedicated fans said they got to the prime spot at 11 a.m.

"We specifically picked this table to see the race, and just right over there this establishment makes its own wine," Streeter said.

FOX40 also met up with a couple of teenage boys sitting on their truck bed, parked along side the course.

"Since we are growing young lads, we were really hungry after school, so we tried to get here as soon as we could, with the cheapest easiest thing to eat," 16-year-old Chris Anaforian said.

They enjoyed eating pizza, chips, and drinking sodas while cheering on the athletes. They said this would definitely a day to remember.

"We are excited," Anaforian said. "Lodi is a small town so it's nice to get a big event like this!"

"It's beautiful and great to enjoy local fair and cycling and all the people of Lodi," Childs said.

Stage 3 of the 2015 AMGEN race will start and end in San Jose Tuesday.

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