Sir Bradley Wiggins maintained his 30-second lead heading into the final day of the Tour of California after Peter Sagan sprinted to the stage seven success.
The former Tour de France winner is seeking his first win since last year's Tour of Britain and should be able to defend his advantage over nearest challenger Rohan Dennis in the 122.4km finale.
Sagan sprinted clear of Thor Hushovd to take line honours in Pasadena and Wiggins was happy to finish in the main bunch after a tricky route.
"It was pretty fast on the descent. I was thinking 'a puncture now and it could be over', so I couldn't relax until I'd crossed that line, especially with the speed we were going," he said.
"We'll continue to do the same thing and keep an eye on the Garmin guys, as we've been doing every day.
"If we do that, I'm sure we'll be alright."
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