Stage 1

Andrew Messick (C) President of AEG Sports discusses the weather and road conditions with team directors and riders leading to the decision to cancel stage one of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe due to unsafe conditions caused by snow on May 15, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Stage 1 Of Tour Of Calif. Called Off

The start of the Tour of California was wiped out Sunday because of snow, forcing organizers to cut the event from eight to seven stages.