TOUR OF CALIFORNIA BREAKDOWN

The Amgen Tour of California that begins Sunday in Sacramento is a race within a race. The 16 teams have a lineup of riders with different goals -- some try to win the overall title while others go for individual stage victories. Here's a look at the favorites in the major categories:

Overall Contenders

Peter Stetina, Santa Rosa, BMC Racing Team

Tom Danielson, Boulder, Colorado, Team Garmin-Sharp

Janier Alexis Acevedo, Colombia, Team Garmin-Sharp

Bradley Wiggins, London, Team Sky

Laurens Ten Dam, Netherlands, Belkin Pro Cycling Team

Lawson Craddock, Houston, Team Giant-Shimano

Matthew Busche, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Trek Factory Racing

Haimar Zubeldia, Spain, Trek Factory Racing

Sprinters

Peter Sagan, Slovakia, Cannondale Pro Cycling

Mark Cavendish, Isle of Man, U.K., Omega Pharma -- Quick-Step Cycling Team

Tom Boonen, Belgium, Omega Pharma -- Quick-Step Cycling Team

Thor Hushovd, Norway, BMC Racing Team

Danny Van Poppel, Netherlands, Trek Factory Racing

Fred Rodriguez, Berkeley, Jelly Belly Cycling Team p/b Maxxis

Juan Jose Haedo, Argentina, Team Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home

Stage win contenders

Taylor Phinney, Boulder, Colorado, BMC Racing Team

Ben King, Richmond, Virginia, Team Garmin-Sharp

Niki Terpstra, Netherlands, Omega Pharma -- Quick-Step Cycling Team

Jens Voigt, Germany, Trek Factory Racing

Lars Boom, Netherlands, Belkin Pro Cycling Team

Tom Boonen, Belgium, Omega Pharma -- Quick-Step Cycling Team

Time trialists

Maciej Bodnar, Poland, Cannondale Pro Cycling

Rohan Dennis, Australia, Team Garmin-Sharp

Martin Velits, Slovakia, Omega Pharma -- Quick-Step Cycling Team

Bradley Wiggins, London, Team Sky

Taylor Phinney, Boulder, Colorado, BMC Racing Team

Lawson Craddock, Houston, Team Giant-Shimano

Jens Voigt, Germany, Trek Factory Racing