Tour of California is almost here

In a bit more than twelve hours from now the Tour of California will start in Sacramento with a 2.4 miles (3.9 km) and the conversation today as the final preparations were being made often turned to the weather. Today it rained, it hailed, the thermometer dipped and the word epic was actually mentioned a…

2009 Amgen Tour of California Women’s Criterium Preview

Tibco’s Brooke Miller won the bunch to claim victory in the inaugural AToC Women’s Crit in 2008 (photo courtesy Stephanie Gutowski) On Sunday February 15, the National Racing Calendar (NRC)  kicks off, for the women, with the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Criterium in Santa Rosa, CA.  For the second year, the race is held…

Tour of California stages – cheat sheet

Saturday 14 February 2009 – Prologue: Sacramento Distance: 2.4 miles (3.9 km) Starting Line: Capitol Mall at 9th St, Sacramento Start Time: 1:30 pm PT Finish Line: L St. at 11th St., Sacramento End ETA: 4:00 pm PT Resources: map, profile, log, MapMyRide by cycling.tv  and more info Sunday 15 February 2009 – Stage 1:…

Tour of California live on cycling.tv

You can watch the Amgen Tour of California live completely free on cycling.tv. Full highlights and as live from the event will also be available, for free. Martin McCrossan and the just retired Magnus Backstedt will provide the play by play. The event will be available to users in the United States, Australia and South…

Tour of California team rosters

Astana (KAZ) 1- Levi Leipheimer (USA) 2- Lance Armstrong (USA) 3- Janez Brajkovič (SLO) 4- Chris Horner (USA) 5- Steve Morabito (SUI) 6- Yaroslav Popovych (UKR) 7- José Luis Rubiera Vigil (ESP) 8- Gregory Rast (SUI) Saxo Bank (DEN) 11- Fabian Cancellara (SUI) 12- Andy Schleck (LUX) * 13- Fränk Schleck (LUX) 14- Gustav Larsson…