Archive for February, 2009

Tour of California Stage 4 – Photos

Posted on 19. Feb, 2009 by .

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Cavendish pips Boonen to win Stage 4 at the Tour of California

Posted on 18. Feb, 2009 by .

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With the help of his team, sprinter Mark Cavendish survived 4 KOMs to win the 115.4 miles (185.7 km) stage 4 at the Amgen Tour of California in Clovis CA. It was very close as Tom Boonen (Quick Step) almost pipped him at the line. JJ Haedo (Saxo Bank) was third. In clouds of yellow [...]

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Updates on yesterday’s crashes

Posted on 18. Feb, 2009 by .

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The wet conditions and tough racing continue to take their toll as more riders crashed yesterday. Teddy King (Cervelo) crashed in the neutral section and suffered a broken left arm in a nasty fall and subsequently had to abandon the race. Omer Kem (Bissell) crashed in the sketchy downhill off Sierra Road and was diagnosed [...]

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Cervélo Test Team gives leadout lessons to win stage 3 at the Tour of California

Posted on 18. Feb, 2009 by .

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Thor Hushovd stated before the start of the Tour of California that the Cervélo Test Team “has absolutely one of the fastest and strongest leadout in the world.” And today, they showed the world. In their first race together, the team perfectly executed the leadout train that they’d practiced in two training camps to put [...]

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Ben Jacques-Maynes’ courageous ride in the Tour of California

Posted on 17. Feb, 2009 by .

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With more than 100 miles to go in stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California, Bissell’s Ben Jacques-Maynes joined nine other riders in a strong early break to try and win the stage in front on his hometown fans in Santa Cruz. Jacques-Maynes, along with this break mates, battled the horrendous weather conditions that [...]

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Tour of California Stage 1 – Photos

Posted on 16. Feb, 2009 by .

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Photos from the Tour of California Women’s Criterium

Posted on 16. Feb, 2009 by .

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Emilia Fahlin wins Tour of California Women’s Criterium

Posted on 16. Feb, 2009 by .

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In pouring rain, Swedish National Champion Emilia Fahlin (Columbia-High Road) outsprinted her breakmates to win the Women’s Criterium in Santa Rosa this afternoon. Lauren Tamayo (Tibco) was second and Rachel Lloyd (Proman) rounded off the podium. Emilia Fahlin (Columbia-High Road), winner “I just tried to be up front from the beginning. I really like to [...]

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Faces and more from the prologue

Posted on 15. Feb, 2009 by .

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It’s a lot like having a defribillator ….

Posted on 14. Feb, 2009 by .

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“clear” That’s how defending champion Levi Leipheimer (Astana) described racing a prologue. Under stormy skies and appreciative crowd, the 2009 Tour of California kicked off with a prologue in Sacramento.   Former World TT Champion Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) took the honors blazing around the corners to stop the clock at four minutes and thirty-two seconds. [...]

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