Archive for February, 2009

Tour of California is almost here

Posted on 13. Feb, 2009 by .

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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 [...]

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Riders to watch at the 2009 Amgen Tour of California

Posted on 12. Feb, 2009 by .

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Finals preparation are being done before the start of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California on Saturday February 14 in Sacramento where 136 cyclists divided into 17 squads will be vying for honors and publicity for their respective sponsors.  Some riders and teams are aiming for the overall win, some for stage wins, some for [...]

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2009 Amgen Tour of California Women’s Criterium Preview

Posted on 11. Feb, 2009 by .

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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 [...]

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Tour of California stages – cheat sheet

Posted on 11. Feb, 2009 by .

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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: [...]

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Time trial, finishing speed and aggressivity for the Bissell team at Tour of California

Posted on 10. Feb, 2009 by .

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Time trial, finishing speed and aggressivity – the name of the game for the Bissell Pro Cycling team for the 2009 Amgen Tour of California. We met with the squad during the training camp in Santa Rosa where the team, under the leadership of Team Manager Glen Mitchell and new Team Director Eric Wohlberg, was [...]

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Tour of California live on cycling.tv

Posted on 09. Feb, 2009 by .

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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 [...]

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Reminder: VERSUS’ on-air schedule for the Amgen Tour of California

Posted on 06. Feb, 2009 by .

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February 7 – Preview Show 5pm-6pm ET (2pm-3pm PT) February 14 – Prologue,  Sacramento 5pm-7pm ET (2-4pm pm PT)   recap: 11pm-12am ET (8pm-9pm PT)  recap 02/15 2am-3am ET (11pm-1am PT) February 15- Stage 1,  Davis to Santa Rosa 6pm-8pm ET (3pm-5pm PT)  recap: 11pm-12am ET (8pm-9pm PT)  recap 02/16 2am-3am ET (11pm-1am PT) February 16 [...]

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Photos from Astana Training Camp

Posted on 06. Feb, 2009 by .

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Click the images for larger versions: Photos from the training ride over at Ken Conley’s flickr

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Photos from Team Type 1 training camp

Posted on 05. Feb, 2009 by .

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Photos from the Bissell Training Camp

Posted on 04. Feb, 2009 by .

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Click the images for larger versions: More photos over at Veronika Lenzi

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