Results tagged “Sacramento” from spare cycles

Incredible end for tomorrow

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Check out the final riders to go tomorrow -- it will be a special 15 minutes, for sure. I'll lock in my predication for tomorrow: Cancellara. Who knows what his form is, but the distance seems too short and flat for others, except maybe a fit Hushovd.

  1. 15.34'00" 25 LUX 19780703 KIRCHEN Kim Team Columbia-High Road THR
  2. 15.35'00" 41 BEL 19801015 BOONEN Tom Quick Step QST
  3. 15.36'00" 21 USA 19730629 HINCAPIE George Team Columbia-High Road THR
  4. 15.37'00" 162 USA 19710301 HAMILTON Tyler Rock Racing RRC
  5. 15.38'00" 38 USA 19790112 ZABRISKIE David Garmin-Slipstream GRM
  6. 15.39'00" 2 USA 19710918 ARMSTRONG Lance Astana AST
  7. 15.40'00" 31 USA 19760522 VANDEVELDE Christian Garmin-Slipstream GRM
  8. 15.41'00" 11 SUI 19810318 CANCELLARA Fabian Team Saxo Bank SAX
  9. 15.42'00" 61 ITA 19771126 BASSO Ivan Liquigas LIQ
  10. 15.43'00" 28 AUS 19791220 ROGERS Michael Team Columbia-High Road THR
  11. 15.44'00" 101 USA 19751014 LANDIS Floyd Ouch Presented By Maxxis OCM
  12. 15.45'00" 1 USA 19731024 LEIPHEIMER Levi Astana AST

Tour of California: Race Preparation Photos

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Saxo Bank Specializeds - (c) Ken Conley
Photo by Ken Conley

Tour of California 2009 Race Preparation Photos (Sacramento)

It's cold and wet up here, but that didn't stop the team mechanics from cleaning and prepping the bikes for tomorrow. Bikes were washed, bar tape redone, and TT bikes cut.

BMC - (c) Ken ConleyGarmin - (c) Ken Conley

Bissell got its ducks in a line (perhaps the ducks thought the wet parking lot was the pond):

Bissell - (c) Ken Conley
Photo by Ken Conley

Tour of California 2009 Race Preparation Photos (Sacramento)

Stage 2: Tommeke Tommeke Tommeke

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Tom Boonen - (c) Ken Conley
Photo by Ken Conley

Tom Boonen - (c) Ken Conley

Stage 2 Photo Gallery

The Tour of California got a bit of the old and new today and a world champion in between: Tom Boonen took his first victory in the Tour of California, Tyler Farrar put on Slipstream's first overall leader's jersey, and Mario Cipollini showed that he has more kick than fellow riders gave him credit. CSC's dominance of this year's Tour of California ended as Haedo flatted in the final circuits. He was able to chase back but was outkicked by Cipo for third. Dominguez was less lucky and finished off the back of the peloton with a teammate.

All were wet and worn after a long day pedaling in chilly rain and winds. BMC rider Scott Nydam had the longest day as he went on a solo effort up the early Trinity Grade climb and latest through all the intermediate prizes on the day. Nydam picked up BMC's second most aggressive rider award and Jackson Stewart defended his KOM lead.

I spent the early part of the day on Trinity Grade. Levi Leipheimer's dad helped me climb a tree and Levi's wife Odessa brought along their dog Smokey to help cheer Levi along.

Stage 2 Photo Gallery