Gearing up for the Tour of California

Only two more days to the start of California's Tour and I'm stoked. This year's roster is amazing and I've already heard rumors of QuickStep doing King's Mountain earlier this week. It looks like it will be a Discovery vs. CSC battle royale, but who knows with the additional pro teams this time around. CSC has last year's 2nd and 3rd place winner (Zabriskie/Julich), plus two-stage winner JJ Haedo. AND they have O'Grady, Cancellara, and Voigt.

On the Discovery side, Levi should have the opportunity to be helped by Basso, Danielson, and Hincapie (2-stage winner last year). Tony Cruz is also back with the squad.

The rest of the rider list is amazing. I'm going to have fun yelling "THOR!" and maybe we'll see Bettini risk his kneecaps on another descent. Then there's the Rasmussen climbing Sierra Road and the rematch of Zabriskie vs. Baldwin in the Solvang time trial.

My tentative plan is to be at the Prologue, atop Sierra Road, and at the Solvang TT. There's a small chance that I'll be in Santa Rosa as well.

I love this race!

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