Not a single mention of Levi Leipheimer being most notably missing from the Tour of California rosters. This AP story reads like simple AMGEN PR: (I’d love to compare the press release to the article)
Tour of California announces 16 teams for May race | PressDemocrat.com.
…I’d hope that our LOCAL news would get an interview with Levi… something to follow-up this:
On Monday morning, at 9am, all the hand wringing over the latest scandal to hit professional cycling will come to climax… registration for the 2013 running of Levi’s Gran Fondo will begin, and nearly as soon we’ll have a bellwether of public sentiment towards Levi and his recent doping admissions.
I expect the registration will fill just as fast as it has in years past (7500 slots in mere days)… time will tell.
Register for the 2013 Levi’s GranFondo.
Other notable news: Quietly announced on the ‘frequently asked questions’ page of Levi’s Gran Fondo website are the event dates for 2013, 2014 AND 2015… presumably this means the Gran Fondo is in it for the long haul! Deets:When is Levi’s GranFondo?
- 2013: October 5th
- 2014: October 4th
- 2015: October 3th