Tour of California – Begins Sunday – Sonoma County Represent!

The Tour of California won’t be visiting Santa Rosa this year… But that doesn’t mean Santa Rosa won’t be felt by the Tour…
Defending champion team BMC has selected Santa Rosan Peter Stetina as their “GC” (general classification) team leader!
Good luck, Peter!


AMGEN Tour of California :: Press Conference – Live Coverage.


Leipheimer On The Mend And Gunning For More

Levi on having some rough luck at last week’s Paris-Nice:

Hitting the tarmac three times in one day may have cost him a result in the Race to the Sun however, but Leipheimer acknowledges that things could have been a whole lot worse.

“I mean you know I am actually pretty lucky having crashed three times, hitting a motorbike,” he said in an interview on the team’s website. “I just have scrapes bruises and soreness, but it’s all going away pretty quickly.”

And on the upcoming Tour of California:

With Catalunya under his belt, Leipheimer will be building for the Tour of California, which starts in his home town of Santa Rosa on May 13th. As a three-time winner of the race, Leipheimer is looking forward to leading his new Omega Pharma-Quick Step team on US roads.

“It’s going to be exciting,” he said. “This whole year has been a fresh start, changing teams. It’s been a long time since I’ve changed teams, which brings a lot of new motivation and perspective. Regarding Amgen Tour of California, it’s an extra special year. It starts in my home town of Santa Rosa. I think that our community has been looking forward to this for a long time. I’m right there with them, looking forward to it. It’s going to be exciting.”

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