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Index: 2009 Tour of California Coverage
 
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Date: 3/31/2009
Index: 2009 Tour of California Coverage
 

Index: 2009 Tour of California
This years race became a 'Race to the Sun' with stormy cold weather at the start in the North but welcomed the riders and 3rd time winner, Levi Lepheimer to fair weather for the final drama on Mount Palomar in the south.  Links to all the coverage of the race for the 'Golden Fleece'.

2009 Tour of California - Prologue Just In
Fabian Cancellara leads off with Swiss precision to take the first "Golden Fleece" in Sacramento. Fast men Leipheimer and Zabriskie second and third. Top 20 Provisional results
 
2009 Tour of California - Prologue Report & Results
The early bench mark was set by Mark Renshaw (Columbia) and would hold until the very last few riders. Dave Zabriskie (Garmin) put in a fabulous ride today showing the huge crowds in California just why he is the US Time Trial Champion...
 
2009 Tour of California - After Prologue Comments
After race comments from the podium from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Fabian Cancellara, Levi Leipheimer, Dave Zabriskie and AEG Chief Andrew Messick, Race press release.
 
Tour of California Women's Criterium - Santa Rosa
Swedish Champion Emilia Fahlin wins Tour of California women's criterium in Santa Rosa. Columbia sprinter fastest of thirteen rider break. Lauren Tamayo and Rachel Lloyd second and third in Women's National Race Calendar opener.
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 1
Fancisco Mancebo Triumphant in Solo Victory!
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 1 Results
Spain's Francisco Mancebo of Rock Racing tops podium and Jerseys competitions in Santa Rosa. Stage & G.C. Results
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 2 Report & Photos
Tom Peterson of Garmin takes stage - Levi Leipheimer in the Golden Fleece of race leader. Updated with photos.
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 2 Results
Read it and weep: Stage 2 Results & General Classification - Tour reduced to 16 contenders after 2 days of epic racing in the wind and
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 2 Team Comments
Teams: Astana, Saxo Bank, Ouch, Bissell, Garmin/Slipstream and Cervello TestTeam weigh in on Stage 2 - Levi Leipheimer, Bjarne Riis, Bradley McGee, Cameron Evans, Floyd Landis, and more...
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 2 Podium Interviews
Levi Leipheimer and Thomas Peterson after race comments - A quick look at stage 3: A day for the Sprinters or long break? Race press release
 
2009 Tour of California - Aussie's in Paradise
No Dreaming in California for V Australia p/b Successful Living - Brutal Start To 2009 Tour of California
 
2009 Tour of Calfornia - Stage 2 Photo Gallery
Action photos of the racing on California's scenic Highway 1 - and Tunitas Canyon on stage 2.
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 3 The Thunder Rolls
Just in "... and the Thunder Rolls" Cervelo TestTeam & Thor Hushvod take an impressive win in Modesto Updated
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 3 Results
Stage and General Classification after Stage 3
 
Introducing Bauke Mollema
Meet Rabobank's Young Gun, the tall and strong 22 year old Bauke Mollema - the climber and tour d'Avenir winner shines in Tour of California
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 4
Just in "... Columbia-Highroad takes the win in a mixed day for the team. Cavendish wins stage ahead of Boonen. Kim Kirchen crashes out with broken collarbone.
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 4 Results & Photos
Stage 4 & General Classifications after stage 4 finish in Clovis - Mark Cavendish wins 2nd duel of Super Sprinters Boonen and Jaedo, Hushvod and Farrar finishing in that order. Photos from the second KOM
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 4 Tyler Hamilton
USA Road Champion comments on stage 4, the break, Rock Strategy, the Solvang time trial and the future of Rock Racing.
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 4 Team Comments
After Race Team and Rider Comments, UCI President Pat McQuaid on moving the dates of the California tour.
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 5
Mark Cavendish Take - Two & Print Another Victory in the Can! Astana Juggernaut Continues in Solvang Tomorrow.
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 5 Results
Stage & General Classifications - Levi Leipheimer & Astana Lead Rankings, Cavendish in Green, Gesting Top Young Gun, Mancebo KOM.
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 5 Team Reactions
After Stage Team & Rider Comments: Mark Cavendish, Tom Boonen, Cam Evans, Tim Johnson, Levi Leipheimer, Jean Paul Von Poppel, Bobby Julich...
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 8 Hors Cat. Mount Palomar
The final act of the 2009 tour drama waits on the climb San Diego County's Mount Palomar on Sunday...
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 6 Report & Photos
Levi Leipheimer does a Solvang Hat Trick on target for his third win of the Tour of California. Zabriskie and Mick Rogers close in...
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 6 G.C. & Photos
Levi Leipheimer, David Zabriskie and Michael Rogers Contenders sparated by 46 seconds... Updated with Photos
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 6 Photo Gallery
Russ & Nancy Wright in Solvang, photos from Ballard Canyon Road.
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 6 Reactions
Teams and Riders Comments after the stage 6 time trial in Solvang. “There are two tough stages left; anything can happen..." Levi Leipheimer,
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 7
Ag2r's Rinaldo Nocentini wins Pasadena stage in a sprint of three. Three out of a talented ten rider break with strongmen Hincapie, Frank Schleck, Roulston, Zberg, Vandevelde..and more...
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 7 Results
Stage & Stage and General Classification - Levi Leipheimer and Team Astana in control with one stage to go... Mount Palomar challenge final act in the 8 act drama.
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 7 Reactions
Team and Rider comments after the finish in Pasadena, Floyd Landis on Palomar, Ivan Basso, Nocentini, Levi Leipheimer on stage 8 and more...
 
2009 Tour of California - Francisco Mancebo Injury Update
Tour animator - Francisco Mancebo in good spirits after treatment... Comment from Rock Racing's Michael Ball - "Get Well" Wishes & messages of support can be sent to...
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 8 Updated
Luxemburg Champion Frank Schleck Bold Attack &Victory - Vincenzo 'the Shark' Nibali; Hincapie leads the survivors home. Levi Leipheimer arrives in Triumphant Hat Trick
 
2009 Tour of California - Final General Classification
'All Hail the Home Town Hero' - Levi Leipheimer Accomplishes a Hat Trick in the 4th Edition of his Home Tour. Astana Leads Team Classification after a hard fought 9 days. Astana Tour Summary
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 8 Team Comments
Parting Shots, take 1 - Team & Rider Comments: Fränk Schleck, Levi Leipheimer, Rory Sutherland, Mike Tamayo of OUCH, and Alex Sans Vega of Cervelo TestTeam...
 
2009 Tour of California - Stage 8 Team Comments 2
Parting Shots, take 2 - Team & Rider Comments: David Zabriskie, Mick Rogers, Lance Armstrong, Johann Bruyneel, Columbia's Mark Cavendish and Bob Stapleton, and Andrew Messick, President, AEG Sports
 
2009 Tour of California - Rock Racing
Wrapping up the tour with Rock Racing's Francisco Mancebo, Michael Ball and Rudy Pevenage.
 

Tour of California Teams & Events

2009 Tour of California - Final Selection of Teams Announced
Amgen Tour of California issues final cut of 17 teams for the third edition of the tour of the "Golden State.". World Class Field of Champions: Cancellara, Leipheimer, Freire and Armstrong
 
2009 Tour of California - Colavita Squad Announced
Tour of California - Colavita Squad Announced. Fresh from a strong showing a the the Tour de San Luis the squad in Italian colors lines up for the Golden State tour.
 
2009 Tour of California - Bissell Squad Announced
Co-Captains Ben Jacques-Maynes and Tom Zirbel to lead the men in red. Kiwi's Jeremy Vennel, Peter Latham and two tune USA Criterium champ Kirk O'Bee ready for the Calfornia action.
 
2009 Tour of California - Team OUCH P/by Maxxis Roster
Floyd Landis and Rory Sutherland Lead the Top NRC Oakland strongmen. “We intend to race aggressively and have an impact on the race.”
 
2009 Tour of California - Start List
Teams, Riders and Numbers - Amgen Tour of California Draws Best Field of Competition Ever Assembled in North American Cycling History Featuring World,Olympic, & National Champions and Tour de France Winners.
 
2009 Tour of California - Liquigas Ready!
Liquigas warms the engine up on the streets of California - Basso, Nibali and Chicchi, back on the scene. Beware the Shark, Vincenzo Nibali to lead G.C. hopes for Scirea's team.
2009 Tour of California - Kick Off Press Conference
Race Favorites, Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer, George Hincapie, Tyler Hamilton, Carlos Sastre, Ivan Basso and other riders Meet the Press Lance takes a Kimmage to task for his attitude.
 
Clif Bar Pre -Tour Bash With the Garmin Slipstream Team
More than 250 people packed into CLIF HQ for food, beverages and a chance to meet and learn more about the Garmin/Slipstream tour of California squad... and guests, MASH fixed gear riders. Photos
 
2009 Tour of California - "The Greatest Show on Earth"
Tour boasts 2 Tour winners, a Giro d'Italia winner, 10 World Champions, 26 Olympians and eight Olympic medalists, 25 past and current National Champions. 17 of the world’s top professional cycling teams including ProTour super teams: Columbia, Saxo Bank
 
2009 Tour of California - Live to An International Audience
Amgen Tour of California Coverage Update - Tour available Live: United States, Europe, Australia and South Africa! Race set to break its previous record of viewers as it expands live coverage to 5 continents
 
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