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Stage 5 – Post ITT Quotes

Levi Leipheimer (USA), General Classification Leader and Stage 5 Winner Astana On today’s race: “It was another great day for me here in Solvang. I’m just so happy and proud. I gave it my all today. Every time I had my doubts, I just told myself to do my best. The sign of a good […]

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Stage 5 – Pre ITT Photos

Photo c. Stephanie Gutowski

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RoadBikeReview – Amgen Tour of Caifornia Jersey winner #3

By: Jeff Johansen aka ‘jeffj‘ Here are my photos from Solvang ITT today. 1- I didn’t see ‘Antler Dude’, but the Specialized Angel was kind enough to blow me a kiss… 2- Big George Hincapie still looks a bit banged up from his fall earlier in the week.

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Toyota-United greets Solvang Time Trial crowd to champion show.

Ben Day finishes 17th in Solvang Time Trial. Solvang, California – The Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team came into the Solvang 15 mile time trail exhausted like the remaining riders after the 7.5 hour victory ride in stage 4 by Dominique Rollin. It was a nice break for the team in Solvang with only one transfer […]

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Astana's Levi Leipheimer Wins Individual Time Trial in Stage 5 of the Amgen Tour of California for Second Consecutive Year

Leipheimer Retains Overall Lead in 2008 Professional Road Race Heading Into Seventh Day Photo by Ken Conley SOLVANG, CALIF., – Enthusiastic fans in Solvang welcomed professional cyclists from 17 international and domestic teams for the critical Stage 5 individual time trial of the 2008 Amgen Tour of California. After a challenging day of racing yesterday, […]

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Levi wins ITT! General Classification after Stage 5

Photo by Ken Conley With a solid ITT performance, Levi Leipheimer holds onto the Gold Jersey for another day. Full General Classification results after the click.

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BMC News – Alex Moos: "I am very content with my efforts"

After yesterday’s epic slog down the California coast, the race remained very tight. Barely a cough separated the first ten riders on the General Classification which meant that the 15 mile (24km) Individual Time Trial around Solvang would once again play a very important role in the composition of the final GC. BMC’s Alex Moos […]

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Stage 5 – Quick Results

Overall Leaders (General Classification) First Place – Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana Second Place – David Millar (GBR), Slipstream Chipotle Powered by H30 Third Place – Christian Vandevelde (USA), Slipstream Chipotle Powered by H30 Stage 5 Winners First Place – Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana Second Place – David Millar (GBR), Slipstream Chipotle Powered by H30 Third […]

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Tom Zirbel – Healthy and aiming for the time trial

Time trial specialist Tom Zirbel, on his third year with Bissell Pro Cycling team, is starting the year healthy and is focusing for the Amgen Tour of California Time Trial. The 29-year old Zirbel was diagnosed with a blood clot in his leg back in March, and a pulmonary embolism in July, but returned strong […]

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Toyota-United wins Epic Seven hour stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California.

Canadian, Dominique Rollin wins a race that felt like the 6th period of an overtime Stanley Cup Game. San Luis Obispo, CA – The Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team won a monster victory in California today as Dominique Rollin let the world know “The Horse” will be reckoned with for years to come. If he were […]

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BMC team – going up against the big guys

The BMC Racing team brought its A-game and hoped for big results for the Amgen Tour of California. The squad announced their presence loudly in the first stage with the Jackson Stewart solo breakaway delivering the first of the King of the Mountains and the Most Aggressive jersey to the team. The story continued in […]

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Six-Time Canadian National Road Champion Dominique Rollin Rolls Away to Win Epic Stage 4 of Amgen Tour of California

Photo by Ken Conley SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – Six-time Canadian National Road Champion Dominique Rollin (CAN) of the Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team made history today as he powered away to an impressive solo victory in Stage 4 of the 2008 Amgen Tour of California. Weather hammered the peloton for nearly seven hours as the […]

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Full Stage 4 results

After the longest stage in Tour of California history, it came down to a sole breakaway from Toyota United standout Dominique Rollin to take the victory. We took a look at Dominique Rollin’s Fuji SL1 here We talked to Dominique Rollin before the season here Full results available after the click.

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Stage 4 – Pre Start Photos

Photos by Stephanie Gutowski

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Jackson Stewart: "I knew I had to stop and they said I was hypothermic

Photo by Ken Conley San Luis Obispo, CA – High peaks and cold troughs When the weather forecast called for rain, probably few believed that the weather would play such a painfully decisive roll in today’s stage. But the ride from Seaside to San Luis Obispo which had been touted as 135 miles (217 km) […]

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Stage 4 – Quick Results

Overall Leaders (General Classification) First Place – Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana Second Place – Fabian Cancellara (SUI), Team CSC Third Overall – Robert Gesink (NED), Rabobank Stage 4 Winners First Place -Dominique Rollin (CAN), Toyota-United Second Place – George Hincapie (USA), High Road Third Place – Iker Camano Ortuzar (ESP), Saunier Duval-Scott

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RoadBikeReview sits down with Chechu Rubiera

By Stephanie Gutowski Chechu Rubiera has had quite an amazing career beginning in 1995 with Artiach. He had his first major win at the Giro d’Italia as a young Kelme rider in 1997. He turned down a Cofidis offer to ride for US Postal Services and Lance Armstrong in 2001. He rode with Armstrong in […]

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Mt. Hamilton takes on Toyota-United and releases its fury.

Blackgrove saved by the gel. San Jose, California – The Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team after two strong stages in the Tour of California ran into the beasts known as Mt. Hamilton and Sierra Road today in stage 3. Expectations from the longest climb in the race were extreme. The ride did not disappoint the boys […]

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Rock Racing Rocking out San Jose

Rock Racing Podium girls Michael Ball meeting local cycling fans Super Mario in San Jose All photos courtesy of VeroImage.com

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Frances Cycles – cargo bike with remote front steering

Josh Muir from Frances Cycles (Santa Cruz, CA) shows us this unique cargo bike with remote front steering. website: http://www.francescycles.com/

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Frances Cycles – track bike

Josh Muir from Frances Cycles (Santa Cruz, CA) shows us this diffusable steel track bike with stainless highlights. website: http://www.francescycles.com/

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We would like to salute the TOC Podium Girls and the superfans

The Tour of California is gaining momentum. The route has matured into a world-class challenge with incredible vistas. The field is strong and the racing is incredible. But we would like to take a moment to salute the fans. Aside from the massive crowds, signature fans are starting to become identifiable. They are icons that […]

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Burke Swindlehurst – it's all about the team

Experienced climber Burke Swindlehurst joined the Bissell Pro Cycling for the 2008 season and is racing in the Amgen Tour of California for the first time in his career. I sat down with the ten-year pro and stage specialist Swindlehurst prior to the start of the Tour of California to get his thoughts on the […]

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RoadBikeReview – Amgen Tour of Caifornia Jersey winner #2

Raymond Galang ,aka ‘elsaltamontes’ on the forums, of San Jose, CA is our second jersey winner this week for these beautiful pics from stage 3. “Francois, missed you guys. i got caught early on on sierra. so instead of the beauty summit shots, we get the steep sierra road shots. the bonus was i was […]

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Leipheimer captures Gold! Lets check out the bike he did it on…

Levi rode into the coveted Amgen Tour of California leaders jersey today on a specially painted US Champion stars and stripes Madone 6.9. We checked in with Scott Daubert of Trek to talk about the Madone 6.9 to understand what makes this bike stand out from the rest of the peloton. Levi’s bike, painted in […]

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