The 2009 Amgen Tour of California started today with a Prologue in Sacramento today and RoadBikeReview was there to bring you daily coverage! As we will throughout the 8 day stage race.

Tour of California Prologue roundup:

Pre-Race:



Time trial, finishing speed and aggressivity for the Bissell team at Tour of California by Lyne Lamoureux
Lyne met up with the Bissell team at their pre-season training camp to talk about the upcoming season and the Tour of California, "We're definitely going to go all guns blazing in the prologue and then it will probably take one or two stages to shake out who's doing what and then who's aiming for what with every team but then after that, we definitely will be targeting a few stages. Obviously trying to save Ben and Tom a little bit for the time trial," Read more here...



Team Bike: Astana Trek Madone 6.9
Ben Coates took time out of his busy day during Astana's pre-season camp in Santa Rosa to show us Chris Horner's Trek Madone 6.9. Watch the video here...




Flying under the radar, but not for long for Team Type 1 by Lyne Lamoureux
In its second year of existence, Team Type 1 continues on its mission to instill hope and inspiration for people around the world affected by diabetes. Check out this second year team that for the first time is racing the Amgen Tour of California. Read more here...



Levi Leipheimer Eyes Amgen Tour of California Three-Peat. by Stephanie Gutowski
With much of the media focus squarely on the return of Lance Armstrong (Astana) and Floyd Landis (Ouch), Levi Leipheimer (Astana) has been quietly setting his eyes on an Amgen Tour of California three-peat. Read more here...



kwc gallery - Prologue Eve Bike Shots
Pre-prologue eye candy by Ken Conley. View Gallery here...

Day of Prologue:



Prologue Results - Cancellara Wins! - Full Results Here...



Team Bike: BMC Roadmaster SLX01
Ian, BMC Racing Team's Chief Mechanic, shows us the newest Swiss engineered weapon for the team. Watch the video here...



kwc gallery - Prologue
A gallery of Ken Conley's photos from the Prologue in Sacramento. Check out the eye candy here...

Follow us at https://www.roadbikereview.com/reviews/tour-of-california/ as there will be more to come as the race unfolds!