Anyone going to the Tour of California? If so, what stage? I'm planning to scope out a spot on San Marcos Pass rd (Hwy 154) near the top on stage 5 and then also try to catch the final stage in Redondo Beach.
I plan on being on DirecTV Channel 209, ESPN2, at 1:00am.johngfoster said:Anyone going to the Tour of California? If so, what stage? I'm planning to scope out a spot on San Marcos Pass rd (Hwy 154) near the top on stage 5 and then also try to catch the final stage in Redondo Beach.
Here is the official list of stages with maps. There are no daily schedules with ETAs, but I would guess the stages will start in late morning and finish in late afternoon to early evening.jnwarner0 said:Where is the schedule of the stages? Thanks
What's the best way to get on the course to watch stage 5? I'm coming from out of town. Do I need to bring a bike to ride up Sierra Rd. or is it possible to hike/walk?johngfoster said:Anyone going to the Tour of California? If so, what stage? I'm planning to scope out a spot on San Marcos Pass rd (Hwy 154) near the top on stage 5 and then also try to catch the final stage in Redondo Beach.
The official site very recently posted detail maps and timetables ideal for race spectators. I have a links to them on my unofficial site:sgt_hedgehog said:Who ISN'T going to the Tour of California would be a better question.
I'll be at the Prologue, somewhere in Marin for stage 1, and prolly on either Happy Valley or Pinehurst on stage 2. and prolly at the finish at the TT. I'm excited, if you haven't noticed.
johngfoster said:A buddy of mine and I are planning to drive out from Thousand Oaks Thurs. night and find a spot by the roadside to camp overnight. We'll then be able to ride part of the climb in the am before the race and watch it as it comes by.
Here's a PDF of when to expect the riders at different points along the way. You can find the link to it here: http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/media/stage5-public.pdf
Here's a link to the map of the rout:http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/media/stage5.pdf
Or you can look here:http://www.steephill.tv/2006/tour-of-california/route/
Hope this helps
Yes, I'm sure they'll vary the course from year to year like the TdF. I know someone was also expressing their disappointment in the Southern California RBR forum that the ToC only goes as far south as LA. San Diego (and Sacramento) will make it on the list another year especially if it rains a lot along the course this year!johngfoster said:This time of year the weather would be too sketchy to have a stage up in the Sierras with all the ice and snow. However, I can't see why Sacramento wouldn't work. Maybe next year a stage from Old Town Sac, down the central valley to Tracy, over Patterson Pass/Livermore/Castro Valley and end in San Jose! That would be a tough stage!
Here you go, it's the only coverage I I know: http://search.espn.go.com/keyword/search?searchString=cycling&page=tvcyclejim said:Daily coverage at that time?? Looked for it on Tivo but no data out that far yet...
I heard the ToC wasn't getting cooperation on a road closure on Hwy 154 and that they might have to redo that section of the route. It might be resolved by now with a nice payoff to the local police.johngfoster said: