Saturday, May 22, 2010
the tour of california rolls in
coincidentally, bike week pasadena is happening during the amgen tour of california cycling race. pasadena has been a host city in the past few years, but unfortunately construction on highway 2 changed this year's route, bumping our fine city from being included.
have no fear cycling fans, because we are still within a short distance of catching some of the tour. downtown los angeles is the host for this year's individual time trial portion of the race. while it isn't quite as convenient as pasadena's rose bowl, it will still be really fun to watch each rider barreling around the los angeles course.
it is taking place today at 1pm, and i'll be there with the camera at the ready. look for reigning champion, california's levi leipheimer (above photo from last year's time trial), to challenge for the lead after today's stage is finished. levi currently sits in fourth place.