Sunday, February 15, 2009

ToC - Stage 1: Davis to Santa Rosa - 107 miles

This is the van the ten of us are riding around in all week. One big happy family! Well, as long as one guy will shut the heck up. I'm keeping my mouth closed and not rocking the boat....

We stayed in Sacramento again for the start today in Davis. Today's stage will most likely end up in a 'bunch sprint' with little or no change to the overall. Santa Rosa is the hometown of team Astana's Levi Leipheimer, whom has won the overall ToC for the last two years. He would love to pull into town wearing the yellow jersey, again. Levi and Lance are teammate this year again on Astana and The Boss (Lance) says he'll be working for Levi to win the overall for a third time. We'll see how it pans out.

As you can see from my 'pre-race' report it shows why cycling is such a dynamic sport, you never know what will happen! Francisco Mancebo took off at mile 5 and traded different "leaches" during the Stage, but in the end, he came up with the goods! Rock Racing is an interesting team fo' shizzle. They bring the bling, and know how to back it up. Today, my team had three 'drops' along the course. We made all of them, thankfully to TomTom (TT). When we got to SR, we hit Chevy's Tex Mex and then the hay. With a 4am wakeup call, we all needed the rest.

1 comment:

Mark Brunner said...

Not so fast my friend! This stage was far from ordinary. With a rain shortened course the fireworks were after the race with everyone crying foul!
Can't wait for another rainsoaked hammerfest today.