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Tour of California pre-race gallery

The evening before the prologue of the third annual Amgen Tour of California, mechanics scrambled to assemble the hundreds of bikes that will be raced over the next eight days. VeloNews took a stroll around the parking lot of the race hotel for a perspective on what's happening.

By Ben Delaney

Mavic service course mechanics Todd Downs (l) and Petar Tomich spent Saturday evening gluing tubulars.

Mavic service course mechanics Todd Downs (l) and Petar Tomich spent Saturday evening gluing tubulars.

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The evening before the prologue of the third annual Amgen Tour of California, mechanics scrambled to assemble the hundreds of bikes that will be raced over the next eight days. VeloNews took a stroll around the parking lot of the race hotel for a perspective on what’s happening.

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