Why move Cali’? More Lance.

Readers weigh in on the Tour of California, Lance and collegiate racing.

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TOC vs Giro: No brainer

What’s up with the promoters for the Amgen Tour of California? They move the date to about dead-center of the Giro and expect the Euro teams to come race in California, to not race the Giro? Hello?

Idiocy. Unless they are hoping for a not-so-competitive race? Trying to attract those “American” teams only? It bears repeating: Idiocy.
Don Mutchler
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Idiots that we might be, many of us actually like the move. It does provide a terrific opportunity for top riders, including those eyeing July’s Tour de France, who don’t necessarily want to ride a full grand tour in May. Let’s see how it shakes out this may. It might just be good. – Editor

More Lance

Dear Velo,
I watch the Tour de France, Tour Down Under, and would watch more if they were televised.

I have followed Lance Armstrong’s career for many years. I read all the books by or about him. I want to see, hear and read all I can about him!

He is the idol of many people, especially those fighting cancer. I enjoy hearing about other teams in the races, but Lance is the one I want to know all the details, about what he is doing in the races or in every day life. I can say, I believe I am not alone. I could go on and on about reasons I follow him closely and others not so much, but I’ll stop here.

Carolyn Hudson
Karnak, Illinois

That ol’ college try

Dear Velo,
I just wanted to shoot my appreciation of the coverage of collegiate racing. It is a refreshing little taste of part of cycling which does not usually receive much coverage.

Keep em coming,

Peter Beels
Grand Rapids, Michigan