Amgen Tour of California: Page 91

As America’s biggest stage race, Amgen Tour of California attracts top riders from around the world for the seven-day Tour in mid-May, which also includes a Women’s WorldTour event.

Levi: “Light it up, Popo”

Defending champion Levi Leipheimer (Astana) seized the lead of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California on Monday with a daring attack on the steeps of Bonny Doon just outside the finish in Santa Cruz. Thomas Peterson (Garmin-Slipstream) won stage 2, a 115.9-mile ride from Sausalito to Santa Cruz, with Michael Rogers (Columbia-Highroad) finishing third on the day and slotting into second overall. But the race clearly belonged to Leipheimer, who shot away from his rivals to chase down a disintegrating break and snatch the leader’s jersey from Rock Racing’s Francisco Mancebo.

On Tap at AToC, Stage 2: Chasing Mancebo

It’s hard to imagine a more scenic race start than a crossing of the Golden Gate Bridge, which is exactly how stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California kicks off. The 115.9-mile stage from Sausalito down the coast to Santa Cruz is something right out of a tourism book, visiting San Francisco streets, redwood forests and miles and miles of Pacific Ocean coastline.

Live Report Archive: 2009 AToC Stage 1 (Davis to Santa Rosa)

  • 12:02 PM: Good day and welcome

    to VeloNews.com's Live Coverage of the first stage of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California, a rainy, rainy ride from Davis to Santa Rosa.

    It's been raining for hours here in Northern California and riders are being called to the line. The boys from Saxo Bank, however, are among many who seem content to remain hunkered down in their busses. But the formal start should be soon.

2009 Amgen women’s criterium: Fahlin was awarded a yellow jersey for the win.

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2009 Amgen women’s criterium: Team Columbia-High Road’s Fahlin on the podium.

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2009 Amgen women’s criterium: Team Columbia-High Road’s Ina-Yoko Teutenberg and Colavita’s Tina Pic at the call-up.

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Swedish champ Emilia Fahlin wins a wet Amgen women’s criterium in Santa Rosa

Twenty-year-old Swedish national champion Emilia Fahlin (Team Columbia - High Road) received the perfect lead-out from veteran teammate, Kim Anderson, as she took the sprint win from a 13-woman break in the Amgen Tour of California’s Women’s Criterium in downtown Santa Rosa on Sunday. This put her two steps higher than she was on the podium at least year’s inaugural race just ahead of second placed Lauren Tamayo (Team Tibco) and Rachel Lloyd (Proman).