Monday, February 16, 2009

Amgen Tour of California, stage II photos

In case you didn't know, my home town is Santa Cruz and today we were lucky to have a pro-tour race finish right downtown. Here are a few of the photos I took of the day. This one is the finla sprint with Peterson and Leipheimer. Here are the last stragglers just ahead of the broom wagon making the turn onto Bonny Doon rd., the last big climb of the day.
Here's the main field starting the climb, Armstrong near the front keeping an eye on things.

This is the breakaway containing local rider Ben Jaques-maynes , visible on the left in the black and red kit. The breakaway was clear from about mile 10 until only 30 minutes from the finish. It would have been fantastic to have the local hero win the local stage but the race is far from over for Ben and the rest of the peloton.

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