Monday, February 23, 2009

Tour of California

Over the past few years the interest in cycling has grown exponentially at WP. We now have people who commute regularly on their bikes and many others who ride on lunch breaks and weekends. So, as no surprise to anyone WP was well represented at the Prologue to the Tour of California, which took place in Downtown Sacramento. It was a 2.4 mile time trial and the winner finished in 4 minutes 32 seconds. For those playing along at home, that's fast. Levi Leipheimer finished 1st for the third straight year with teammate Lance Armstrong finishing 7th. This was Lance's return to cycling in the US and did not disappoint. At 37 years of age, and after 3 years off he proved he can still ride with the best in the world.

Spectators were given chalk from Lance Armstrong's LIVESTRONG team to write inspirational messages on the course.
It seemed everyone came out to cheer on Lance. Over 2 million over the 8 day tour.

Levi pushing towards the finish line.

These guys are fast...
- Brian L.


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