|Team Garmin lead the ToC Peloton May 19, 2010|
Stage 2 Squaw Valley USA to Sacramento will be good too...again lots of scenic climbing, and more than a little descending.
The Amgen ToC is the premier Professional Bicycle Race in America. I think of it as a Preview of the Grand Tours later in the season...Le Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, and the Vuelta a España. Since moving the ToC from February to May, the race has attracted the best riders and biggest Pro Teams in the world. It's another step forward for American Bicycle Racing.
In the beginning only a few Americans raced in Europe for European teams. Now American Teams are common on the Grand Tours, and Lance Armstrong is Le Tour's greatest Champion with seven wins.
New Salts Advance AC Agenda
News from the America's Cup Arena is good this week too! The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the Terms Sheet from the Organizers on a 9-2 vote. With the potential bottleneck breached, the Golden Gate Yacht Club's bid to host the 34th America's Cup Regatta on San Francisco Bay is free to campaign Internationally for the nod.
|USA and Alinghi pre-start in Valencia, Spain|
Early Snows Continue
Ski Magazine tweets Early Snow at Silverton Mountain, Colorado. Their Ski Patrol got some turns in, too.
|First Freshies at Silverton Mountain|
The San Francisco Giants begin their Playoff Season at home against the Atlanta Braves Thursday evening. AT&T Park will be rockin' Go Giants!
|Giants' closer Brian Wilson prepares the final pitch of the 2010 Regular Season|