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ToCal Stg3: Floyd’s Processor Fastest

The Amgen Tour of California rolled through the high tech capital of the world today and what better place for these riders to mount their latest aerodynamic machines during the Individual Time Trail (ITT). Microchips and microprocessors gave way to carbon, titanium and a whole lot of wattage output. Silicon Valley is home to all the big names in the computer business, but today the big names were Floyd, David and Bobby.

ToCal St2: For Cyclists, Summits Are Epic.

Legends are created atop summits. We assault them. We fear them. We never forget their name once we’ve conquered them. Summits are nothing short of the reason we cycle – to reach the top. Today’s second stage of the Amgen Tour of California was nothing short of epic.

ToCal St.1: Levi Goes Home

Do kids read Peanuts in the Sunday comics anymore? The first ever stage of the Amgen Tour of California finished in Santa Rosa, where Charles Schultz, the creator of Charlie Brown and Snoopy called home. Levi Leipheimer calls it home too. There was no mistaking this along the race course today – Levi, the race leader, was coming home and Lucy and Linus were taking a back seat to the local cycling hero.

Americans Shine at Tour of California Opener

The much bally-hooed Amgen Tour of California rolled into reality today along San Francisco’s sunny waterfront. America’s Grand Tour Big Boys made up the Top 5 spots, and the mood was definitely optimistic for cycling's future here...

The Burke Report: Just Keep Swimming

The Tour de Langkawi is in the record books and Team Navigators' Burke Swindlehurst is heading home, sort of. The final two stages were a literal wash, a non-important TT for T-Bird and an outright deluge of biblical proportions on the final day crit. Here's the final update from the snorkeler.

The Burke Report: Gone Fishin’

If it's not the heat, it's the rain, if it's not the rain, it's damn hard racing, and sometimes, if you're lucky, you can get all three at once. Team Navigators' "T-Bird" is enjoying his Tour de Langkawi, though a bit quietly due to his voice's vacation, and enjoying the extra big mp3 player between his ears.

PEZ-Mix: Copenhagen Six Wrap

Ed Hood has laid low the past few days as the Copenhagen Six took its toll on not only the riders but the runners as well. Mr. Hood checks back in and gives us a recap of life as a runner on the Six Day circuit.

The Burke Report: Must Be The A/C

The heat is on at the Tour de Langkawi, as Team Navigators’ Burke Swindlehurst files another “in saddle” report from the last 3 days of racing where if the sweltering heat or a/c doesn’t get you, the obnoxious monkeys might…

PEZ-Mix: On To Denmark And The Copenhagen Six

Woe to poor Ed Hood. The man finished his duties in Berlin and was immediately shuffled northward via car and ferry to the even colder environs of Denmark for the Copenhagen Six. His rambling team of miscreants picked up another few to aid, bringing the grand total to 8 riders to care for, tend to, wash, round-up, feed, and generally make sure are always pointed in the right direction.