Heads up! If you're just looking for a chance to get your cycle geek on, if you're climbing the walls looking at snow outside while you are chained to your trainer, TAKE HEART! you don't have to wait for the Giro d'Italia. The Tour of California is ON! In fact, as the right honorable gentleman from the Republic of Boulder would say,
IT IS SO ON!
There is television coverage every night on Versus. Here is the schedule. While you are "working" there is a beyotchin' website with tour maps, video, live play by play, and a wicked google map that allows you to follow the race in progress. Today's 97 mile stage begins at 11 a.m. Pacific time. Catch it, because we all know . . .
It's all about the bike.
Yesterday, the prologue took me by surprise. It was on Versus (formerly known as OLN), and it was worth the visit. American riders swept the first three spots in the 1.9 mile time trial prologue that finished atop Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. Young American, Jason Donald, smoked the course early, and his time held until Levi Leipheimer edged him by a fraction of a second as the last rider up that day. WOOO HOOO!
**hyperventilating in paper bag**
(Note to self: Levi's wife has it going on too. GO LEVI!!!)