Local racer and promoter Bill Marshall is working the Amgen Tour of California
. Check out his diary with an up close and personal view of the action.
Amgen Tour of California Prologue
“Many riders dream of racing as a professional cyclist but very few are able to take it to that level. Same way with promoters, some of us want to put on the ‘big’ event. I am working at the Amgen Tour of California for the next 8 days to see first hand pro riders in action, learn more about the business side of race promotion and of course it doesn’t hurt that I get to hang out with some of the best cyclists in the world.
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Here's a press release from one of the most distinctive clad teams in the area:
"The Cow Town Cycling Team is preparing for another exciting season, building on a very successful 2005, which included several cyclo-cross, mountain bike and road championships along with numerous event victories. “With the addition of several key riders and support from sponsors MVS Systems, Garmin, Hammer Gel/E-Caps, Ritchey Logic, Rudy Project, Maxxis and Go Fast we are looking forward to a successful 2006 season”, says team president Chris Locke (keep reading for more on the spotted jersey folks)....
Read more: Cown Town For 2006