26 May 2011

More photos from Stage 8 - start

A morning at the start of Stage 8 - Santa Clarita, CA
Roaming from bus to bus at a stage start results in all sorts of surprises ...

all Photos by PedalDancer.com           please click any to enlarge
Starting the morning off with Leopard Trek and a good healthy breakfast
Chris Horner (GC leader) enjoying another interview
Chris Horner (Radio Shack) signing more autographs
Tejay van Garderen (HTC) giving a lot of thought to his interview answers
Dario Mariuzzo Directeur Sportif (Diretorre Sportivo) (Liquigas-Cannondale) Italy
Allan Peiper Directeur Sportif ( HTC Highroad) Australia, nice guy
Rory Sutherland (United Healthcare) Australia
I am assuming he is an American, this BMC fan was at a number of the stages
Coen Vermeltfoort (Rabobank) Nederlands
Oscar Freire (Rabobank) Spain
Johan Vansummeren (Garmin Cervelo) Belgium
Matthew Busche (Radio Shack) USA
Matthew Hayman (Team Sky) Australia
Amaël Moinard (BMC) France
Chris Horner rolls to sign-in
At the Sign-in Area:
The scene at the sign-in stage
Svein Tuft, Andy Schleck, Jeffry Louder, and others
George signing autographs at the Sign-in area
Taylor Phinney
George Hincapie
Christian Van deVelde
Steve Morabito (BMC) Switzerland
Andy Schleck (Leopard Trek) Luxembourg
And the final call up for the last stage of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California
Chris Horner rolls to the final start line
The riders waiting for the start
Another great day as a fan of pro cycling!
Read about the finish of the start at Final Stage of 2011 Amgen Tour of California Tuesday, May 24, 2011. I also met another fan mentioned in this blog post who blogs at Men in Spandex.