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31 May 2011

2011 and 2010 Amgen Tour of California - Fan Guide Page



2011 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA - PEDAL DANCER GUIDE POSTS 

FAN REPORTS & PHOTOGRAPHY from 2011


TOUR OF CALIFORNIA RESULTS 2011
FINAL AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA GC RESULTS (TOP 10) 

1  3 HORNER Christopher 00" RSH USA 23h46'41" USA19711023 
2  1 LEIPHEIMER Levi 38" RSH USA 23h47'19" USA19731024 
3  12 DANIELSON Tom 02'45" GRM USA 23h49'26" USA19780313 
4  18 VANDEVELDE Christian 03'18" GRM USA 23h49'59" USA19760522 
5  21 VAN GARDEREN Tejay 03'23" THR USA 23h50'04" USA19880812 
6  87 TEN DAM Laurens 03'26" RAB NED 23h50'07" NED19801113 
7  91 SUTHERLAND Rory 04'12" UHC AUS 23h50'53" AUS19820208 
8  51 SCHLECK Andy 04'33" LEO LUX 23h51'14" LUX19850610 
9  46 MORABITO Steve 04'50" BMC SUI 23h51'31" SUI19830130
10 13 HESJEDAL Ryder 06'16" GRM CAN 23h52'57" CAN19801209 

A full list of results at:  Final General Classificationamgentourofcalifornia


Mountains  Pat McCarty (United States) (SpiderTech-C10)
Youth  Tejay van Garderen (United States) (HTC-Highroad)
Sprints  Peter Sagan (Slovakia) (Liquigas-Cannondale)

Team Garmin-Cervélo
 
MAP 2011 Tour of California
2011 Stages of Amgen Tour of California ATOC 2011




DATES May 15-22, 2011
Official website: Tour of California
Stage 1: Sunday, May 15 – South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe-Northstar at Tahoe Resort CANCELED
• Stage 2: Monday, May 16 – North Lake Tahoe Nevada City - Squaw Valley USA to Sacramento
• Stage 3: Tuesday, May 17 – Auburn to Modesto
• Stage 4: Wednesday, May 18 – Livermore to San Jose
• Stage 5: Thursday, May 19 – Seaside to Paso Robles
• Stage 6: Friday, May 20 – Solvang Individual Time Trial
• Stage 7: Saturday, May 21 – Claremont to Mt. Baldy
• Stage 8: Sunday, May 22 – Santa Clarita to Thousand Oaks
TEAMS
Teams that will race the Tour of California
Teams lineup for 2011 Amgen Tour of California:
UCI ProTeam:
BMC Racing Team (USA),
HTC-Highroad (USA),
Leopard Trek (Lux),
Liquigas-Cannondale (Ita),
Rabobank Cycling Team (Ned),
Saxo Bank Sungard (Den),
Sky Procycling (GBr),
Team Garmin-Cervelo (USA),
Team Radioshack (USA)
UCI Professional Continental: Team NetApp (Ger), Team Spidertech Powered By C10 (Can), Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis (USA), Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling (USA)
UCI Continental: Bissel Cycling (USA), Jamis - Sutter Home (USA), Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies - Optum Health (USA), Kenda Presented By Gear Grinder (USA)

Here is a link to the ATOC official Team Page with team jerseys, links, and information. PedalDancer.com post on the participating teams for the Tour of California 2011
CITIZEN RACE
L'Etape du California
Date: May 7, 2011
Looking for event information for the 2011 L'Etape du California organized by the Amgen Tour of California? This is the GranFondo like race finishing on the top of Mt Baldy, California for amateur riders wanting to ride one complete stage of the Tour of California in a timed event.  ..... click here for L'Etape du California

PedalDancer.com post on the Le'Etape du California 2011

RACE FLYER
Including start time and estimated finish times, distance, location of sprint and KOM points, and Lifestyle Festival (vendor) hours. Plus the Sponsors of each stage of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California. The .pdf also includes the live Versus TV schedule. Here is the updated ATOC .pdf race flyer with approximate start and finish times: Download Detailed Map (PDF)
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STAGE MAPS and PROFILES
Amgen Tour of California Stage Maps and Profiles can be found at these links:
Stage 1: Stage Map  Stage Profile  Stage Log/Timeline
Stage 2: Stage Map  Stage Profile  Stage Log/Timeline No Donner Pass, stage to begin in Nevada City
Stage 3: Stage Map  Stage Profile  Stage Log/Timeline
Stage 4: Stage Map  Stage Profile  Stage Log/Timeline
Stage 5: Stage Map  Stage Profile  Stage Log/Timeline
Stage 6: Stage Map  Stage Profile  Stage Log/Timeline
Stage 7: Stage Map  Stage Profile  Stage Log/Timeline
Stage 8: Stage Map  Stage Profile  Stage LogTimeline

STAGE PREVIEWS
maps, profiles, videos, description, timeline

Stage 1 - Preview
Stage 2 - Preview
Stage 3 - Preview
Stage 4 - Preview
Stage 5 - Preview
Stage 6 - Preview 
Stage 7 - Preview 
Stage 8 - Preview
CyclingNews.com previews each stage, with comments by Chris Horner and Mike Tmayo,  at this link:  http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/6th-amgen-tour-of-california-2-hc/stages
What stages to see in 2011?
There are so many choices to see the race this year ... start, time trial, finish, lake, coastline, vineyards, mountain climb, small cities, large cities. The largest cycling event in America is now 7 years old.  



Stage 1: Monday, May 16 - South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe CANCELLED
Stage 2: Tuesday, May 17 - Squaw Valley Nevada City to Sacramento
Stage 3: Tuesday, May 17 – Auburn to Modesto
Stage 4: Wednesday, May 18 – Livermore to San Jose
Stage 5: Thursday, May 19 – Seaside to Paso Robles (wine wine wine!)
Stage 6: Friday, May 20 – Solvang Individual Time Trial (more wine!)

I am so happy to see the Individual Time Trial return to Solvang, CA. A great town to both ride in, and spend the day watching the race. Lots of fun and lots going on all day. Some pictures from the time trial in 2009 in Solvang, CA:


Stage 7: Saturday, May 21 – Claremont to Mt. Baldy
(Stage 7 will be the route of this year's first L'Etape du California - citizen cyclosportif)
The route of the mountain climb is unusual for stage 7, there will be a section where fans can watch the riders pass by in both directions (!). The excitement will be on the final very steep 15 switchbacks to the finish on Mt Baldy.
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Stage 7 Amgen Tour of California Map
Stage 8: Sunday, May 22 – Santa Clarita to Thousand Oaks 

It should be a good year to chase the Tour of California!
YOU TOO CAN RIDE A STAGE OF THE AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA!

1. 2011 L'Etape du California 
 
Claremont to Mt Blady Stage
Stage 7 will be the route of this year's first L'Etape du California - citizen cyclosportif.
Please read more about this event at the following PedalDancer posts at:
L'Etape du California 2011
L’Étape du California

2. 2011 Ride the Time Trial Stage
Amateur Time Trial
Presented by Specialized
The amateur time trial provides an opportunity for cyclists to ride the same course as the professionals immediately before the official start of the Stage 6 Amgen Tour of California Time Trial. The level of talent among participants in the amateur time trial ranges from casual weekend warrior to elite age-group cyclist.

Date:    Friday, May 20, 2011
Location:    Solvang, CA
Distance:    15 miles, 1 Loop. Rolling terrain.
(Same course as the professionals).
What to expect:     Pre-race warm-up area
Pre-race coffee and light snack
Start in the official time trial house
Closed course
Motorcycle lead-out
Professional timing
Start and finish photographs
1 night accommodation at race site
For more information about riding the time trial contact:
Melissa Gruber 213.763.5489 mgruber@aegworldwide.com
Jordan Goldberg 213.763.2652 jgoldberg@aegworldwide.com

Leopard Trek team in Livermore, CA 2011
© by PedalDancer.com
Teams cars at the 2011 Amgen Tour of California ©Photo by PedalDancer.com


2010 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA - PREVIOUS PEDAL DANCER GUIDE POSTS

FAN REPORTS and PHOTOGRAPHY from 2010

2010 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA - PREVIOUS PEDAL DANCER GUIDE POSTS

Pedal Dancer photos from ATOC 2010 and 2009
riders warming up
hanging around chatting (Christian Van deVelde)
Meeting people and having fun (Scott Cody, Paul Sherwen)
Fans creating chalk art near the finish line in Solvang
Graham Watson shows up to take the final photo of the race winner
Levi Leipheimer rounds the last corner of the ITT in Solvang in 2009
In 2011 there will be no crazy Lance Armstrong fans - yeah!
Racing into Westlake Village ATOC 2010
Jens Voigt warming up at the 2010 Tour of California  Photo by: PedlaDancer.com
Levi Leipheimer in Palmdale, CA 2010 ATOC
© by PedalDancer.com


The legs that powered the tour

Cycling legs at the 2011 Amgen Tour of California
Because 15,000 views and counting - guess whose legs was such a popular post in 2010, today's special is Guess whose legs of the 2011 Tour of California.
 Ready to start playing .... click any photo to enlarge (answers below the image) All Photos by: PedalDancer.com
Whose legs?
Chris Horner's legs (climber) 
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Tom Danielson's legs (climber) 
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Jonathan Patrick McCarty's legs (climber) 
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Oscar Freir's legs (sprinter) 
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 Peter Sagan's legs (sprinter) 
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Matt Goss's legs (sprinter) 
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Bernhard Eisel's legs (above 2 photos)
Berhnard Eisel (left) and Matt Goss (right) 
Whose legs?
Dave Zabriskie's legs (time trialer)
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Tom Zirbel's legs (time trialer)
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Taylor Phinney's legs (time trialer)
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Jacob Fuglsang's legs (time trialer)
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 Matthew Busche's legs (All-rounder) 
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Lucas Sebastian Haedo's legs 
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Thimothy Roe's legs
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Matthew Hayman's legs 
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the legs of Charles Wegelius, Martin Pedersen, Jason McCartney
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the legs of Martin Mortensen and Andy Schleck 
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Martin Tjallingii's legs 
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Nick Nuyens' legs 
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Johan Vansummeren's legs
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Peter Velits' legs


Leg warmers are not nearly as exciting (Thor Hushovd's legs)