Monday, February 23, 2009

Tour of California Stage 8

Fränk Schleck (Saxo Bank) might have won the stage, but the day belonged to overall winner, Levi Leipheimer, who has now won this race 3 years in a row. Levi finished 40 seconds back, in the group that contained his main challengers, Dave Zabriskie (2nd on GC) and Micheal Rodgers (3rd on GC), as well as all the big names in this year's race.
Lance Armstrong finished 7th overall, but appeared happy with his form. Floyd Landis, the only other man to have won this race before, finished back in 23rd place overall, but had recovered well after his pre-race training accident.
The Tour of California is now 4 years old, and continues to grow from strength to strength. This year's race had the best start list to date, and also enjoyed the best support from the public. I'm already looking forward to the next edition.

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