May 18, 2011

Tour of California

We were able to catch a stage of the Amgen Tour of California this year. Stage 4 started in downtown Livermore and ended in San Jose. The route was 131.6km long and included a climb up Mount Hamilton and a hilltop finish on Sierra Road. We were lucky enough to see the team cars and some riders like Levi Leipheimer prior to the start. We had a close view of the finish line and it was amazing to see Chris Horner climb up the hill to the finish well ahead of all the other riders. Levi Leipheimer finished a minute and fifteen seconds after him in fourth.

Levi Leipheimer

Chris Horner
Andy Schleck

George Hincapie