Tour of California: cycling race photos

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  1. Allen Hirsch

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    Here's a few images I got of the top guys in the Tour of California, all in the Solvang time trial:

    Levi:

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    Lance:

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    David Zabriskie (US national time trial champion, 2nd overall in ToC, using his tongue on the climb of Ballard Canyon):

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    Michael Rogers (Aussie national time trial champion, 3rd overall in ToC) shifting:

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    Jens Voigt, with his open mouth like a big air scoop:

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    Robert Gesink (best young rider, who's incredibly tall & slender, by biking standards), looking like an Ichabod Crane on the bike:

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    For some of these, the 70 end of the 70-200 was too long, I was so close - so it was a battle to keep them in the frame...

    Whole tour gallery is here:

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    Nice photos Allen!

    Those Amgen jerseys sure are fugly though...

    Looks warm and sunny over there.. [​IMG]

    P.S. I try to go to your full tour gallery and I get an error from the redirection

    "Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete."

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  3. Allen Hirsch

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    Thanks, Jay - can't figure out what's up with the link, though, b/c it works for me.
     
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    Hey Allen, yeah, the link worked for me now, must be a hiccup!

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  5. Allen Hirsch

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    If you think the yellow is ugly, you should have seen the gold they used in prior years - that was really fugly, IMO.

    We had warm & sunny the latter part of the week, thank goodness, but these riders suffered mightily earlier in the week - cold, windy, rain for 4-5 hours on the bike is no fun - even for pros (these were on the Sierra Road climb on the stage from San Jose to Modesto):

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    These guys look a bit shell-shocked & miserable:

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    Tyler Hamilton, looking miserable:

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