Stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California finished in Levi Leipheimer's hometown, Santa Rosa, California. Tens of thousands of fans lined the streets near the end of today's 84 mile stage. Although Juan Jose Haedo for Toyota-United won today's race, Levi Leipheimer has enough points to retain the leader's Gold Jersey for the next stage of the race.
High interest inundates web servers
If my inability to connect to the Amgen Tour of California website is any indication, interest in the bicycle race might possibly outpace the ability of the web server to keep up. Traffic to Cyclelicious is up 2,400%, with 80% of recent search visitors looking for information about the Amgen Tour of California.
I don't remember where I first saw this mentioned, but SRAM's new road group was introduced for racing at the Tour of California. Kodakgallery/Sierra Nevada's Merckx frames are equipped with SRAM's "DoubleTap" shifters.