2010 Tour of California Photos - Stage 1

 

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2010 Tour of California:  3-time defending champion Levi Leipheimer, center,
and the peloton await the start of Stage 1 in Nevada City.
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photo Copyright © 2010 Michael Crook

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Headphones, check.  Cool shades, check.  Phil Zajicek (Fly V Australia), ready for the Tour of California.
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Teams at breakfast before Stage 1.
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Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia), coffee in hand, gets worked on before the stage.
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Fly V Australia staff members at the start.
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A woman wears a t-shirt advertising the upcoming 50th edition of the
Nevada City Classic...and distributes cowbells to spectators.
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RadioShack fans at the start.
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Photographers have found a good spot to shoot the peloton from above.
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Lance Armstrong (RadioShack) signs autographs...
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...and more autographs.
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George Hincapie (BMC Racing Team) in stars and stripes kit at the start.
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BMC Racing Team riders.
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Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) rides to the start line.
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Fly V Australia riders.
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Quick Step, ready to go.
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Armstrong talks with a race official.
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Armstrong and Leipheimer.
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The race is underway in the streets of Nevada City.
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Meanwhile....up ahead along the route, young fans use chalk to show their support for Lance and George.
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A helicopter hovers as the peloton crosses a river.
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The peloton on the finishing circuit in Sacramento.
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Mark Cavendish (HTC-Columbia) beats Juan Jose Haedo (Team Saxo Bank) to the line.
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A Fly V Australia rider prepares to transfer data from the stage.
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