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Calendar, Night&Day Tour de NorCal

Tour de NorCal

This year’s Amgen Tour of California features new challenges and breathtaking scenery — spanning more than 750 miles in just eight days. Today, San Francisco is the second stop on this Tour de France-style competition, the nation’s largest and best…
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News, The Snitch Tour of California Won't Pedal Through S.F. for First Time in Decade

Tour of California Won't Pedal Through S.F. for First Time in Decade

For the first time in 10 years, the international professional bicycle-racing circuit will bypass San Francisco, while today's stage three of America's biggest cycling event, the Tour of California, is skipping the city with a jaunt from Auburn to Modesto.From…
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News, The Snitch Disgraced Cyclist Floyd Landis Says Lance Armstrong a Doper

Disgraced Cyclist Floyd Landis Says Lance Armstrong a Doper

Sigh of relief for race sponsor Amgen: Drugs Lance Armstrong accused of using made by competing company.The Amgen Tour of California bicycle race was rocked Thursday by accusations from 2006 winner Floyd Landis that he, and three prominent riders in…
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News, The Snitch Scenes from Amgen Tour of California's San Francisco Start

Scenes from Amgen Tour of California's San Francisco Start

A morning drizzle and a mid-workaday-morning roll-out-time led to scant crowds at the Ocean Beach start of Tuesday's stage of the Tour of California cycling race. Those who attended got a real taste of bicycle racing, big-time European -style, in…
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News, The Snitch Tour of California Explained: Cycling ValHella

Tour of California Explained: Cycling ValHella

Part III of our explainer of California's new favorite sporting event. Read Part II here, and Part I here. Q. In  your installment about Tuesday's stage victor, Norseman Thor Hushovd, you said bike racing's low-impact training meant fewer injuries and…
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News, The Snitch Tour of California Explained: Norse Gods and Mountain Goats

Tour of California Explained: Norse Gods and Mountain Goats

Part II of our explainer of California's new favorite bike race. For Part I, click here. Q: What could beat seeing ballerina-thin American demi-gods Lance Armstrong and Levi Leipheimer prance weightlessly up mountain passes in pursuit of victory in a…
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News, The Snitch So, How Many People SHOULD Show Up To Watch Cycling on a Workday in Driving Rain? Depends on What Paper You Write For

So, How Many People SHOULD Show Up To Watch Cycling on a Workday in Driving Rain? Depends on What Paper You Write For

San Francisco print media coverage of the Tour of California cyclists moistly whizzing through our city streets provided a glimpse into the mindsets of our local newspapers. When it comes to drenched fans lining the course, was the glass half…
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News, The Snitch Tour of California Explained: Borat in San Francisco?

Tour of California Explained: Borat in San Francisco?

Very Nice! Now that Bay Area resident and Lance Armstrong teammate Levi Leiphiemer took Monday's lead in the Tour of California bicycle race, some Snitchophrenics have taken notice of this Big International Sporting Spectacle, and come away confused.Funny…
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Calendar, Night&Day We're Good Sports

We're Good Sports

The Tour of California's route changes every year, in the tradition of European pro cycling events. This is the tour's first year on what seems like an obvious stretch of highway: It's crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. Bike racing is…
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