What a wet day in California. Kudos to Slipstream and Tyler Farrar. He earned the yellow jersey, by going out and getting intermediate sprint points. How about Scott Nydam?! I didn't know that he got third at Georgia last year. He has a promising future. I thought Boonen rode a solid tactical sprint. I can't believe Chipo got third. He's 41 and still banging with the big boys. Who would have ever thought he'd be racing for a US team. Today's stage has Mt. Hamilton and the Sierra Nevada climb. Look to see Levi, and other contenders show their stuff. I think we'll see a break of about 5 at the finish. I think McCartney will be in there, and so will Jens Voigt/Bobby Julich. My sleeper for today is Andrew Bajadali. He's a freak climber and was the only one who could kind of stay with Levi at US nationals. Also in the break will be Tom D or Danny Pate, maybe both? I think the stage will go to Bajadali and the jersey to Levi.
NRO Tamara raced in the Valley of the Sun Stage Race. Great results Tamara!