Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California (the biggest cycling event in the USA) will be held at Squaw Valley USA on May 16th, 2011. It’s gonna start right under the Olympic rings in front of KT-22 at 10:15am. Kinda cool.
Squaw Valley will be open for skiing and riding on race day. Which is really cool. You can watch the start of the race at 10:15am, then ski the rest of the day at Squaw. Hell, I’m gonna ski, watch the race, then ski some more.
– Stage 2 starts at Squaw Valley at 10:15am on May 16th, 2011.
– Cyclist will go from Squaw Valley, CA to Sacramento, CA covering to 133.2 miles.
– Finish time in Sacramento estimated to be between 3:30-4:00pm.
– Squaw Valley USA will be open with the KT-22, Headwall, & Shirley Lake chairs open.
– 19 Teams of 8 cyclists representing 9 nations will be competing in Stage 2 adding up to 152 athletes.
– 2010 Tour of California winner Michael Rogers.
– No Lance Armstrong this year.
Here is a super cheesy video about stage 2 in Squaw Valley, CA that has some pretty sweet heli shots of Squaw:
[youtube]amgen tour of california stage 2 elevation profile[/youtube]
The Teams & Athletes:
- BMC Racing – George Hincapie, Taylor Phinney, Brent Bookwalter
- Garmin-Cervelo – Dave Zabriskie, Peter Stetina
- HTC-Highroad – Tejay van Garderen, a Velits or two
- Leopard-Trek – les freres Schleck, Spartacus, Jens Voigt
- Liquigas-Cannondale – Peter Sagan, Ted King, Timmy Duggan
- Rabobank – Bauke Mollema or Robert Gesink, U23 World Champ Michael Matthews
- RadioShack – 3x winner Levi Leipheimer, US Pro champ Ben King
- Saxo Bank-Sungard – Alberto Contador or Richie Porte, JJ Haedo
- Sky – defending champion Michael Rogers, Edvald Boassen Hagen, Michael Barry
Pro Continental Teams
- NetApp – Steve Cozza
- Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis – Rubens Bertogliati, Kiel Reijnen, Ben King
- Spidertech Powered by C10 – Svein Tuft, Francois Parisien, Lucas Euser
- UnitedHealthcare – Rory Sutherland, Christian Meier, Scott Zwizanski
- Movistar – Oscar Soliz, Gregory Brenes
- Kelly Benefit Strategies – Mike Friedman, Mike Creed, Jason Donald
- Jelly Belly-Kenda – Brad Huff, Jeremy Powers
- Kenda-5 Hour Energy – Luca Damiani, Ben Day, Phil Gaimon
- Bissell – Ben and Andy Jacques-Mayne, Jay Thomson
- Jamis-Sutter Home – Alejandro Borrajo, Nick Frey