[http://active.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/73363841_1.jpg] The Tour of Califoria is here! Finishing in Los Angeles, the race began on Sunday with a prologue in San Francisco. The eight days of the Tour of California is one of the top race in the States, alongside April's Tour de Georgia, and possibly one of the top races to signal the beginning of the season.
Levi Leipheimer repeated his winning performance from last year, leading an American sweep Sunday in the Amgen Tour of California prologue. Leipheimer, a three-time top-10 Tour de France finisher, completed the 1.9-mile primarily uphill circuit to Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill in 4 minutes, 49.05 seconds at an average speed of 23.994 mph.
Leipheimer will wear the race leader's jersey in the first stage today, a 97.1-mile road race from Sausalito to Santa Rosa.