Friday, February 23, 2007

Stage 4 - It was a close one...

Levi is looking strong and has a strong shot at winning overall. Today is the big day though. The time trial will be the deciding factor.
I don't think there are too many other riders Leipheimer would rather have riding for him than these two guys, Ivan Basso and George Hincapie. Basso was riding so fast the other day during the big chase in Stage 3, that Hincapie told him he had to slow down!! Probably felt like a little dejavu to Hincapie. Lance Armstrong told Hincapie the same thing a few years ago in the Tour de France!
I don't think it gets any closer than this! Bettini pulls it out and shows how a professional sprinter can get that extra inch when it counts the most.
Only in California can it storm and still be absolutely beautiful along the Pacific Highway, one of the most beautiful roads in the world.

Now let''s see what they can do in the Time Trial today. Just the rider against the clock, pure bicycle racing at it's finest.