I thought that I'd share with you some pics from the start area of the Prologue. They're located at Steve Hill's Grassy Knolls site.
Just select prologue and photo and you should see them. I'll load some video clips once I figure out how to get them out of the camcorder.
Just some random musings:
These guys go fast. That's probably a "duh", but this was my first Pro race and it was, afterall, the flat section of a time trial so they're going faster than in a regular stage.
Those Cervelo's are SEXY. I just like the big tubing and red on black. It would be embarassing to poke along on one of those babies.
The perfect weather brought out some big crowds, especially at the finish (from what I could tell from the big screen)
I saw Jens Voight and Tom Danielson take off. Of course, I wouldn't have recognized them, if the announcer hadn't yelled their names and their bios (helmets and sunglasses are great disguises). Andy Hampsted also gave an onstage interview with, I think, Bob Roll (again the sunglass disguise).
Let's see how many of you folks can recognize the Phonak, Disco, CSC, and TMobile riders.
Watch it tonight on ESPN2.