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Old 01-31-07, 12:01 AM   #1
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Team Discovery's Tour of California Roster

Although unofficial, I've gone ahead and posted the Team Discovery ToC roster:

Levi Leipheimer
George Hincapie
Ivan Basso
Tom Danielson
Jason McCartney
Thomas Vaitkus
Tony Cruz
Brian Vandborg

(source: two of the riders listed above)

I think one can safely assume Levi is going to be the GC man in his home state. Anyone else have scoop on the other rosters?

update: The Discovery roster is now official. Also, more rosters now posted - http://www.steephill.tv/2007/tour-of...ornia/#rosters

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other teams???
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Old 01-31-07, 12:22 AM   #3
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Thanks for the update.

Do you know anything about an alternate route for Stage 1 since Hwy 1 is closed between Muir Beach and Stinson Beach? That should add another nice climb up to Pan Toll via the Panoramic Hwy detour.

I'm hoping to ride most of stages 1 & 3, leaving well before the racers and stopping at the top of a climb to watch, then heading to the finish after they go by.
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Old 01-31-07, 12:26 AM   #4
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other teams???
I know the other teams. Now I'm looking for faces.
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Old 01-31-07, 12:33 AM   #5
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Thanks for the update.
Do you know anything about an alternate route for Stage 1 since Hwy 1 is closed between Muir Beach and Stinson Beach? That should add another nice climb up to Pan Toll via the Panoramic Hwy detour.
I've heard mixed stories on the construction progress. I would bet the alternate route will be used.

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I'm hoping to ride most of stages 1 & 3, leaving well before the racers and stopping at the top of a climb to watch, then heading to the finish after they go by.
Don't forget your camera because I've gone ahead and penciled you as stage 1 and 3 KOM correspondent for the 2007 Tour of California Grassy Knoll Project!
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Well, I would guess that CSC's American boys Vandevelde, "Z" and Julich will be riding. And, of course, Haedo, after his success last year.
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Why is Tony Cruz listed as "Antonio "Tony" Cruz", and Tom Danielson just "Tom Danielson", and not "Thomas "Tom" Danielson"?
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Bettini is scheduled, Boonen is not.
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Although unofficial, I've gone ahead and posted the Team Discovery ToC roster:

Levi Leipheimer
George Hincapie
Ivan Basso
Tom Danielson
Jason McCartney
Thomas Vaitkus
Tony Cruz
Brian Vandborg
Who the hell is gonna beat THOSE guys? God help them.
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So is Basso there to take over if Levi mucks this up like last year when Floyd won?
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Who the hell is gonna beat THOSE guys? God help them.
I think Basso is just there to get him racing again. He did an interview with Cycling news and said that he isn't in the shape needed to vie for the win and will be using the race to get back to racing and to support his team.
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Don't forget your camera because I've gone ahead and penciled you as stage 1 and 3 KOM correspondent for the 2007 Tour of California Grassy Knoll Project![/QUOTE]


Sounds good, I have a compact picture camera that takes decent video. I'll be sure to send you my footage.
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Incomplete listing of Pro Tour teams at the ToC:

Credit Agricole:
Thor Hushovd
Mads Kaggestad
Christophe Laurent
Christophe Kern
Sébastien Hinault
Dimitri Fofonov
Jean-Marc Marino
Cyril Lemoine

Quick Step:
Paolo Bettini

Rabobank:
Mauricio Ardila
Graeme Brown
Bram de Groot
Theo Eltink
Robert Gesink
Matthew Hayman
Grischa Niermann
Michael Rasmussen!

T-Mobile:
Gerald Ciolek
Michael Rogers

CSC:
Karsten Kroon

Source: http://www.cyclingstartlists.com/200...California.htm
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Surely Haedo has to come back this year.
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Why is Tony Cruz listed as "Antonio "Tony" Cruz", and Tom Danielson just "Tom Danielson", and not "Thomas "Tom" Danielson"?
Ok... you're right. Nothing like feedback from this forum!
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Graeme Brown
LOOK OUUUUTTTT!!!
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He is often listed as Antonio. My guess is he requested Antonio due to the large Hispanic heritage in this state and they put Tony so the rest of us know WTF they're talking about.
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Incomplete listing of Pro Tour teams at the ToC:

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Source: http://www.cyclingstartlists.com/200...California.htm
Thanks. I forgot to check that site. I've used that site plus some other sources for an up-to-the-moment roster list:
http://www.steephill.tv/2007/tour-of...ornia/#rosters

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Surely Haedo has to come back this year.
+1, and race against his former team too.
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I hope Discovery takes vaitkus to this race as the sprinter.He won a Giro stage last year in he bunch sprint..ok Petacchi and McEwen were gone but Bettini and Pollack were still there.And he should be faster then Hincapie and Cruz in the sprint...
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I'll be watching stage 2! They're rolling through Davis and right by the University. Can't wait!
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Discorvery is bringing one hell of a team!! Can't wait to see em come through.


PizzaMan, are you going to duke it out with Tracy at the sierra KOM climb or what? I noticed you are not signed up (yet)
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Discorvery is bringing one hell of a team!! Can't wait to see em come through.


this race is a massive priority for their sponsors.
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Anyone know what kind of tv coverage this will be getting?
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Anyone know what kind of tv coverage this will be getting?
The local word in a town on the course is an hour each evening and some live local coverage.
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