Who was there? We were around the corner from the 200M KOM sign, near the Mike's Bikes SWAG mobile. Picked up a couple of mini cowbells, that was fun. Lots of fans, Mt. Diablo certainly represented! Too bad TV came on-air after the climb. Maybe they'll have more footage on the replay, but watching the DVR of the afternoon "live" version, there was not much on air except a recap of the break and then the peloton going over the KOM line.
It was a long wait, and even though the guys went through in a matter of seconds, it was totally worth it. Watching those guys simply riding tempo was amazing...they were going so fast I could hardly believe it. Let's hope the ATOC took note and give Diablo a more prominent position along the route next year (if they include it at all!). They could easily have a stage finish at the junction, how about from a North Gate ascent?
BTW, anyone see the Mt. Diablo State Park jerseys they were selling? A little steep ($85) but looked pretty cool. Does anyone have one? If so, how's the sizing? Do they run similar to American brands or more fitted like the Euro stuff?