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Tour of California - 2.1

USA, February 19-26, 2006

Photography

Stage 7 - February 26: Redondo Beach Circuit Race, 123.1km

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Images by Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us

Images by Mitch Friedman/www.mitchophoto.com

Images by Mitch Clinton/www.clintonphoto.com

Images by Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com

Images by Seng Chen/www.iheartbrains.com

Images by Mark Johnson/www.ironstring.com

Images by Steve Cohen/www.sportsshooter.com/STEVEC

Stage 6 - February 25: Santa Barbara to Thousand Oaks, 144km

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Images by Seng Chen/www.iheartbrains.com

Images by Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us

Images by Mitch Clinton/www.clintonphoto.com

Images by Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com

Images by Mitch Friedman/www.mitchophoto.com

Images by Steve Cohen/www.sportsshooter.com/STEVEC

Images by Mark Johnson/www.ironstring.com

Stage 5 - February 24: San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara, 169.5km

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Images by Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us

Images by Seng Chen/www.iheartbrains.com

Images by Mitch Friedman/www.mitchophoto.com

Images by Doug Herrick/www.mitchophoto.com

Images by Mitch Clinton/www.clintonphoto.com

Images by Mark Johnson/www.ironstring.com

Stage 4 - February 23: Monterey to San Luis Obispo, 210.7km

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Images by Seng Chen/www.iheartbrains.com

Images by Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us

Images by Mark Johnson/www.ironstring.com

Images by Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com

Images by Mitch Friedman/www.mitchophoto.com

Images by Doug Herrick/www.mitchophoto.com

Stage 3 - February 22: San José Time Trial, 27.4km

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Images by Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us

Images by Seng Chen/www.iheartbrains.com

Images by Frank Chan/flickr.com/photos/frenquency/

Images by Mitch Friedman/www.mitchophoto.com

Images by Doug Herrick/www.mitchophoto.com

Images by Russ and Nancy Wright/www.abbiorca.com

Images by Beth Seliga/

Stage 2 - February 21: Martinez to San José, 152.7km

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Images by Russ and Nancy Wright/www.abbiorca.com

Images by Craig Heuerman

Images by Mitch Friedman/www.mitchophoto.com

Images by Seng Chen

Images by Frank Chan/flickr.com/photos/frenquency/

  • Mike Creed (TIAA-CREF) tries to stay away from the chase group on Sierra Road.
  • The chase group hot on the heels of Mike Creed, containing all the usual suspects.
  • The 10-strong chase group contains Tom Danielson, George Hincapie (Discovery), Bernard Kohl (T-Mobile), Floyd Landis (Phonak, obscured), Levi Leipheimer (Gerolsteiner, obscured), Dave Zabriskie (CSC), among others.
  • A second chase group contains the rest of the top of GC, Gibo Simoni (Saunier-Duval), Chris Horner (Davitamon-Lotto), Bobby Julich (CSC), Jason McCartney (Discovery)
  • Fast Freddie (Davitamon-Lotto) bides his time to fight for another big gear kind of day.
  • Levi Leipheimer (Gerolsteiner) Floyd Landis (Phonak) and Bernhard Kohl (T-Mobile) try to stay off the front on the way down from Sierra Road
  • This Phonak rider tries for another sprint finish
  • The podium featuring (l-r): Josef Pou (3rd, Davitamon-Lotto), George Hincapie (1st, Discovery) and Chris Horner (2nd, Davitamon-Lotto)
  • Watch out or I'm going to whoop your butt!
  • Mike Creed (TIAA-CREF) seems satisfied with his Most Aggressive Rider jersey.
  • Those 20-somethings always seem to have problems with their clothes...the emcee jibes as Thomas Peterson (TIAA-CREF) was presented with the Best Young Rider jersey.
  • Big George is all smiles after winning both the green and the golden jersey.

Images by Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com

Images by Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us

Images by Dan Spisak

Stage 1 - February 20: Sausalito to Santa Rosa, 129.1km

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Images by Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us

Images by Mitch Friedman/www.mitchophoto.com

Images by Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com

Images by David Wood

Images by Beth Seliga/

Images by Seng Chen

Prologue - February 19: San Francisco ITT, 3.1km

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Images by Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us

Images by Russ and Nancy Wright/www.abbiorca.com

Images by Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com

Images by Mitch Friedman/www.mitchophoto.com

Images by Frank Chan/flickr.com/photos/frenquency/

Images by Beth Seliga/

Images by David Wood/David Wood

Images by Michael David Murphy/www.whileseated.org

Images by Seng Chen

Images by Rob O'Dea/www.BaldZebra.com

Images by Mike Jacoubowsky