Amgen Tour of California LIVE on Versus

For the First Time Ever, VERSUS will Air Live Weekday Coverage of the United States' Top Cycling Event and Lance Armstrong's Second Race of the Season

NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 22, 2009)-VERSUS, the network that celebrates real competition and the home
of professional cycling in the United States, announced today it will air wall-to-wall coverage of
the fourth annual Amgen Tour of California, Lance Armstrong's second race of the 2009 cycling
season.  Now in its third year of televising the race, VERSUS will air all nine days of the event,
including live coverage of the middle stages for the first time, beginning February 14 at 5 p.m. ET.

The recently expanded 750-mile, nine-day race from Sacramento to San Diego County will feature the
world's top professional cyclists and teams including: Lance Armstrong in his first Amgen Tour of
California competition, two-time defending race champion Levi Leipheimer and top U.S.-based teams
Garmin-Slipstream and Team Columbia-Highroad.  VERSUS' on-air broadcast team of Phil Liggett and
Paul Sherwen, the undisputed voices of cycling, will call all the race action.  

"The Amgen Tour of California has become one of cycling's most prestigious events and we're excited
to offer cycling fans nine straight days of all the intense competition the race usually delivers,"
said Jamie Davis, President of VERSUS.  "With strong U.S.-based teams and Lance Armstrong competing
in the race for the first time, it is undoubtedly a marquee year for the race and we're extremely
proud to be able to showcase each weekday stage live for the first time." 

VERSUS' on-air schedule for the Amgen Tour of California follows:

February 7       Preview Show                                                                       5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT)

February 14     Prologue - Sacramento (live/same-day delay)                                 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT)     

February 15     Stage 1, Davis to Santa Rosa (live/same-day delay)                        6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT)

February 16     Stage 2, Sausalito to Santa Cruz (live)                                          12:30 p.m. ET (9:30 a.m. PT)       

February 17     Stage 3, San Jose to Modesto (live)                                               5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT)      

February 18     Stage 4, Merced to Clovis (live)                                                    4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT)

February 19     Stage 5, Visalia to Paso Robles (live)                                             4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT)         

February 20     Stage 6, Solvang time trial (live)                                                  4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT)

February 21     Stage 7, Santa Clarita to Pasadena (live/same-day delay)                5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT)         

February 22     Stage 8, Rancho Bernardo to Escondido (live/same-day delay)         5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT)

 * Times subject to change

"The 4th edition of the Amgen Tour of California will have the greatest collection of riders ever
assembled on American soil," said Andrew Messick, President of AEG Sports. "Besides Lance Armstrong,
we are expecting a generation's worth of great American riders in Levi Leipheimer, Christian van de
Velde, Floyd Landis, current national champion Tyler Hamilton and four-time stage winner George
Hincapie. International riders include current Tour de France champion Carlos Sastre, Giro d'Italia
winner Ivan Basso, Fabian Cancellara, Tom Boonen, Thor Hushvold and the fastest man in the world,
Mark Cavendish."