2009 Tour of California final stage wrap-up

2009 Tour of California, Stage 8:  Frank Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) wins the final stage in Escondido.
Photo shows running time since Schleck crossed the line as well as elapsed time in hours, minutes and
seconds since the stage start in Rancho Bernardo.
photo Copyright © Laura Alber/cyclingfans.com

2009 Tour of California: Frank Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) with podium girls after his Stage 8 victory in Escondido.
photo Copyright © Laura Alber/cyclingfans.com

2009 Tour of California:  Overall race winner for the third consecutive year,
Levi Leipheimer (Astana) holds a giant check for $14,000.
photo Copyright © Laura Alber/cyclingfans.com

- Escondido stage update from "The 3 Riders of the Apocalypse Featuring Christy Craig" here.  (Talk to your neighbors, thanks Christian Vande Velde, best towns, goals for next year)

Still to come:  full 2009 Tour of California Photo Galleries



2009 Tour of California video highlights

Levi after Stage 8, and the Win!
(Levi drops an F-bomb.  Bike Monkey is the local cycling magazine where Levi lives.) (02:29)
Bike Monkey
Announcing the LiveStrong Global Cancer Summit in Dublin Ireland
(Armstrong to race Tour of Ireland) (01:23)
Escondido Gets Ready for TOC (01:52) NBC KNSD
Stage 6 Highlights (02:57) SCVTV
Amgen Stage 5 Recap (04:36) ABC KFSN
Amgen Stage 5 begins in Visalia (04:38) ABC KFSN
Amgen Tour Cycling Through the Valley (05:16) ABC KFSN
Amgen Tour Hits the Central Valley
(Includes Levi's crash) (02:34)
Lance Armstrong Before Stage 2 (01:50) livestrong.com
Stage 3:  Amgen Racers Reach the Valley (03:23) ABC KFSN
Stage 3: Cyclists deal with stormy weather (01:13) NBC KNTV11
Armstrong, Tour cross Golden Gate
Lance Armstrong talks about
the race start