Versus delivered a solid chunk of cycling Saturday, capped off by its Amgen Tour of California preview program.
Some initial thoughts:
- This year's race is going to be hard. There is a lot of climbing. Let me repeat: there is a lot of climbing.
- The line-up of talent is stacked (which we already knew). But we also heard Lance Armstrong say he'll be happy to work for Levi Leipheimer because Levi "obsesses" about the Tour of California (Lance's words, not mine).
- Did anybody else realize Jelly Belly is now the longest-running domestic team (10 years and counting)?
- Craig Hummer (who did the voiceover) conveniently didn't mention that Floyd Landis was sidelined for two years by a doping violation and not simply a hip resurfacing surgery.
- Rock Racing got more than the 10-second mention it received on last year's show (after not getting any mention in the official race guide produced by VeloNews).