Levi courtesy of news.bbc.com
Levi Leipheimer is from Santa Rosa, Ca. And that's where the start of this year's Tour of California begins -- today. The ToC has been in existence for five years, now. It's a course that snakes through the best of California's hills and valleys. And Levi knows it well. He's won this race the past three years in a row.
I'll be cheering him on during the six stages of this race. Also cheering him on, his teammate Lance Armstrong. Lance, Levi and Team Radio Shack will be a big force to be reckoned with this year. They're skipping the Giro d'Italia to ride in their own country, next to their American fans, in the heart of the beautiful Golden State.
I wish I could be there. But life takes over. And sometimes you gotta cheer from a distance.
You can check out more information on this year's race at: http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/