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TOUR OF CALIFORNIA UPDATE- stage "none"

SPECIAL REPORT BY ERIC JELLUM, KELLY BENEFITS TOUR OF CALIFORNIA UPDATE - FROM THE MECHANIC'S PERSPECTIVE I arrived in South Lake Tahoe, NV almost a full 72 hours before the start of the 2011 "Amen" Tour of California. It took me 2 days to drive from my new home in Colo...

TOUR OF CALIFORNIA UPDATE- stage 1

SPECIAL REPORT BY ERIC JELLUM, KELLY BENEFITS TOUR OF CALIFORNIA UPDATE - FROM THE MECHANIC'S PERSPECTIVE Stage 1 2011 Amgen Tour of California Today was a day I may never forget. The Tour of California is scheduled to start today in Lake Tahoe. It is very strange to wake ...

TOUR OF CALIFORNIA UPDATE- stage 2

SPECIAL REPORT BY ERIC JELLUM, KELLY BENEFITS TOUR OF CALIFORNIA UPDATE Stage 2 2011 Amgen Tour of California   The Race within the Race. It's easy to see what makes a bike race a bike race. It's very simple, who ever crosses the finish line first is the winner....

TOUR OF CALIFORNIA UPDATE- Stories from Car 1

SPECIAL REPORT BY ERIC JELLUM, KELLY BENEFITS TOUR OF CALIFORNIA UPDATE May 19, 2011 Amgen Tour of California Here at the Amgen Tour of California The Kelly Benefit Strategies -Optum Health team will have 2 cars in the race caravan. Only UCI stage races of this caliber will allow ...

TOUR OF CALIFORNIA UPDATE- Stories from Car 2

SPECIAL REPORT BY ERIC JELLUM, KELLY BENEFITS TOUR OF CALIFORNIA UPDATE May 21, 2011 Amgen Tour of California   Stories from Car 2   As I talked about in the last story, there are 2 team cars that drive in the caravan as support. For stage 4 of the Amgen Tour...

Mechanics Speak

We recently went out west to follow the Tour of California. It was a great chance to talk to many of our friends who ill the ranks of professional team mechanics. Here's what it looked like.