The largest cycling event in America, the 2010 Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race, presented by AEG, that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course from May 16-23. All the big teams are there; Lance and Team Radioshack, Cancellera and Team Saxo Bank, Cavendish and Team Columbia, O’Connor and Team Gear West Bike.
OK, OK, so he’s not doing the whole tour, but he did win a slot to compete in the stage 7 Individual Time Trial this Saturday in Los Angeles. This is like you or I pinch hitting at a Major League Baseball game, or hopping in for a few laps in the Indy 500. Kevin, who had already planned on the trip to Cali as part of Trek’s dealer program, found out he won one of the slots for “amateurs” to compete on the big stage of Saturday, joining 3 other nationwide Trek dealers to compete in the time trail (Kevin Ishaug of Minnesota’s Freewheel bike coincidentally also won a slot). You may have also heard of some pro triathletes that have been able to sneak into the Stage 7 Time Trial. Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington, Chris McCormack, and 2nd place finisher Chris Lieto will also start on Saturday.
Coming up later this week, we’ll give our time predictions for the various pros, triathlete, and of course Kevin.