The Amgen Tour of California kicks off in Palo Alto!

The 2008 Amgen Tour of California began today with the Prologue in Palo Alto. TWC-San Francisco/East Bay participant, Andy Leven, had the honor of firing the start gun to officially kick off the 3rd annual professional cycling race that travels all the way down the California cost!

Andy Leven fires the starting gun in Palo Alto
Andy Leven and Natalie Haskins, TWC Public Education & Awareness Manager

Tens of thousands of people came out to see the Prologue and enjoy the Lifestyles Festival, where TWC and NCCS had the opportunity to meet people from the Palo Alto community and hand out materials about cancer education and support. Fabian Cancellara from team CSC captured the very first leader jersey by winning today’s Prologue, and he will lead the cycling pack as teams begin Stage 1 of the race tomorrow and travel from Sausalit0 to Santa Rosa. Stay tuned for more updates from the road!


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