2014 Amgen Tour of California: Stage 01 – Sacramento

Sacramento’s projected high temperature was supposed to be 84 on Sunday, yet it felt like the 90’s. I also made the mistake of wearing all-black (again). It was cooking hot, but how could I complain when the PRO racers were out in the real heat, cranking away calories and watts. Luckily for them, the Skratch Labs team was out with Neutral Human Support.

Us on the otherhand, not so much but we did get to drink fresh espresso at the über-new Rapha Mobile Cycle Club and watch the PRO women race for an hour in a fast-paced circuit race around the State Capitol, which became the highlight of the day for me. Not just watching them cook corners well-done, but to see how engaged the audience was and a majority of the passionate fans were women AND it was mother’s day.

There was a lot of love for the women going around, so I reciprocated that by turning my lens to them.

Stage 01 ended with a phenomenal sprint by Cavendish and everyone’s appetite was whet for Stage 02’s time trail in Folsom

  • Thank you for the insane amount of rad photos.

  • Ted Arnold

    Pretty sure the All Black was an unconscious Cash Homage a day early. Folsom Prison Greatness. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GltU-OZ3oXA

  • Bradley Tompkins

    I see some SRAM electronic group photos in there……