Saturday, February 21, 2009

Stage 7, Santa Clarita to Pasadena - Photos from MillCreek Summit

Today I watched stage 7 from MillCreek Summit in Acton California. The Summit was the location of today's KOM and is located about 20 minutes from my sister's house where I'm staying:

A shot of the breakaway group as they climb to the top of MillCreek Summit. From Left to Right: Hayden Roulston of Cervelo Test Team, Chris Baldwin is in the front (Rock Racing), The yellow bar tape/glove off Chris Baldwin's right is George Hincapie, the RaboBank rider is Pieter Weening, and the SaxoBank rider is Frank Schleck.

George Hincapie and Pieter Weening as they top MillCreek Summit. They were among the top 5 over the summit who received KOM points.

Lance was at the front of the Peloton as he Climbs to the top of MillCreek Summit - I can't believe I got such a great shot! He was having a conversation (yes, a conversation) with the quickstep rider beside him. I'm not exactly sure who that Quickstep rider is (anyone recognize him?)

Francisco Mancebo (in the red TOC jersey) as he topped MillCreek Summit, just before his big crash.

A shot of the support cars coming through behind the riders.

I had an amazing time - It was awesome to just stand along the side of the road and see all of the crazy people running around w/ their bodies painted, roller bladers climbing the summit, people w/ tables set up eating wine and cheese....I even saw three dudes who threw out a sofa to watch the race:

I don't know that I'll attend tomorrow's stage - I want to spend some time with my sister and her kids since they've been kind enough to allow me to stay with them throughout my trip. Either way - I've had an amazing time - probably the best gift I could have ever given myself. I'll never forget such a fantastic trip!


  1. Glad you're having a good time! xoxoxo

  2. Really great pictures Cristy! It's nice to see the big dawgs out there and you got be up close and personal! Also, they are very good pictures! Thanks for posting.