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AMGEN Tour of California finishes in Pasadena on Sunday

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The AMGEN Tour of California has returned and it started a couple days ago with a time trial in Palo Alto. The tour makes its way to Sacramento today and then starts heading south towards Los Angeles. The race concludes on Sunday, February 24th with Stage 7 which starts in Santa Clarita and finishes in Pasadena.

You can watch the Tour nightly on VERSUS at their 8:00pm slot. The professional commentators that bring you the Grand Tours (Italy, France, Spain) are on board: Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwin, and Bob (the Bobke) Roll. Visit VERSUS online for video clips and reports from the course. Also online is Tour sponsor, CSC's, amazing Location Object Field Technology (LOFT) Tracker which shows the location of the race on a Google Earth type of map. Go to the link to learn more and scroll down to LOFT Tracker to get to the live map.

If you are interested in seeing the race conclusion in Santa Clarita on Saturday or Pasadena on Sunday, start planning now by checking out the course map for Stage 7 to pick your place on the route and reading up on Spectator Tips in order to watch safely.

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On a related note, if you are outraged at the surreptitious and circumspect exclusion of contender Levi Leipheimer's team Astana from the 2008 Tour de France, let your voice be heard at Let Levi Ride.

Photo of CSC's Juan Jose Haedo winning in Santa Rosa yesterday from AMGEN Tour of California Website