Tour of California, Day 7: Landmarks of Los Angeles, Landis Makes an Appearance
Some of Los Angeles' "most recognizable landmarks, including Walt Disney Concert Hall, the University of Southern California, the LA Coliseum and STAPLES Center," were what participants in the 2010 Amgen Tour of California whizzed past on the seventh day of the race, chronicles RoadCycling.
Tony Martin (GBR) of Team HTC-Columbia emerged victorious with a time of 41 minutes and 41 seconds. Finishing in second place, three-time individual time trial world champion Michael Rogers (AUS) also of Team HTC-Columbia, will retain the Amgen Leader Jersey heading into the final stage of the race.
Said winner Martin of his L.A. experience: "I'd never been to Los Angeles before, so to race here in such a big city was really spectacular."But the time-trial course through the streets of L.A. was not without controversy. Cycling Weekly explains:
Floyd Landis chose stage seven of the Tour of California to make his first public appearance since the publication of a series of emails wirtten by the American containing comprehensive doping allegations made against several high-profile US riders, including Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer and David Zabriskie.
The Tour of California's 8th and final stage takes place today with a course that covers Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills.