Team Type 1 Announces "Signs For Sacramento" Contest
Fans who turn out to show their support for Team Type 1 at Saturday's prologue time trial of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California can win free souvenirs.
Fans who turn out to show their support for Team Type 1 at Saturday’s prologue time trial of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California can win free souvenirs as part of the team’s “Signs for Sacramento” contest.
Representatives of Team Type 1 will be judging posters, banners and signs along the 2.4-mile (3.8 km) route that showcases the State Capitol, the Capitol Mall area and the well-known local Tower Bridge. The creators of the most original signs cheering on Team Type 1 will be awarded hats, T-shirts, socks and other official team memorabilia.
To be eligible to win, the sign, banner or poster must feature the words “Team Type 1.” Judging will begin a half-hour before the first rider heads down the start ramp (1:30 p.m.) through the conclusion of the prologue (approximately 4 p.m.).
Team Type 1 is the only one of 17 teams in the race with riders who have Type 1 diabetes. Phil Southerland (diagnosed in 1982 at the age of seven months) and Fabio Calabria (diagnosed in 2000 at the age of 13) will be joined in the nine-day race by Moises Aldape, Chris Jones, Valeriy Kobzarenko, Darren Lill, Ian MacGregor and Matt Wilson.
Fans are invited to meet-and-greet Team Type 1 at every start and finish venue along the more than 750-mile route. Riders and staff of Team Type 1 will be on hand one hour before each stage and immediately following each race. Here are the approximate locations for team parking areas each day:
Saturday, Feb. 14: Prologue in Sacramento
Staging Area: 6th, 7th and 9th Streets, between L and M Streets.
Sunday, Feb. 15: Stage 1
Start in Davis: B Street, From 3rd to 4th Streets.
Finish in Santa Rosa: Southwest corner of 3rd and E Streets.
Monday, Feb. 16: Stage 2
Start in Sausalito: Parking lots near the Spinnaker restaurant, north of Bridgeway.
Finish in Santa Cruz: Parking lots southwest of the intersection of Ocean and Water Streets.
Tuesday, Feb. 17: Stage 3
Start in San Jose: West and South of the intersection of Alamanden Blvd and Park Ave.
Finish in Modesto: 15th and 16th Streets, between I and H Streets.
Wednesday, Feb. 18: Stage 4
Start in Merced: 19th and 20th Streets, between M and O Streets.
Finish in Clovis: Parking lot southeast of the intersection of 5th and Clovis.
Thursday, Feb. 19: Stage 5
Start in Visalia: Parking lots northwest of the intersection of Mineral King Avenue and Bridge Streets.
Finish in Paso Robles: Pine Street, between 10th and 13th Streets.
Friday, Feb. 20: Stage 6 individual time trial in Solvang
Staging Area: Mission Drive, north of Atterdag Road.
Saturday, Feb. 21: Stage 7
Start in Santa Clarita: Parking lot southwest of Magic Mountain Parkway and Carousel Lane.
Finish in Pasadena: Parking lot southwest of the Rose Bowl (adjacent to West Drive).
Sunday, Feb. 22: Stage 8
Start in Rancho Bernardo: Parking lots northwest of Bernardo Center Drive and Lomica Drive.
Finish in Escondido: Parking lots southeast of Escondido