The Amgen Tour of California Crystal Ball Gazing

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05/24/2012| 0 comments
by Neil Browne
The Amgen Tour of California wraps up and what does it predict for the Tour de France? Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.
The Amgen Tour of California wraps up and what does it predict for the Tour de France? Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.

The Amgen Tour of California Crystal Ball Gazing

The Amgen Tour of California wraps up and what does it predict for the Tour de France 2012?

a couple of days before the Tour of California rolled out that he decided to suit up. While he was never a factor, he did finish and hopefully this is a blessing in disguise. He won't come into the Tour de France overly raced and perhaps with fresher legs than the other favorites.

I would be remiss to not mention the retirement of Team GreenEdge's Robbie McEwen. The Australian hung up his bike at the conclusion of the Tour of California, taking a managerial position on his team. His palmarès alone would be an article of considerable length, but let me give you a few highlights: 12 Tour de France stage wins, three points jerseys (Tour de France), 12 Giro d'Italia stage wins and not to mention the numerous wins at the Tour Down Under. This sprinter will be sorely missed.

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