I walked up to Coit Tower this afternoon to watch stage 1 of the Tour of California I was standing right next to the finish line and every racer walked by me when exiting the finish area. It was cool seeing all the top riders and it was especially exciting to see the Slipstream team almost win the stage. The final rider of the day, Levi Leipheimer (local CA rider), beat the Slipstream kid by 1 second Here is a shot of Levi Leipheimer riding up to Coit Tower:

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