Rabobank Pro Cycling Team Gearing up for the 2009 Amgen Tour of California The Rabobank Pro Cycling Team is gearing up for the 2009 Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race from 14 - 22 February. For the next three years, Rabobank will be the Official Bank and a Fo
The Rabobank Pro Cycling Team is gearing up for the 2009 Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race from 14 - 22 February. For the next three years, Rabobank will be the Official Bank and a Founding Partner of the most popular cycling race in the United States.
Rabobank’s California riders include cycling star Oscar Freire, who is a three-time world champion and winner of the green jersey for points classification in the 2008 Tour de France. Upcoming star Robert Gesink will be back as the Best Young Rider 2007 and 2008, and the stage 3 winner in the 2008 Amgen Tour of California.
The full Rabobank team for this year’s Tour will include: Mauricio Ardila, Stef Clement, Oscar Freire, Robert Gesink, Pedro Horrillo, Bauke Mollema, Grischa Niermann, and Pieter Weening. The Pro Team is under the leadership of Sports Director Erik Breukink, former Dutch cycling champion and winner of four stages and Best Young Rider in the Tour de France.
Saturday, February 14: Sacramento (prologue)
Sunday, February 15: Davis to Santa Rosa
Monday, February 16 : Sausalito to Santa Cruz
Tuesday, February 17: San Jose to Modesto
Wednesday, February 18 : Merced to Clovis
Thursday, February 19: Visalia to Paso Robles
Friday, February 20: Solvang (time trial)
Saturday, February 21: Santa Clarita to Pasadena
Sunday, February 22: Rancho Bernardo to Escondido