Hometown Hero Levi Leipheimer Takes Victory at 2007 Amgen Tour of California Prologue in San Francisco for Second Straight Year
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Other pre-race favorites included Discovery Channel Pro's George Hincapie , who finished ninth (4:57:238) and Ivan Basso, who finished 23rd (5:03:351) in his return to racing, and Team CSC's Bobby Julich , who finished 22nd (5:03:221), and Dave Zabriskie , who finished 14th (4:59:169).
Title sponsor Amgen is continuing its complementary Breakaway from Cancer initiative in 2007.
?Our mission is to serve patients. Since our founding in 1980, Amgen has used the power of pioneering science to fight serious illness,? said George Morrow, executive vice president, global commercial operations, Amgen. ?The Amgen Tour of
Amgen created the Breakaway from Cancer initiative in 2005 as a complementary component to its title sponsorship of the inaugural Amgen Tour of California . As a result of last year's Breakaway from Cancer effort, Amgen provided more than $1 million to The Wellness Community (TWC), an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing free support, education and hope to people affected by cancer. This year, the initiative expanded and also benefits the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS), the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country. Patrick Dempsey, whose mother is a two-time cancer survivor, is also the initiative?s spokesperson and attended today's race.
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