Rabobank's Graeme Brown Wins Stage One of the 2007 Amgen Tour of California

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02/20/2007| 0 comments
by Thomas Valentinsen

Rabobank's Graeme Brown Wins Stage One of the 2007 Amgen Tour of California

Crowds in Santa Rosa watched local cyclist Levi Leipheimer ride into town wearing the leader jersey and retain overall lead for second straight year.

lot of people, but I didn't know it would be that many. For the crowd to come out like that in the
U.S.
is special."

Top-three general classification leaders after today are Leipheimer, Team Slipstream?s Jason Donald in second and Priority Health Cycling Team's Benjamin Jacques-Maynes in third.

In addition to the exciting race finish, today's event included a special ride by local cancer survivors who cycled the final mile before the peloton came into the final circuits.

Amgen created the Breakaway from Cancer initiative in 2005 as a complementary component to its title sponsorship of the inaugural Amgen Tour of
California
. Last year, through the Breakaway from Cancer effort, Amgen raised more than $1 million to support 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.

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