|"The Rock" and the hard place.|
|We stayed the rest of the day at this spot on the Taylor Street Climb.|
|Looks steep? Look at the buildings: once again, I've tilted the camera to partially follow the road. It's steeper!|
|As a bicycle commuter, I can sympathize!
The official roster on the web doesn't list a 142 for Sierra Nevada/Cannondale, but I've been told he's Andy Jacque Maynes, a recent Cal grad.
|Isn't he a little young?|
|The expectant crowd between laps.|
|Funny, the US Postal Service team usually rides bicycles...|
|Actually, that's Chann McRae, Lance's teammate, but I'm sure he appreciates the support.
With him are Jason McCartney (87), Gabriele Colombo (31), Danny Pate (47) and I see a 26 on a bike, which would be Plamen Stoyanov.
|Added to the group in this picture are Siro Camponogaro (52) and Doug Ziewacz (73).|
|Chasing Tim Johnson (65) are Lance Armstrong (2), Viatcheslav Ekimov (4), another Postie I can't identify and Chris Baldwin (54).|
|Even the applauding fans aren't keeping an eye on that fellow in number 72.|
|Siro Camponogaro (52) all by himself.|
|There goes George!|
|Hmm, who's this number 72? Charles Dionne? I wonder if he'll do anything today...|
|After two SF Grand Prixes and 8 rolls of film, I finally get a decent picture of Lance! Here's a larger version.
With him are Massimo Giunti (33) and another rider that I can't identify.
|George Hincapie continues his long solo break.|
|That looks like #63, Will Frischkorn, followed by Lance Armstrong (2) and I think that's #72, Charles Dionne again, behind Lance.|
|That's Henk Vogels (27) followed by Ekimov (4), I can't make out the riders behind or following Eki, but the guy following sure looks unhappy.|
|Guiseppe Ribolzi (97), Greg Sieniewicz (130), Gerardo Castillo (153), and Ivan Dominguez, the famous Cuban defector (61).|
|John Lieswyn (71) and I think that's a 0 on the Prime Alliance rider, which would make him Svein Tuft (50) but I could easily be wrong.|
|At this point, Hincapie doesn't quite need a helping hand.|
|Chris Horner (45), no idea who the Saturn rider is, Kevin Livingston (89), and I can vaguely make out a 30 on the Mercury Rider's bike, which would make him Jesus Zarate (and I'm looking at a higher resolution scan than this one, of course).|
|That's Ivan Dominguez (61) again.|
|John Hunt (147), Russell Stephenson (49), Mark McCormack (68), Kevin Monahan (74) and that's all I can figure out.|
|Gabriele Colombo (31) and many more.|
|If that last digit's a 5, that's Jason Bausch (135), if it's a 6, that's Pete Knudson (136). I'm sure someone will correct me.|
|I think this is the fellow whose friends stopped by to cheer him on. Everyone in our area chanted his name, which I have subsequently forgotten.|
|Ekimov and Dionne on the second to last climb up Taylor.|
|Hincapie is spent!|
|Last climb, Ekimov attacks, Dionne sticks with him like a cheap suit.|
|The Mercury rider is Henk Vogels (27) then Tom Leaper (55), Will Frischkorn (63) and Armstrong (2).|
|Plenty of patriotism with this fellow, I'll give him that much!
The people wearing clothing are Armstrong, Leaper and Vogels again.
Other Folks Photos: Ken Papai, Mark VandenBerghe, Alan Forkosh
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