In 2009, the City of Sausalito welcomed Amgen’s Tour of California cyclists with a Tour de Cuisine that featured the best from local restaurants and wineries, along with music from the Sun Kings. The celebratory event took place on the night before the cyclists rode over the Golden Gate Bridge for the first time in the race’s history. Sausalito was stage two of the nine-day race over some 750 miles of California roads.
Tour de France winners, Olympic medalists and World Champions competed in the race won by Levi Leipheimer (USA) of Astana, California, crowned champion on February 22nd in Escondido, California. The win was Leipenheimer’s third consecutive victory in the Amgen Tour.
Photos by Ted van der Linden