Thursday, May 19, 2011

Amgen Tour of California stage 4 INSIDE SPECIAL!

A lot of times, cyclists admire those who work for bike shops, often assuming that being an employee for a bike shop such as Wrench Science means tons of perks. Those who are employees of bike shops will tell those cyclists the real deal, and that is we don't get many perks.

Today however was a different story. We were fortunate enough to receive the green light for getting a chance to ride along with the team assist vehicle of Bissell Pro Cycling.We have been selling Pinarello bikes for a long time now so we're no stranger to how well they perform, but to get this opportunity and honor of riding along, being close to the action is just beyond words.

Bissell Pro Cycling Team riding a Pinarello Dogma Carbon 60.1.

We were able to get some good shots of the Bissell Pro Cycling team (Pinarello Dogma Carbon 60.1), Team Sky (Pinarello Dogma Carbon 60.1), BMC Racing(BMC Impec and BMC Team Machine SLR01), and Team Type 1 (Colnago M10). Here's some highlights for your viewing pleasure.
Nice to see the city of Livermore supporting the tour.

Wrench Science at Amgen Tour of California Stage 4 starting line.
Jacques-Maynes Brothers. Andy and Ben.

The gentleman here on the left in the Wells Fargo kit had the nice intension of congratulating Bissell rider Andy Jacques-Maynes, but mistaken Ben Jacques-Maynes for Andy. Too funny!
Team Sky riders heading to the starting line
More Team Sky riders.
HUGE THANKS to Glen Mitchell - Team Manager of Bissell Pro Cycling Team
Getting ready to start the race!
Trunk filled with spare Easton EC90 SL and Easton EC90 Aero wheels and coolers
These must've been the good kids that did their homework
Team Type 1 support car. BMW and Colnago? Must be nice...
Quick swap of bikes before the break happens. Have to make sure the right bike is on the right support car
BMC rushing to the front after being called to support their rider
Team Type 1 with their Colnago M10
Who's the guy in the far right of the picture?
Greg Henderson of Team Sky in his gold jersey after winning stage 3 of Amgen Tour of California.
We asked him if he wanted a Pepsi, his response was "You guys got a Coke?"
Ben Jacques-Maynes having a quick word with Glenn
Bissell Pro Cycling and Team Sky both chose the Pinarello Dogma Carbon 60.1 as their bike.
Can you see the shape of Greg Henderson's Chainrings?
Small recap of the race up at the finish
Omer Kem (Team Director of Bissell Pro Cycling) listens to what the guys have to say about today's stage.
Recovering a bit from the hill-top finish before going back down to the RV.
Caught a quick moment to get some shots of Team Type 1's Colnago M10 
Beautiful Colnago M10 bikes. 
Love it or hate it?
Can't wait till these are finally released. Rumor has it that these will only be available  through selected dealers. Better check with our BMC Specialist Brad for ETA on these.
Even with the race over, Team Sky still rides as if they were planning an attack
Which one fits you?
Take a close look at what the PROS ride.
Shimano Ultegra 6700 Crankset! The rest of the bike is equipped with the same Shimano Ultegra 6700 series as well!
Fleet of Colnago M10 bikes.
If you guys want to see the rest of the pictures that were taken, check back as we post more photos through the week while we work on getting the video clips together. If you can't wait, check out our album.

2011 Amgen Tour of California

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