2009 Amgen Tour of California Kick Off Press Conference
Before the race, the press conference. Due to the size and quality of the field, the press conference was performed in two shifts, first with Mark Cavendish (Columbia - High Road), Tyler Hamilton (Rock Racing), Carlos Sastre (Cervelo), JJ Haedo (Saxobank), Oscar Freire (Rabobank), and Scott Nydam (BMC) taking the first shift, George Hincapie (Columbia - High Road), Lance Armstrong (Astana), Levi Liephiemer (Astana), Cristian Vande Velde (Garmin - Slipstream), and Ivan Basso (Liquigas). Floyd Landis (Ouch) was supposed to be there, but crashed a couple hours before the press conference. The crash is not expected to affect his performance, but he wasn't able to attend the Conference.
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