Monday, February 16

Yellow Levi

Today's soaker didn't bother Astana Team's Levi Leipheimer as he took the Amgen Stage 2 near the summit of Bonnie Doon Road, some minutes before wending his way into Santa Cruz. Although Leipheimer lost the final sprint to Garmin-Slipstream's Tom Peterson, he led in points and snatched the yellow jersey from yesterday's winner, Francisco Mancebo.

Peterson's claim to fame is riding dead last in the Sacramento Prologue on Saturday.

Go figure.