What would a cycling race be without its fans? Every year, thousands of people come by to line the streets to watch their favorite stars, even if it’s only for a few seconds.
When the Tour of California comes by, the fans come prepared ready to grab the pros attention. This was another grueling week of cycling, but everyone always chips in to have fun:
Adam Blythe popping a wheelie on 18% grade coming up Laurel St on Stage 1 of the Amgen TOC. For those Top Gun fans Laurel St is the location of the chase up the hill #biking #cycling #bikes #race #racing #sport #sports #proathlete #athlete #cyclist #getfit #fitness #fitfam #getoutside #health #healthy #outdoors #active #explore #sandiego #California #justgoshoot #shoot2kill #nikon #nikonnofilter #mysdphoto #igerssandiego
Even on Stage 1, Adam Blythe was up to some antics.
Superhero costume sales so up this time of year.
Probably not Captain Jack Sparrow, but this guy still gets a pass.
Remember, getting all these people in those bear costumes takes planning!
Should I be ashamed to say I know this guy?
Even though Adam Blythe stole one of these cookies, I imagine Phil’s Fondo will still go on.
Yellow Jersey winner Julian Alaphilippe still has energy to horse around after the climb up Gibraltar Road.
Ventura welcomed AMGEN Tour of California with over 1,700 community cheerleaders!! Thank you for the making our logo large enough to fit 800+ kids @urielleon !! A video posted by Visit Ventura (@visitventura) on
Hats off to Ventura for putting this together. Hopefully, this trend of mugging for the helicopter camera keeps up.
What would the Tour of California be without Dore Holte and his Antlers?
A #true #champion @petosagan.. never to proud to wave at his #fans.. #big #props to you bro!! #amgentoc #greenjersey #gilbratarroad #lovecycling #cyclingshots #igcyclists A photo posted by Joe De Lira (@riding4mandy) on
World Champion and Sprint Jersey winner Peter Sagan taking the time midride to say hi.
Taylor Phinney may eat you!
Pliny the Elder should be enough to get an autograph.
A photo posted by Amgen Tour of California (@amgentoc) on
Of course, what’s a Tour of California without a little Champagne celebration.
Thanks to all the fans and pros that turned out to make the 11th ATOC another special week in cycling.