Tag: California

California 3-foot law watered down before approved by Senate

The California state Senate voted in favor of a bill on Friday that was written to require motorists to give bicycle riders a 3-foot gap when passing.

If approved by the Assembly and signed by the governor, California would become the 21st state with a 3-foot buffer law on the books (see “20 states motorists …

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Biggest mystery of Tour of California resolved; also TV schedule

A big question has loomed over the Amgen Tour of California bike race that starts on Sunday: Is 3-time winner Levi Leipheimer well enough to compete in the 8-stage race?

Leipheimer, who suffered a fractured fibula when he was struck from behind by a car in early April, finally answered that question on Friday. …

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Smile hit ‘n’ run driver — you’re on candid camera

A California motorist who is suspected of striking two bicyclists in Berkeley and speeding away has been arrested by police after a bike-mounted video camera captured his license plate number.

The video, posted on YouTube and viewed more than 200,000 times since Thursday, shows the black Acura’s license plate as it strikes Brazilian cyclist Bruno …

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Tour of California announces 16 teams

Organizers named the 16 teams that will compete in the 7th annual Tour of California that rolls out on May 13-20 this year.

Eight teams represent the UCI Pro Teams that compete at the most elite levels. They include RadioShack-Nissan-Trek, home to last year’s winner Chris Horner of Bend, Oregon. The team of 3-time winner Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) also will be on hand.

Four Professional Continental Teams and four Continental Teams also will attend.

It’s important to remember that this is the team announcement; the team squads will be named later.

When executive director Kristin Bachochin says in a press release that the teams “represent the most prestigious field of talent ever to compete in our race,” …

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