The 2013 edition of the Tour de California has come to an end and the organizers of the event are patting themselves of their backs for the good job that they have done. One of the biggest tasks undertaken by the organizers was crafting the south to north course that challenged to road racers on all the eight days of the event.
Sports managing partner of Medalist Sports Jim Birrell, while talking to the media said that the organizers had responded to the feedbacks that they had gathered from the riders and the team directors when they have planning on the route. The north to south route had two quite hilly opening stages and the number of windswept transitional stages was three, a relatively difficult and long time trial which was followed by the inaugural Northern California summit finish on the Diablo Mountain and a Santa Rosa fast finish.
Birrell told the media that the very fact that there was a different stage winner each day until the concluding day of the race itself spoke a lot about the competition and the courses were on daily basis.
During the Tour de California, the show put up by the Continental teams stood out and for the very first time in the history of the event a member of a Continental team- Jamis-Hagnes Berman along with Acevedo ound a place in the top three. The domestic Continental teams did pretty well and earned as many as three podium performance. These performances by the Continental teams will be extremely instrumental in helping them get invites for the other major races of the Medalist including the Tour of Alberta, the Tour of Utah and USA Pro Cycling Challenge which is scheduled to take place in Colorado.
The results of Jamis-Hanges Berman will be a big morale booster for the team.