I guess the Euro Pros haven't learned to deal with the Bots dots, one of the skills we teach at the Early Birds.
From the Cycling News story about Stage 1
"But before the sprint finish a huge pile-up occurred as the field passed the finish line to begin the second of three finish circuits, due to a rider hitting one of the estimated 20 million Caltrans 'botts dots' marking the lanes on the California roads. The wreck held-up many of the GC contenders including the race leader Leipheimer. "All of a sudden I could see that a T-Mobile rider hit one of the metal balls on the road and his hands came off the bars and he flipped over the bars," he said. "He fell to the right causing a huge pile up.""
Full story at http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2007/feb07/california07/?id=results/cali...