• Come see Phil Liggett!

    by  • January 25, 2008 • norcal scene • 5 Comments

    check it, crew ~ it’s a fundraiser for the trackie kids of the Hellyer’drome … and it’s Phil, baby!
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    For Immediate Release – January 24th, 2008 – Los Gatos, California

    phil.jpgPhil Liggett – “The Voice of Cycling” will be live and on stage at Testarossa Vineyards in Los Gatos, California, Wednesday night, February 13th at 6pm. Phil has been broadcasting top professional cycling races including the Tour de France and the Olympic games since the late 1970s. He has become a household fixture on televisions in at least five continents. His voice, passion and enthusiasm for cycling is unmistakable.

    (wordy phil pic stol’d from {{LINK}} W2W)

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    Come meet Phil and enjoy many interesting stories from his years covering the professional peloton. Hosting Phil will be the Bay Area’s own Bruce Hildenbrand.

    (nekkid phil pic stol’d from {{LINK}} Jessi!)

    Bruce has been a cycling journalist in print, video and radio for nearly 25 years. Come and learn the true inside stories from professional cycling that you won’t hear on TV or in print.

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    100% of the proceeds of this event will go to the Junior Track Cycling Development Program at San Jose’s Hellyer Park Velodrome.

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    juniors3.jpgTo learn more about Junior Track Cycling in Northern California, see the {{LINK}} Hellyer Velodrome website, ridethetrack.com (if you can not attend this event but want to financially support Junior Track Cycling, please read how to do so at the bottom of this email.)

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    Doors open at Testarossa Vineyards 19th Century winery at 6pm. Light appetizers, wine, beer, and soft drinks will be served before Phil and Bruce come on stage at 7pm. A silent auction benefiting Junior Track Cycling of rare and priceless cycling memorabilia, many donated by Cupertino Bike Shop, as well as limited edition autographed bottles of rare wines will also be available to bid on before the show starts at 7pm.

    The first 50 event tickets purchased will get front section VIP priority seating, so get your tickets today.

    Ticket Prices:

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    For all tickets purchased by February 10th:

    Adults: $25

    Students/Seniors: $15

    Juniors 14 and under: $10

    For all tickets purchased after February 10th or at the door:

    Adults: $35

    Students/Seniors: $25

    Juniors 14 and under: $20

    Tickets include price of admission to the presentation, one drink ticket (must be 21 or older for wine or beer), and light appetizers (please don’t come hungry expecting dinner). Additional beverage tickets and other appetizers will be available for sale at the event.

    To securely purchase tickets online please go to the Testarossa.com website {{LINK}}, and click on Event Tickets.

    ** All ticket sales are final and non-refundable **

    Event location:

    juniors1.jpgTestarossa Vineyards, a major sponsor of the Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club

    300 College Avenue, Los Gatos, California

    Internet: testarossa.com

    Tasting Room Hours- 11am to 5pm – open seven days a week

    Directions can be found at {{LINK}} http://www.testarossa.com/directions.html

    (from E. Main Street in downtown Los Gatos follow the signs to the Novitiate Historic Winery, ½ mile off of E. Main St.)

    Depending on the size of the crowd we may need to move into a larger wine cellar so please dress warm.

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    Event Sponsorship:

    A limited number of Event Sponsorships are also available. Information on being an Event Sponsor can be found at {{LINK}}, or by sending an email to rob@testarossa.com

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    Tax deductible donation to Junior Track Cycling:

    If you can not make it to this great event but want to still support Junior Track Cycling in Northern California, you can make a 100% tax deductible donation at {{LINK}}:

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    Seating is limited so please reserve your tickets today. For more information send an email to: rob@testarossa.com Please forward this email to all bike clubs, and parties who you think would be interested.


    Biographical information for Phil Liggett:

    Phil Liggett is universally referred to as “The Voice of Cycling.” He began his career as a television commentator in 1978 and besides reporting the world of professional cycling, he has covered six summer and four winter Olympic Games. His face and voice are a household fixture in Britain, America, Australia and South Africa.

    Phil has been covering the Tour de France since the early 1970′s and has not been home in July since 1973. His commentary on the Paris-Roubaix spring classic for American CBS television won him several Emmy awards. He has also appeared on ESPN, ABC, NBC hosting a number of winter and summer events from bobsledding and ski jumping to triathlons. His current assignments for the Versus (formerly OLN), British, Australian and South African TV see him flying more than 120,000 miles a year and staying in hotels for over six months.:

    Biographical information for Bruce Hildenbrand:

    Bruce has been writing, announcing and riding in the sport of cycling for over 25 years. His articles have appeared in Outside, Bicycling, Velo News, Cycle Sport, etc. as well as Outside Online, Bicycling.com and bikeradar.com.

    His race announcing takes him from coast-to-coast to such events as the Sea Otter Classic, the US National Age Group Championships, Boulder Stage Race and the six-race Granny Gear 24 Hour National Points Series.

    Bruce appears on radio stations across the USA as a cycling expert including KNBR 680 San Francisco on both the “Fitz and Brooks” and “Razor and Mr. T” shows. In 2007 and 2008 he will be doing pre-state and post-stage interviews with riders and team personnel for the official Amgen Tour of California DVD.

    You can read his {{LINK}} blog for more information.


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    5 Responses to Come see Phil Liggett!

    1. nitro
      January 25, 2008 at

      Will Phil be sober? He has been losing his touch the last few years. I guess it could be a result, though, of working with Bob Roll and Al Trautwig.

    2. January 25, 2008 at

      Let’s get Liggett smashed!!!

    3. nitro
      January 25, 2008 at

      Oh, I bet it would not take a lot of coaxing. And I bet that the man would have some stories to tell. And I’d also bet that he’d be the first one to leave the bar with a young hottie. “Honey, let’s go turn some sheets in anger while your sexy legs dance on my backside until my elastic snaps.”

    4. CaboWabo
      January 25, 2008 at

      Let’s get Liggett smashed!!! THEN drag him down to Hellyer and have him call some races.

    5. El Gato Fritz
      January 25, 2008 at

      After Phil we can go see Greg and talk drugs: http://www.scu.edu/ethics-center/events/lemond.cfm

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