A few weeks ago I happened to going downtown and I noticed this banner for the RAAM on harbor drive in San Diego. I was suprised to see that Microsoft & IBM were sponsors for the race. Perhaps there might be a possiblity of developing the RAAM into a hybrid stage race format. It's been a number of years since the US has had a major national classic like the Tour Dupont.............If we could get the sponsors to put up a big enough prize then we might be able to attract some of the european teams. Getting a rider Like Lance would be a big draw and attract some major corporate sponsorship. The big issue is getting the UCI to put on the World Cup schedule.