Tour of California has roots in Santa Barbara

As a youngster growing up in Santa Barbara, Andrew Messick’s life was wrapped up in all things sports. Reared in a home near Barker Pass Road and Sycamore Canyon, he was a ballboy for the Westmont College soccer team. In junior high, he watched the Santa Barbara Spikers professional volleyball team. And as a student at Santa Barbara High School in the early 1980s, he ran track and cross country. more

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