Sharks' Thornton ride "for" Health Net Maxxis on air

Fox Sports Net Bay Area is running its segment featuring Scott Thornton of the NHL's San Jose Sharks...

Fox Sports Net Bay Area is running its segment featuring Scott Thornton of the NHL's San Jose Sharks riding the individual time trial course at the Tour of California in Health Net Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis kit.

The Sharks' half-hour magazine show, SharkByte, will air four times in the next two weeks on FSN Bay Area (cable channel 40):

Saturday, March 4 at 9:30 PM
Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 11 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, March 14 at 7:00 PM

Two hours before the pros started on Wednesday, February 22, Thornton took to the streets south of San Jose where the time trial was run, riding a team Cannondale time trial bike. He ripped through the undulating 17-mile course in 48 minutes flat. Along the way, a crew from FSN Bay Area filmed the whole ride, as well as interviews afterward, including one with Health Net Presented by Maxxis rider Jeff Louder.

"The event went really well," said Health Net Presented by Maxxis communications director Jeff Sobul. "Scott enjoyed the ride, despite not having much time to warm up, and the feature on SharkByte gives us the opportunity to take professional cycling to a wider audience."

Thornton became a serious cyclist during the NHL lock-out last season. He continues to use cycling for his training.

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