Amgen Tour of California Womens Circuit

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Some of the Sport’s Most Decorated Road Racers and Time Trialists Will
Compete over Two Days – from Olympians to World and National Champions,
2014 Edition of America’s Greatest Race Will Feature Strongest Field of Women Ever

LOS ANGELES (May 7, 2014) – AEG, presenter of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California, is once again proud to host the top women in cycling at its annual event. In 2014, for the first time, the women will be racing for two days, including an opening day circuit race followed by a second day time trial. Both competitions will be presented by SRAM.

Following the start of the men’s race on May 11, women from the top professional, national and composite teams will face off on the 1.25-mile circuit course around the State Capitol building in Sacramento. Capped at 115 riders, the massive field will include some of the sport’s best. Many of the women racing are repeat Olympians, World and National titleholders, and have resumes including victories at top road races around the world.

The field is filled with former and current National Champions including:
· Team Specialized-lululemon’s Evelyn Stevens, who also is defending champion of last year’s time trial; and Carmen Small, current National Time Trial Champion, as well as a podium finisher at the 2012 National Road Race Championships;
· UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team’s Alison Powers, who has held multiple national titles; and Mara Abbott, two-time National Road Race Champion and two-time winner of the Giro d’Italia Femminile (2010 and 2013);
FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore’s Amber Neben, who has held multiple national and world titles in road racing and time trial;
DNA Cycling p/b K4’s Tina Pic, one of the winningest women of overall race finishes and championship titles in the U.S.;
· SPY GIANT RIDE p/b MRI’s Robin Farina, 2011 National Road Race Champion.

Other current National Champions competing in the circuit race will include China’s National Champion Ni Man Song, riding for China Chongming-Giant-Champion System Pro Cycling, and New Zealand’s two-time National Road Race Champion Rushlee Buchanan, riding for UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team. Also featured will be TWENTY16 Pro Cycling p/b Breakaway from Cancer’s Greta Neimanas, the first U.S. paracyclist to be signed to a professional team.

“We are committed to advancing women’s cycling in the U.S. and providing a powerful platform, and there is no better way to do that than showcasing so many talented athletes in two different yet equally exciting race days,” said Kristin Bachochin, executive director of the race and senior vice president of AEG Sports. “We are thrilled fans will have the opportunity to cheer on some of the most decorated women cyclists in the sport at the 2014 Amgen Tour of California.”

The invitation-only time trial May 12 in Folsom will use the same fast and flat 12.6-mile course the men will race later in the day. The 20 cyclists announced last month (http://bit.ly/ATOCwomen) will include powerhouse competitors in the sport and riders representing the top three finishing teams in the circuit race.

One of the time-honored aspects of the race is the opportunity for fans to share the excitement of welcoming the riders while interacting with them at the annual Amgen Tour of California Opening Gala. This year’s event at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium will include a presentation of the cyclists as well as live music and entertainment, hosted bar and sit-down dinner, and a silent auction featuring a variety of fabulous items. To purchase single tickets or tables, please visit https://2014amgengala.eventbrite.com.

For the most robust cycling fans, VIP Experiences are also available where fans can get behind the scenes of the race, watch the post-race press conference with the day’s leaders (closed to the public) and even ride in a team car during the race. For more details, contact atoctickets@amgentourofcalifornia.com or 1-877-234-8425.

And, there are plenty of ways to take in the pro action, whether in person on the race course May 11 – 18, via daily broadcasts on NBC Sports Network and NBC Sports (final Sunday), or by downloading the free Tour Tracker app, which features live race updates, rider background and full race results. More information on all of the ways to watch is available at www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.

UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO USA CYCLING TEAM
1 – Alison Powers USA
2 – Coryn Rivera USA
3 – Mara Abbott USA
4 – Rushlee Buchanan NZL
Managers: Rachel Heal, Mike Tamayo

TEAM SPECIALIZED-LULULEMON USA
11 – Anna Grace Christiansen USA
12 – Carmen Small USA
13 – Evelyn Stevens USA
14 – Tayler Wiles USA
Manager: Kristy Scrymgeour

OPTUM PRO CYCLING P/B USA KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES
21 – Annie Ewart USA
22 – Brianna Walle CAN
23 – Courteney Lowe NZL
Manager: Patrick McCarty

TEAM TIBCO USA
31 – Anika Todd CAN
32 – Jasmin Glasser CAN
33 – Jo Kiesanowski NZL
34 – Kendall Ryan USA
35 – Page Robertson USA
36 – Sara Headley USA
Managers: Linda Jackson, Cheri Robertson

TWENTY16 PRO CYCLING P/B USA BREAKAWAY FROM CANCER
41 – Alison Tetrick USA
42 – Amber Gaffney USA
43 – Greta Neimanas USA
44 – Mary Maroon USA
45 – Sofia Arreola MEX
46 – Summer Moak USA
Managers: Nicola Cranmer, Mari Holden

VANDERKITTEN RACING USA
51 – Fiona Strouts CAN
52 – Gillian Carleton USA
53 – Kate Chilcott NZL
54 – Korina Huizar NZL
55 – Liza Rachetto USA
56 – Sophie Williamson GBR
Manager: Jonathan Coulter

CANADA NATIONAL TEAM CAN
61 – Allison Beveridge CAN
62 – Annie Foreman-Mackey CAN
63 – Ariane Bonhomme CAN
64 – Catherine Desserault CAN
65 – Kinley Gibson CAN
66 – Stephanie Roorda CAN
Manager: Craig Griffin

COLAVITA/FINE COOKING USA WOMEN’S PRO CYCLING TEAM
71 – Erica Allar USA
72 – Jen Purcell USA
73 – Laura Brown CAN
74 – Lindsay Bayer IRL
75 – Mary Zider USA
76 – Olivia Dillon USA
Managers: Jame Carney

FCS|ZNGINE P/B MR. RESTORE USA
81 – Amber Neben USA
82 – Amy Cutler USA
83 – Anna Sanders USA
84 – Erica Zaveta USA
85 – Jessica Cutler USA
86 – Mia Loquai USA
Managers: Lee Whaley

SPY GIANT RIDE P/B MRI USA
91 – Christina Gokey USA
92 – Jennifer Whalen USA
93 – Jessica Cerra USA
94 – Kathryn Bertine SKN
95 – Laura Van Gilder USA
96 – Robin Farina USA
Managers: Kurt Stockton, Jim Miller

CHINA CHONGMING-GIANT- CHN CHAMPION SYSTEM PRO CYCLING
101 – Huang Li CHN
102 – Jiang Xiu Jie CHN
103 – Liang Hong Yu CHN
104 – Song Ni Man CHN
105 – Zhao Xi Sha CHN
Manager: Wu Wei Pei

METROMINT CYCLING USA
111 – Amanda Seigle CAN
112 – Eileen Mazzochette USA
113 – Ellen Sherrill CAN 114 – Julie Bellerose USA
115 – Lina Martensson SWE
116 – Mary-Ellen Ash USA
Manager: Yuko Gee

MONSTER MEDIA RACING TEAM USA
121 – Caitlin LaRoche USA
122 – Michelle Ignash USA
123 – Priscilla Calderon USA
124 – Shelby Reynolds USA
125 – Suzanne Sonye USA
Manager: Suzanne Sonye

BMW DEVELOPMENT TEAM USA
131 – Beth Newell USA
132 – Colleen Gulick USA
133 – Jacqueline McClure USA
134 – Kerrin Strevell USA
135 – Morgan Patton Brown USA
136 – Sarah Lough USA
Manager: Michael Roecklein

iRT-REACTOR P/B JL VELO USA
141 – Amber Brown USA
142 – Amy Benner USA
143 – Dani Spires USA
144 – Erica Grief USA
145 – Julie Cutts USA
146 – Kaytie Scott USA
Manager: Martin Santos

THRESHOLD SPORTS POWERED BY USA LEADOUT ENDURANCE COACHING
151 – Clarice Sayle USA
152 – Emily Thurston USA
153 – Heather Ross USA
154 – Jeanette Haggas USA
155 – Josephine (Josie) Morgan USA
156 – Kimberly (Kim) Fong USA
Manager: Mark Deterline

JETCYCLING USA
161 – Alexa Perez MEX
162 – Amber Vredenburg USA
163 – Amelia “Milliegoat” Tanner USA
164 – Amelie Bruneau CAN
165 – Emily Flynn CAN
Manager: Jet Tanner

CRCA: STAN’S NOTUBES P/B USA ENDURANCEWERX
171 – Amanda Braverman USA
172 – BrittLee Bowman USA
173 – Camie Kornely USA
174 – Cecilia Davis-Hayes USA
175 – Helen Hatch USA
176 – Rose Long USA
Manager: BritLee Bowman

DNA CYCLING P/B K4 USA
181 – Anne Perry USA
182 – Catherine Fegan-Kim USA
183 – Chantel Olsen USA
184 – Heather Fischer GBR
185 – Kemi Garvin USA
186 – Tina Pic USA
Manager: Alex Kim

FOLSOM BIKE/CERVÉLO USA
191 – Danielle Haulman USA
192 – Diane Moug CAN
193 – Heather Lipana USA
194 – Judith Wexler USA
195 – Sofia Marin USA
Managers: Erin Gorrell, Judd Vansickle

Total Riders – 109 Total Countries Represented – 9

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