The 2014 Tour of California Ends In A Star Studded Sprint

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (May 18, 2014) – In what will be remembered as the most competitive peloton in Amgen Tour of California history, Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins (GBR) fended off his challengers to claim the top prize in the fourth-closest finish that the race has ever seen. “It’s a lot more strenuous, said Bradley Wiggins referring to wearing the Yellow Jersey all week. “And then, … [Read more...]

Tour of California Stage 7 Comes Down To A Sprint

Final Chance for Leaders to Contest the Yellow Jersey in Tomorrow’s Thousand Oaks Circuit Race PASADENA, Calif. (May 17, 2014) – With a new Amgen Tour of California champion to be decided as America’s premier annual road race concludes tomorrow, Team Sky and their former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins (GBR) played it steady today to keep his 30-second lead in tact. But with a … [Read more...]

Tour of California Stage 1 Comes Down To Centimeters

11-May-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team tried their luck in the crosswinds, but the 193.3km 1st Stage of AMGEN Tour of California Stage 1 was destined for a group arrival as the wind changed on Sunday with too many kilometers remaining. OPQS switched back to preparation for the bunch sprint, and Mark Cavendish was able to beat John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) by mere centimeters for the … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Has Sights Set High At Tour of California

by Rebecca BRYAN LOS ANGELES, May 09, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins says he's looking forward to tackling the Tour of California that starts on Sunday, claiming it's an opportunity to fly the Sky flag Stateside. "It's an important event for the team and we want to put in a good performance in front of the American fans and our co-owners 21st Century … [Read more...]

2014 Tour of California Setting Up to Be Most Competitive

The Glory of the Tour of California

International Cycling Superstars Lead the Field of 128, Including World and National Champions, Olympians and Grand Tour Podium Finishers LOS ANGELES (May 6, 2014) – California is preparing to welcome the most accomplished field of cycling superstars ever to compete on U.S. soil for the 2014 Amgen Tour of California set to take place May 11-18. The Amgen Tour of California is the largest … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Skips Giro, Focus On Tour de France

PARIS, April 18, 2014 (AFP) - British sprint specialist Mark Cavendish revealed on Friday that he would bypass this year's Giro d'Italia to focus on the Tour de France which begins on July 5. The 28-year-old Isle of Man native will instead use the Tours of Turkey (April 27-May 4), California (May 11-18) and Switzerland (June 14-22) as his tune-up races for the Tour de France which starts … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish’s Race Calendar Is Determined

18-Apr-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the program of Mark Cavendish for the coming weeks. As previously communicated, the British Champion will ride the Tour of Turkey at the end of April. He will then ride the AMGEN Tour of California and the Tour de Suisse prior to the Tour de France. "As everybody knows, my big goal this year is the Tour de France," Cavendish … [Read more...]

A Sick Mark Cavendish Out Of GP de l’Escaut

BRUSSELS, April 07, 2014 (AFP) - Britain's Mark Cavendish has pulled out of Wednesday's Grand Prix de l'Escaut because of flu, his Omega Pharma team confirmed. "This flu has really weakened him and for a rider like him it makes no sense to start at only 50 percent of his form. So we decided to let him rest," said team manager Patrick Lefevere. "We're also going to rethink our … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Will Not Start At Driedaagse De Panne

Mark Cavendish will not be at the start of the Driedaagse De Panne, as he has not yet recovered from the gastroenteritis that hit him last week after Milano–Sanremo. He suffered a difficult night, and the team’s medical staff decided not to start the British champion this morning. “I’m really disappointed,” said Cavendish. “Sunday I felt better, and I was able to train well, but … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Riding Good Form Has Big Plans For Milan-SanRemo

by Justin DAVIS MILAN, March 21, 2014 (AFP) - Slovakian Peter Sagan lines up at the opening one-day classic of the season with revenge on his mind but knowing a determined bunch of sprinters could again bar his route to victory in Milan-SanRemo on Sunday. Cannondale rider Sagan edged closer to his first victory in one of cycling's five 'monuments' by finishing runner-up to German … [Read more...]