Sagan Wins Time Trial, Takes Tour of California Yellow Jersey

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Tinkoff-Saxo’s Peter Sagan, the winningest cyclist of the Amgen Tour of California, seized the overall race lead along with the Individual Time Trial at the 10th annual race. Due to snow at Big Bear Lake on the original time trial course, the Amgen Tour of California Time Trial, presented by Lexus, moved to Santa Clarita and Six Flags Magic Mountain. The blistering fast and flat 6.6-mile … [Read more...]

Cavendish Survives Pouring Rain To Win Tour of California Stage 5

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Individual Time Trial on Tap at Six Flags Magic Mountain Tomorrow SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 14, 2015) – Huge crowds turned out in a downpour to witness another sprinter showcase at the Santa Clarita finish line for the 10th anniversary Amgen Tour of California, with Etixx – Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team’s Mark Cavendish (GBR) taking his third stage win in five days of racing, making him … [Read more...]

Location Change For Tour of California Time Trials

LOS ANGELES (May 13, 2015) – Due to the forecast of snow and low temperatures, the Amgen Tour of California organizers have determined that race day conditions will not be safe for riders, teams, partners, fans or staff participating or attending the Individual Time Trial events scheduled for Friday, May 15 at Big Bear Lake. In order to preserve the important Time Trial stage of the 2015 … [Read more...]

Sagan Heats Up The Sprinter Rivalry With Tour of California Win

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Skujins Retains Race Lead Midway through 8-Stage Race AVILA BEACH, Calif. (May 13, 2015) – Tinkoff-Saxo’s Peter Sagan (SVK), who has posted second place finishes in each of the race’s first three stages, finally earned a first place finish at today’s Stage 4 of the 10th anniversary Amgen Tour of California. The victory brings his record for career wins at the race to 12 over rival … [Read more...]

Tom Skujins In Tour of California Stage 3 Finish Of A Lifetime

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San José, United States, May 13, 2015 (AFP) - Tom Skujins overcame a minor crash and a strong uphill headwind on the final climb of the day en route to winning the third stage of the Tour of California on Tuesday. The 23-year-old Latvian (Hincapie Racing) earned the biggest win of his career over the 170 kilometer (105 mile) stage around San Jose and will now pull on the yellow leader's … [Read more...]

Cavendish The Sprinter To Beat At Tour of California Stage 2

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CAVENDISH CLOSES IN ON SAGAN WITH 7 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA STAGE WINS AFTER EXPLOSIVE PHOTO FINISH IN LODI Sprinter Battle Re-Ignites for Second Consecutive Day with Sagan and Cavendish Neck and Neck at the Finish LODI, Calif. (May 11, 2015) – It was another day for the sprinters and no shortage of virtual fireworks for the 10th anniversary Amgen Tour of California as Etixx – … [Read more...]

Cavendish Sprint King At Tour of California In Sacramento

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MARK CAVENDISH KICKS OFF 10th ANNIVERSARY AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA WITH 2nd CONSECUTIVE STAGE WIN IN SACRAMENTO Sacramento Stage 1 Delivers Another Epic Sprinter Shootout and Legions of Fans SACRAMENTO (May 10, 2015) – The 10th anniversary of the Amgen Tour of California began big, with the longest ride of this year’s 8-stage race (126.2 miles) beginning and ending at the California … [Read more...]

Amgen Tour of California Announces The Team Rosters

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Star-Studded Peloton to Feature Cavendish, Farrar, Gesink, Kittel and Sagan LOS ANGELES (May 5, 2015) – On May 10 outside the State Capitol building in Sacramento, 144 cyclists from 18 elite professional teams will line up to begin eight days of fierce competition in the 2015 Amgen Tour of California. Only one among the field of world, national and Olympic champions will be crowned the … [Read more...]

Big Finish For BMC Racing Team At Tour de Yorkshire

Leeds, Great Britain - Ben Hermans led a 1-2-4 finish by the BMC Racing Team on the final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire Sunday while teammate Samuel Sánchez was runner-up overall in the inaugural edition of the British race. Hermans attacked the peloton with nine kilometers left, passed breakaway rider Lawson Craddock (Team Giant-Alpecin) with five kilometers to go, and had time to freewheel … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish In Awards Ceremony Turkey Mix-Up

Istanbul, May 3, 2015 (AFP) - British sprint ace Mark Cavendish had to be told by the bodyguards of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to return to the podium after trying to leave before the head of state awarded the prizes for the Tour of Turkey on Sunday according to Turkish media. Cavendish, who enjoyed a successful race winning three stages, tried to make a premature exit after … [Read more...]