Amgen Tour of California, Stage 2: Barta ‘Most Courageous’


Santa Clarita, California - Will Barta's day in the breakaway Monday at the Amgen Tour of California did not go unrewarded, despite the Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team rider being reeled in with a kilometer to go. While two of his fellow escapees - Benjamin King (Cannondale Pro Cycling Team) and Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling) - battled it out for the stage win, Barta rolled in with the peloton … [Read more...]

American Ben King Breakaway Longshot To Win Stage And Overall


TEAM KATUSHA’S KRISTOFF TAKES THIRD PLACE PRIZE World-class Cyclists Will Be Tested Tomorrow in Queen Stage from Thousand Oaks to Race’s First Summit Finish on Gibraltar Road in Santa Barbara County SANTA CLARITA, CALIF. (May 16, 2016) – Stage 2 of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California presented by AEG seemed likely to end with a shootout featuring riders known for sprint finishes, … [Read more...]

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 6 Heads For The Hills


LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins retained the Tour of California overall lead on Friday as Colombia's Esteban Chaves won the sixth stage from Santa Clarita to Mountain High. Wiggins, who took the lead with a triumph in the second stage individual time trial on Monday, finished fifth in the toughest stage of the race and extended his overall … [Read more...]

Tour of California Stage 5 Is Made For Taylor


Peter Sagan Takes Sprint Competition Lead; Bradley Wiggins Will Wear Yellow Again Tomorrow Cyclists Will Ride Stage 6 Tomorrow from Santa Clarita to Second Summit Finish at Mountain High SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (May 15, 2014) – In what was another surprise ending for some of the world’s strongest sprinters, BMC Racing Team’s Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo.) whizzed to a solo victory 12 … [Read more...]

Tour of California Stage 4 Takes A Break


YOUNG CYCLISTS SHINE IN STAGE 4 OF 2014 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA WITH WILL ROUTLEY CLAIMING STAGE, SPRINT AND KOM COMPETITIONS At Race’s Halfway Point, Bradley Wiggins Retains Overall Lead with Scenic Day from Pismo Beach Pier to Santa Barbara Shore on Tap Tomorrow CAMBRIA, Calif. (May 14, 2014) – Will Routley of Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, hit the trifecta during … [Read more...]

Tour of California Heads To The Hills And Heat

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LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins maintained the overall lead after the third stage of the Tour of California which was won by Australian Rohan Dennis on Tuesday. Team Sky's Wiggins, who dominated the second stage time trial in Folsom, now has a 24 second overall lead on Dennis with five stages remaining in the race. Dennis, of … [Read more...]

Coryn Rivera Second in Tour of California Women’s Circuit Race

May 11, 2014, Sacramento, CA - No sooner had the Amgen Tour of California men’s field started the first stage of their eight-day journey from Sacramento to Thousand Oaks, than the UnitedHealthcare women’s Blue Train took to the start line to compete in the first of two women’s events at this year’s race. In the shadows of the iconic California state Capitol building, US national criterium … [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...]