Nine Pro Cycling Teams Chosen For 2014 Tour Of California

Sagan Goes Three for Three

Sagan Goes Three for Three May 11-18 2014 Event Will Feature a Field Comprised of 56 Percent UCI Pro Teams – Equating to half of the Pro Teams Competing in the Tour de France LOS ANGELES (January 9, 2014) – The ninth edition of the Amgen Tour of California will feature an elite international field of professional cycling teams made up of World Champions, Olympic Medalists, Tour de … [Read more...]

Amgen Tour of California Welcomes 12 Host Cities For 2014 Race

Challenging Route to Take the World’s Top Cyclists Across More Than 700 Miles of Striking California Terrain During America’s Premier Professional Cycling Race May 11–18, 2014 SACRAMENTO (November 5, 2013) – The Amgen Tour of California will return to Sacramento, the Capital of California, for the start of the ninth edition of America’s largest cycling race announced AEG, presenter … [Read more...]

Amgen Renews Sponsorship Of Tour of California

The Glory of the Tour of California

LOS ANGELES (September 18, 2013) – Amgen, the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, and AEG, owner/operator of the Amgen Tour of California, announced that Amgen has renewed its title sponsorship of America’s largest professional cycling event. Amgen’s title sponsorship of this premier cycling race since its 2006 inception creates a platform to educate the public about … [Read more...]

Cycling “logic”… The Ultimate List by System Six

When we say "clipless" shoes, we of course mean ones that have clips The derailleur keeps the chain from derailing Not only can you get dropped from a no-drop ride, but when you do the pack will wait up ahead so you can get dropped over and over again Hills are like the weather, everybody complains, but nobody does anything about it The laziest person in the pack is often the best … [Read more...]

Leopold Koenig Wins Stage, Tejay van Garderen Leads Tour of California

KÖNIG PASSED RIVALS ON ONE OF THE GREATEST CLIMBS ON AMERICAN SOIL TO CLAIM VICTORY ON THE SUMMIT OF MT. DIABLO IN QUEEN STAGE OF THE 2013 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA van Garderen Looking to Seal Overall Victory in BMC Racing Team’s Hometown Cyclists Face Off for Overall Honors Sunday, Racing from San Francisco to Santa Rosa Via Golden Gate Bridge MT. DIABLO, Calif. (May 18, … [Read more...]

Leader Tejay Van Garderen Wins Tour of California Time Trial

SAN JOSE, California, May 17, 2013 (AFP) - American BMC rider Tejay van Garderen strengthened his grip on the overall lead in the Tour of California on Friday with a victory in the individual time trial sixth stage. The 24-year-old was the only rider to break 49 minutes on the 31.6-kilometer (19.6-mile) course, winning in 48:52 to extend his lead in the overall standings over Australian … [Read more...]

Janier Acevedo Wins Stage 2 of Tour of California

Palm springs, California, May 13, 2013 (AFP) - Colombian cyclist Janier Acevedo battled dehydration, steep climbs and oppressive heat to win stage two of the Tour of California, finishing 12 seconds ahead of America's Tejay van Garderen Monday. In temperatures that climbed to 46 Celsius (115 Fahrenheit), Acevedo made his move on the Tramway Road climb finishing the 200-kilometer … [Read more...]

Lieuwe Westra Wins First Stage of Tour of California

ESCONDIDO, California, May 12, 2013 (AFP) - Dutchman Lieuwe Westra seized the yellow jersey at the Tour of California after winning the 165 kilometer (130 mile) opening stage on the outskirts of San Diego on Sunday. Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) out duelled Spaniard Francisco Mancebo in a sprint over the final kilometers while Slovak Peter Sagan led the chase bunch, finishing six seconds … [Read more...]

2013 Amgen Tour of California Route and Rider Preview

LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2013 - Stages for the 2013 Tour of California that starts on Sunday in Escondido, California, and ends on Sunday, May 19 in Santa Rosa: Sunday, Stage 1: 102.6 miles (165.2km) Starting and finishing in Escondido Monday, Stage 2: 124.3 miles (199.7km) from Murietta to Palm Springs Tuesday, Stage 3: 110.4 miles (177.5km) from Palmdale to Santa Clarita … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Returns To The Tour of California Scene

Looking at the numbers, you immediately understand how important the Tour of California is for Peter Sagan. Two wins at the debut in 2010, one in 2011 and five (of eight stages) in 2012. This incredible tally makes an easy choice for Sagan as leader of Cannondale Pro Cycling presented by Sho-Air for the 2013 edition of Tour of California. To support Sagan and the team's ambitions, Directeur … [Read more...]