Tour of California Reviews and News


Spotted: SRAM wireless electronic shifting drivetrain

Chicago-based company lifts the lid on its on-going development project via the bikes of the Bissell Development Team.

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Tour of California Video: UnitedHealthcare Team bus tour

Unlike traditional stick-and-ball sports with their expansive rooms, professional cyclists spend their pre- and post-race time inside a team bus. But these aren’t any old greyhound. Take the tour.

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Feature: Ride along with Skratch Labs Neutral Human Support

Go for a ride with Skratch Labs Neutral Human Support program at stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California.

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Photo Gallery: Pro bikes of the Amgen Tour of California

Get an up close look at the bikes of Tom Boonen, Bradley Wiggins, Thor Hushovd and others.

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Video: Inside stage 1 sprint at Tour of California

Ever wondered what it’s like inside the pro peloton during the final mad dash sprint to the finish? Now you can find out.

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Racing: Tour of California rosters announced

Lots of star power is set to descend on the Golden State for the 2014 Amgen Tour of California. Big names include Thor Hushovd, Taylor Phinney, Bradley Wiggins, Tom Boonen, Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan and Jens Voght. See the full line-up.

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2014 Amgen Tour of California routes announced

The 2014 Amgen Tour of California stage route has just been released. Check the info here to see how close it will come to your town.

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Tour of California Pro Bike Photo Gallery

Electronic shifting, carbon wheels, power meters and 140mm stems are all the rage in the pro peloton. Here’s a look at all that and more captured during a walk-about of the Tour of California.

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Tour of California Draws All-Star Field

The start list for the 2013 Amgen Tour of California includes 128 riders from 16 elite professional cycling teams, including a host of the sport’s biggest names. Here’s a look at this who’s-who group that will be tackling the eight-stage WorldTour race.

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Angry Singlespeeder Pre-rides Tour of California Stage 1

Stage 1 of the Tour of California starts and finishes in Escondido — and it is sure to crush a few dreams. It most definitely crushed the Angry Singlespeeder. Find out why.

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Photo Of The Day: World’s Largest Cycling Cap?

Reigning world road race champion Philippe Gilbert may be the biggest name lining up for the upcoming Amgen Tour of California. But at least for the stage 1 start in Escondido, the BMC rider will have some competition for the proverbial Big Man on Campus crown.

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2013 Amgen Tour of California Route Announced

For the first time in its eight-year history, the Amgen Tour of California will trace a south-to-north route when it rolls away from Escondido on May 12. The eight-stage race concludes 750 miles later on May 19 in downtown Santa Rosa, home to multi-time Tour of California champion Levi Leipheimer. It’s still unclear whether Leipheimer […]

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Bikes of the Tour – George Hincapie’s BMC SLR01

When BMC Racing Team comes to a race like the Tour of California they bring in the neighborhood of 40 bikes. Each rider has their race bike and two spares, one of which resides on the follow car. Each rider also has a race TM01 time trial bike and a spare of that as well. […]

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Bikes of the Tour – Bissell’s Pinarello Dogma 2

Bissell Pro Cycling Team’s bike of choice this year is Pinarello’s Dogma 2. A stiffer, lighter, and more aerodynamic frame than the previous Dogma. The Dogma 2 retains the same asymmetrical shaping of its predecessor, where there are no tubes shaped alike on the frame. According to Jim O’brien, lead mechanic for the team, “We […]

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Robert Gesink of Rabobank Cycling Team Wins 2012 Amgen Tour of California

After eight epic days of racing along some of California’s most iconic roadways, highways and coastlines, the 2012 Amgen Tour of California concluded at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles, with Rabobank’s Robert Gesink of the Netherlands winning the overall race. Sunday’s Stage 8 route, the final stage of the eight-day, nearly 750-mile race, took […]

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Robert Gesink Outclimbs Colombian Riders to be Crowned Winner of Stage 7

After what can only be described as an epic battle to the 6,445-foot summit atop Mt. Baldy, Robert Gesink (NED) of the Rabobank Cycling Team emerged victorious and took over the race lead, outclimbing two Colombia-Coldeportes riders to take the Stage 7 win of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California. The 25-year-old Dutch rider, who […]

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Sylvain Georges of AG2R La Mondiale Makes Solo Climb to the Top to Claim Stage 6 Win

Sylvain Georges (FRA) of AG2R La Mondiale won Stage 6 of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California in thrilling fashion, riding solo out in front of the break for a majority of the finishing stretch and crossing the line in front of thousands of screaming fans who were cheering him on. The Frenchman, overcome with […]

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David Zabriskie of Garmin-Barracuda Proves to be Fastest Man on the Course

Current U.S. National Time Trial Champion Zabriskie Ends Peter Sagan’s Four-Day Run in Yellow after Grueling Time Trial in Bakersfield 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Kristin Armstrong Defeats Field of Top Women Cyclists to Win Second Annual Amgen Tour of California Time Trial Race Under cloudless skies and temperatures that reached above 100 degrees, David Zabriskie […]

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Bikes of the Tour – RadioShack Nissan Trek Speed Concept

RadioShack Nissan Trek will be riding the Speed Concept 9.9 at this year’s stage 5 in Bakersfield. Originally debuted during the 2011 campaign, the bike remains unchanged this year. Why change a perfectly good mix? The 9.9 Speed Concept has received praise from everyone that’s raced it. Made in Wisconsin from Trek’s 600 Series OCLV, […]

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Bikes of the Tour – Orica GreenEDGE Scott Plasma 3

Orica GreenEDGE will be racing today’s individual time trial on the Scott Plasma 3, one of the very first bikes to bear the UCI approval sticker on a production frame. The Plasma3 frame incorporates SCOTT Aerodynamic Science to create a no compromise triathlon machine. Not only is it the TT frame of choice for Orica […]

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Peter Sagan Repeats Performance and Clinches Stage 4 Victory

Twenty-two-year-old sensation Peter Sagan (SVK) of Liquigas-Cannondale remains unbeatable at this year’s Amgen Tour of California, outsprinting some of the world’s top sprinters to win his fourth consecutive stage, a remarkable accomplishment rarely achieved in major international stage racing. He now also holds the record for most stage wins – seven – in the history […]

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Bikes of the Tour – Rory Sutherland’s NeilPryde Diablo

UnitedHealthcare’s Rory Sutherland is riding the Tour of California this week, fresh off an outstanding performance at the 26th Annual SRAM Tour of the Gila wearing the race leader’s jersey from start to finish. He’s taking the very same NeilPryde Diablo race bike that won the Gila to this week’s ATOC. The stealthy looking Diablo […]

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Peter Sagan of Liquigas-Cannondale Remains in Yellow Leader Jersey

Peter Sagan (SVK) of Liquigas-Cannondale made Amgen Tour of California history today by winning the Stage 3 of the 2012 race, marking his third consecutive stage win in as many days. The 22-year-old rider, once again, outsprinted Garmin-Barracuda’s Heinrich Haussler (AUS), and Tom Boonen (BEL) of Omega Pharma-QuickStep crossed the line in third place. Sagan […]

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Stage 3 Press Conference – Rider Quotes

Peter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas-Cannondale Stage 3 Amgen Race Leader; Rabobank Best Young Rider Jersey Leader; Visit California Sprint Jersey Leader On how it feels to win three stages in a row “I don’t know what to say because it’s also a surprise for me. I’d like to thank my team because they did very good […]

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Bikes of the Tour – Tom Boonen’s McLaren Venge

Tom Boonen is having quite the year, winning the overall at the Tour of Qatar, E3 Harelbeke, Gent-Wevelgem, Tour of Flanders, and his 4th victory at Paris-Roubaix. Making him the first ever cyclist to ever win the Flemish cobblestone quadruple. After an incredible spring classics campaign, Boonen is returning to racing at this week’s Amgen […]

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