2014 Amgen Tour of California routes announced

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Stage 2 Press Conference – Rider Quotes

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Peter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas-Cannondale Stage 2 Amgen Race Leader; Rabobank Best Young Rider Jersey Leader; Visit California Sprint Jersey Leader On his thoughts from today’s race “Today was very hard, and the climb was very fast especially when I was on the front of the last climb. It was also very narrow on the finish.”

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Peter Sagan Repeats Sprint to Finish to Take Stage 2

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APTOS, CALIF. – Young Slovakian cycling sensation and overall 2012 Amgen Tour of California race leader Peter Sagan (SVK) of Liquigas-Cannondale crashed and punctured a tire on a wicked descent, but recovered to win Stage 2 of the race in Santa Cruz, Calif., his second consecutive stage in as many days. Ironically, the punctured tire

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Stage 1 Press Conference – Rider Quotes

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Peter Sagan (SVK) Liquigas-Cannondale Stage 1 Amgen Race Leader; Visit California Sprint Jersey Rider; Rabobank Best Young Rider Jersey Leader On his thoughts of winning Stage 1 and holding onto the Amgen Race Leader jersey “I want to thank my teammates for helping me win this stage. Ted King, who helped me with 3km to

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Peter Sagan of Liquigas-Cannondale Sprints to the Finish to take Stage 1

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California must suit Peter Sagan (SVK) of Liquigas-Cannondale well. The 22-year-old rider overcame a flat tire five kilometers (3.1 miles) from the finish only to be towed back up to the pack at more than 40 miles per hour to pass his challengers within the last 100 meters to win Stage 1 of the 2012

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Omega Pharma Rider Quotes from Stage 1

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After the peloton reeled in the final three riders of an original eight rider breakaway with 10km to go, it became clear that the 185.5km Stage 1 of AMGEN Tour of California would likely come down to a field sprint. However, a crash with more than 3km to go affected the chances of several riders

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Team Exergy Comes to Tour of California Seeking Gold

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Team Exergy is making their Tour of California debut this year, and the’ve decided to go for gold in the Golden State. Working through the night tonight to make sure their bikes are ready for the start tomorrow, they’ve brought the aces of design Trademark Sign Company with them to bling out their race bikes.

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