Tour of California Reviews and News


Stage 2 Press Conference – Rider Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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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2012 Kick Off Press Conference – Rider Quotes

Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-QuickStep Three-time Amgen Tour of California Champion On the start taking place in Santa Rosa “I remember the day we had the press conference in San Francisco. It was the fall of 2005 where we were announcing there would be a tour in California. I remember dreaming of that race that […]

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Trek Honors Jens Voigt with new bike for Tour of California

“Shut up Legs” paint scheme the latest rider-themed bike from Trek’s Race Shop Trek is excited to announce the unveiling of a Jens Voigt-themed paint scheme designed for the world’s most popular rouleur, just in time for the Amgen Tour of California. The all-new “Shut up Legs” scheme pays homage to one of cycling’s most […]

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Amgen Tour of California Start List

The start list for the 2012 Amgen Tour of California was announced today by AEG, presenter of the race. With 128 riders from 16 elite professional cycling teams, this world-class roster promises to bring exciting competition to the seventh annual Amgen Tour of California, which kicks off this Sunday, May 13, in Santa Rosa, Calif. […]

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2012 Amgen Tour of California Route Details Announced

Beverly Hills Announced as Official Start City for Stage 8 of the Race 2012 Route to Feature New Mountain Climbs, a Challenging Time Trial Course and a Return to the Pacific Coastline LOS ANGELES, CA – After intense planning and careful consideration, details for the 2012 Amgen Tour of California professional road cycling race have […]

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Tour of California – Stage 8 Press Conference

Chris Horner (USA), Amgen Race Leader Jersey Winner Team RadioShack On winning the 2011 Amgen Tour of California “It feels fantastic to be the winner of the Amgen Tour of California. I have raced in the Amgen Tour of California since its inception and I helped Levi (Leipheimer) win it many times. As soon as […]

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American Cyclist Chris Horner Wins 2011 Amgen Tour of California

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Chris Horner (USA) of Team RadioShack crossed the finish line of the last stage of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California in Westlake Village with an overall time of 23 hours, 46 minutes and 41 seconds, capturing the Amgen Race Leader Jersey and solidifying his place at the top of the […]

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2011 Amgen Tour of California Stage 8 Results

Stage 8 Top 10 1. Matthew Harley Goss HTC-Highroad – 2:56:39 2. Peter Sagan Liquigas-Cannondale 3. Greg Henderson Sky Procycling 4. Oscar Freire Gomez Rabobank Cycling Team 5. Kevin Lacombe Team Spidertech Powered By C10 6. Taylor Phinney BMC Racing Team 7. Jure Kocjan Team Type 1 – Sanofi Aventis 8. Ken Hanson Jelly Belly […]

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Team RadioShack Delivers One-Two Punch for the Finish of Stage 7

MT. BALDY, CALIF. – Amid breathtaking vistas and challenging roads with continuous switchbacks leading to the top of Mt. Baldy (elevation 7,930 ft.), RadioShack teammates Levi Leipheimer (USA), three-time Amgen Tour of California champion, and Chris Horner (USA) crossed the Stage 7 finish line in first and second place respectively, thrilling fans with a picture-perfect […]

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2011 Amgen Tour of California Stage 7 Results

Stage 7 Top Ten 1. Levi Leipheimer Team RadioShack – 3:33:01 2. Christopher Horner Team RadioShack 3. Laurens Ten Dam Rabobank Cycling Team – 0:00:43 4. Thomas Danielson Team Garmin-Cervelo – 0:01:01 5. Steve Morabito BMC Racing Team – 0:01:21 6. Alexander Efimkin Team Type 1 – Sanofi Aventis 7. Tejay Van Garderen HTC-Highroad – […]

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2011 Amgen Tour of California Stage 6 Results

Stage 6 Top 10 1. David Zabriskie Team Garmin-Cervelo – 0:30:36 2. Levi Leipheimer Team RadioShack – 0:00:14 3. Tejay Van Garderen HTC-Highroad – 0:00:40 4. Peter Velits HTC-Highroad – 0:00:48 5. Maarten Tjallingii Rabobank Cycling Team – 0:00:49 6. Christopher Horner Team RadioShack – 0:00:51 7. Jakob Fuglsang Leopard Trek – 0:00:53 8. Jeremy […]

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Peter Sagan and the Sun Shine Brightly on Stage 5

Team RadioShack’s Chris Horner Retains the Lead After the Longest Stage of the Race PASO ROBLES, Calif. – With the sun shining and an enthusiastic crowd cheering, 21-year-old Peter Sagan (SVK) of Liquigas-Cannondale raced across the finish line, narrowly beating Leigh Howard (AUS) of HTC-Highroad and Ben Swift (GBR) of Sky Procycling, who placed second […]

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2011 Amgen Tour of California Stage 5 Results

Stage 5 – Top 10 1. Peter Sagan Liquigas-Cannondale – 5:16:03 2. Leigh Howard HTC-Highroad 3. Ben Swift Sky Procycling 4. Paul Martens Rabobank Cycling Team 5. Alexander Candelario Kelly Benefit Strategies – OptumHealth 6. Jonas Aaen Jörgensen Saxo Bank Sungard 7. Coen Vermeltfoort Rabobank Cycling Team 8. Taylor Phinney BMC Racing Team 9. Frank […]

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Rory Sutherland takes 3rd place in Stage 4 of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California

San Jose, CA – Rory Sutherland blasted his way to third place today in the fourth stage – and the first true hill climbing test – of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California, thanks to a tremendous effort in what proved to be an exhilarating mountaintop finish atop Sierra Road in San Jose, California. Sutherland’s […]

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Tour of California – Stage 4 Press Conference

Chris Horner (USA), First Place, Stage 4 Team RadioShack On respecting the Amgen Leader Jersey “We had Sky Procycling put a rider in the front with us because they have the Amgen Leader Jersey and we wanted to show respect for that. We rode with Ben King and Markel Irizar in the front and their […]

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Chris Horner Battles to the Top to Claim Stage 4 of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California

Epic Mountaintop Finish Played Out Atop Sierra Road in a Stage that Favored the Climbers SAN JOSE, Calif. – In one of the most impressive team and individual performances of the Amgen Tour of California, Chris Horner (USA) of Team RadioShack out performed his competitors, and teammate Levi Leipheimer (USA), to win the first true […]

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2011 Amgen Tour of California Stage 4 Results

1. Christopher Horner Team RadioShack – 3:27:51 2. Andy Schleck Leopard Trek – 0:01:15 3. Rory Sutherland UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 4. Levi Leipheimer Team RadioShack 5. Thomas Danielson Team Garmin-Cervelo – 0:01:22 6. Christian Vande Velde Team Garmin-Cervelo – 0:01:29 7. Ryder Hesjedal Team Garmin-Cervelo – 0:01:36 8. Laurens Ten Dam Rabobank Cycling Team – […]

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Tour of California – Stage 3 Press Conference

Greg Henderson (NZL), First Place, Stage 3 Sky Procycling On winning today “It was a long day today because we had strong headwinds. I want to give a big thanks to the guys who rode out in front and took the breakaway because they were able to block the wind for us. The last 10 […]

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The Sky’s the Limit for Sky Procycling as they Retain the Lead for the Second Consecutive Day

Sprinter Greg Henderson Showcases His Talent in a Battle to the Finish in Downtown Modesto MODESTO, Calif. – Stage 3 of the 2011 Amgen tour of California was one of the last stages for the sprinters to showcase their speed at the finish, and the riders did not disappoint. After two fast and furious circuit […]

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2011 Amgen Tour of California Stage 3 Results

Stage 3 Top 10 1. Greg Henderson Sky Procycling – 5:14:29 2. Juan José Haedo Saxo Bank Sungard 3. Thor Hushovd Team Garmin-Cervelo 4. Peter Sagan Liquigas-Cannondale 5. Leigh Howard HTC-Highroad 6. Kevin Lacombe Team Spidertech Powered By C10 7. Robert Förster UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 8. Taylor Phinney BMC Racing Team 9. Jure Kocjan Team […]

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