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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    With just a few days until the start of 2018 Amgen Tour of California on Sunday, May 13, it's time to get up to speed on how to follow all the racing action. Whether watching from the side of the road or on TV, this year's spin around the Golden State promises to be a good one. Download stage...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    North-to-South Route This Year Seeks to Push Racers Early and Keep Excitement Levels High All Race Long The Tour of California is one of RoadBikeReview's favorite events since it is a huge event with world class racing right in our own back yard. The race will be held this May 11-18 and will...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    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. The team will also...
  4. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    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...
  5. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    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...
  6. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    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...
  7. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    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...
  8. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    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...
  9. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    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...
  10. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    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...
  11. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    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)...
  12. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    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...
  13. General Cycling Discussion
    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...
  14. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    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...
  15. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    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...
  16. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    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...
  17. General Cycling Discussion
    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...
  18. General Cycling Discussion
    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...
  19. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    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...
  20. General Cycling Discussion
    "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...
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