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Amgen Tour

The Tour of California (Amgen Tour of California) is an annual professional cycling stage race on the UCI America Tour and USA Cycling Professional Tour.

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The Tour of California, sponsored by Amgen, makers of synthetic EPO. Just saying...
As a young cyclist who looks up to these U23 Teams this is important!
How can not be included at the Amgen Tour of CA?. Sad
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For the first time, Sacramento will host the final leg of the Amgen Tour of California: https:…
Client participated in Amgen Tour of California 7 day bicycle race. We framed his lanyard…
No, but Amgen has been title sponsor of the Tour of California since day one (2006) and it is officially registered as such.
surely corporate sponsors get enough airtime without referring to 'Amgen' Tour of California?
TBT - The 2010 Amgen Tour of Cali came straight through Auburn. We had so much fun that day at the ProActive...
Cool infographic from Amgen Tour of California about the 2016 race.
Our look at Amgen Tour of California winner Julian Alaphilippe, second at today, 4th overall
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Super happy to have participated and volunteered for Stage 5 of the Amgen Tour of California. Great day in South Lake Tahoe!
The Crush Challenge was behind the scenes for the Stage 7 Finish of the Amgen Tour of California in Santa Rosa...
California Gallery: Kristoff wins in Santa Rosa - After a few days of inland racing, the Amgen Tour of Californ...
Santa Rosa's Rose Parade comes off smoothly amid Amgen Tour of California
🚗 Santa Rosa to Sacramento. Last transfer of this Amgen Tour of California. Hallelujah.
With Rose Parade in between, Amgen Tour of California thrills Santa Rosa crowd
ICYMI Amgen Tour of California riders finish Stage 4 at Laguna Seca
Sagan collects his 15th career Amgen Tour win on tough finish at Laguna Seca, out-sprinting Van Avermaet.
Are you ready for Thursday's stage of the Amgen Tour of California hitting the Lake Tahoe Basin?
Anyone else having live video issues with the Amgen Tour Tracker app? It plays for a few seconds then cuts out.
Our San Diego Organizing Committee Chair Ed Clancy on KUSI News discussing the Amgen Tour of California and what...
Just over two weeks now until it's back to the commentary box with my old friend Paul Sherwen at the 2016 Amgen Tour of Calistoga!
Another solid day in the saddle. Amgen Tour of California L'etape Thousand Oaks to Santa Barbara
AMGEN Tour of California SD GIVEAWAY!. The San Diego Local Organizing Committee is giving away an Amgen Tour of...
Clarita named host city for the 2016 Amgen Tour of California The city ...
City of Pasadena mulls Stage 2 start for 2016 (story via South Pasadena Review):
New jersey arrived! Its a leaders jersey from the Amgen Tour of California. Amgen, the company that developed EPO..
Liv-Plantur signs Canadian Leah Kirchmann - Leah Kirchmann won stage 2 of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California women'...
We filmed this AAM when the Amgen TOC rolled through town this Summer. For once, Greg was the one asking questions!.
Peter Sagan on Amgen Tour of California 2015 (cycling motivation) via
It's official: City of Santa Rosa is participating in 2016 Amgen Tour of California. Follow for updates.
I hope this includes the women's event
Spoiler alert: Looks like the Amgen Tour of California will be returning to our area in 2016, with a proposed...
Tour of Cali is owner AND big check from Amgen!
Levi's GranFondo coming up. This is from the Amgen tour 2012.
Stage 1 Final Lap in Sacramento: 2015 Amgen Tour of California – The fourth and final pass around the State Ca...
WSW morning Headlines including: Enthusiasts get the feel of 10th Amgen Tour in Sacramento - See more at:
South Bay/East Bay drivers be aware: Some midday road closures tomorrow in San Jose and Livermore for the Amgen Tour of CA bike race.
Hall wins first stage of women’s Amgen Tour of California: Katie Hall of the UnitedHealthcare team won the ope...
Katie Hall wins stage 1 of Amgen Tour of California Women’s race
Huge Selection of Jackets at Low Prices
Amgen Tour of California Road Closure Information for the City of Santa Barbara. via
Thanks to Outside Magazine for including the CTS Amgen Tour of California Race Experience in their review of pro...
When will Taylor Phinney return to racing? BMC says possibly late summer. Amgen Tour of California is out of question
Final stage of Amgen Tour of California will hit iconic landmarks: CALABASAS >> A bicycle race from L.A. Live ...
Chris Horner on Recovery at AMGEN Tour of California - Bicycling -
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May 22, 2010. . Tony wins the 7th stage of the Amgen Tour of California.
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Airport district approves sponsorship participation in Amgen Tour of California Time Trial.
Rick Herrick talks to Airport board about sponsorship of Amgen Tour of California.
55mph+ / 88kph+ descent in the 8th stage of the Amgen Tour of California
Last 3km of Stage 8 of Amgen Tour of California
i dont know, does amgen sell EPO, I thought it just organised the tour of california ;)
Hope wins Amgen TOC just to show world tour knobheads that he belongs.
Amgen Tour of California owners AEG seek a part-time event coordinator, based in Los Angeles
The Amgen Tour of California Cyclists will be waking up to this beautiful view on May 13th to start Stage 4 of their race!
Get inside the peloton for the last 3km of stage 8 of the Amgen Tour of California. Majority of clip from Koen de Kort saddle cam. Last 150m filmed...
"Are you here for the Amgen Tour Sir and can I reserve a conference room for you?" . Only a few months early, but still too funny.
The Amgen Tour of California Race Experience is filling and we want to make sure you have a chance to sign up! Go...
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10th Anniversary Sweepstakes from the AMGEN Tour of California
Tour of California to miss Sonoma County for second straight year: For the second year in a row, the Amgen Tour...
Breaking: Santa Rosa/Sonoma County will not be participating in the 2015 Amgen Tour of California.
Enjoy the Ride with The Jensie! Shimano Sport Camera Highlights from the Amgen Tour of California
Peter Sagan recorded by Shimano Sport Camera stage 8, Amgen Tour of California
Bradley Wiggins keeps yellow heading into final day of Amgen Tour...
The new Fast Freddie Apparel speedsuit on display at the Amgen Tour of California. Team Jelly Belly looked great... h…
Tom Boonen's bike had a special paintjob for the 2014 Amgen Tour of California. Subscribe to GCN on YouTube: Tom Boonen was ...
Last stage report and photo gallery from the 2014 Amgen Tour of California - Peter Sagan and the have left the mark also this year... Big fright for the crash of George Bennett but luckily nothing serious - the Kiwi is thick skinned Report: gallery:
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Peter Sagan sprints to victory stage 7 - Amgen Tour of California. Excellent work by until the finish!
Great shot of the Amgen Tour finish line at Pasadena City Hall on Saturday. Congratulations to Peter Sagan who won for the 11th time on Stage 7 presented by Crunchies Food Co. from Santa Clarita to Pasadena!
Congratulations to BMC Racing Team's Thor Hushovd on his runner-up finish (to Peter Sagan) on Stage 7 of the Amgen Tour of California.
Bradley Wiggins hang on for victory in the Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race.
Bradley Wiggins confirms his Amgen Tour of California title as Mark Cavendish comes from behind to win the finale.
Sir Bradley Wiggins takes the win at the Amgen Tour of California! :D
Omega Pharma-Quickstep's Mark Cavendish won the final stage of the Amgen Tour of California, while Sky's Sir Bradley Wiggins won the General Classification.
It's a wrap in California as Matt Goss narrowly misses the stage podium on the final day of Amgen Tour of California racing. Mark Cavendish (OPQ) wins stage eight. Another strong general classification ride by our neo-pro Adam Yates in fifth place overall. Congrats to Bradley Wiggins (SKY) on the win.
Congrats to Peter Sagan and Cannondale Pro Cycling for taking charge and claiming their first stage win of this year's Amgen Tour of California! Tomorrow, this year's race draws to a close with a circuit race around Thousand Oaks, California- Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins are only one day of racing from claiming the final race leaders jersey. Tune in tomorrow at 1 eastern, 10 pacific, on NBC
Amgen Tour of California - Stage 5 - San Marcos Pass If Taylor Phinney was bummed with his TT performance, he got his revenge on this day. Riding down over San Marcos pass and into Santa Barbara is a swift and often dangerous descent at speed. Now, imagine that journey with Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling) trying to chase you down. Phinney had close to 20 seconds on the group containing Sagan as well as every other heavy hitter in the race at the base of the climb. His look was that of elation as he turned on to the finishing stretches and of his wins this season, this was the closest to home. Sir Bradley Wiggins, Team Sky's leader was safe behind in the break protecting his lead on the yellow jersey. The top of the days only KOM was the best spot to view the race. Not only was the stifling weather a bit cooler with the mountain breezes, but the severe lack of fans at the top meant that we were able to get as close as possible to the racers. Aside from the front group, which were all alert and to the ...
Orica rider Esteban Chaves took a solo victory at Mountain High, while race leader Bradley Wiggins preserved his race lead at the Amgen Tour of California
Through the years, I've witnessed great bike races and my share of boring races. The 2014 Amgen Tour of California is the best I attended in several years. Veterans like Mark Cavendish and race leader (and pending winner) Bradley Wiggins have shown why they're the best at what they do. And the young guys like Will Routley and Esteban Chaves showing their youthful skills. The field has ridden in three straight days of 100-plus degree weather and every stage has been animated with strong team tactics. In a few words: it's bike racing at its finest.
Great shot of the Amgen Tour of California riding through the Santa Ynez Valley today!
California, land of Silicon Valley and Hollywood... yet unwatchable quality of Amgen Tour of California broadcast...
Photo Gallery: Pro bikes of the Amgen Tour of California: Get an up close look at the bikes of Tom Boonen, Bra...
Awaiting the arrival of the Amgen Tour of California tomorrow--passing right through town on Main Street!
Amgen Tour of California set to start Sunday in Sac
B4T9 wishes Amy Benner the best of luck at today's Amgen Tour of California race in Sacramento!!! Rubber side up...
(VeloNews) Gallery: Looking back on 8 years of the Amgen Tour of California
RBA's Amgen Tour of California team presentation day and all the new tech.
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Check out my preview & especially the video with some shots of you after stage 2 of last year
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Good luck at Amgen Tour of California . Heroes to many! .
Amgen Tour of California offers a hot challenge: With 90-degree heat expected, Stage 3 of the Amgen Tour of...
First Look: SRAM debuts electronic shifting, plus all the latest go-fast Pro tech details from Tour of California...
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Cav discusses ambitions in California with a strong leadout! Photo ©htt…
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No, seriously. I think this is the most jam-packed list of LA-area bike events I've ever done:
Calendar: Cyclofemme LA Mothers Day ride, the Amgen Tour of California and a jam-packed roster of Bike Week events:
Twenty16 Pro Cycling to ride two stage of Amgen Tour of California
Your guide to the Amgen tour Sacramento Bee The Amgen Tour of…
Bradley Wiggins has helped make Amgen Tour of California one of most...
"I'm where I need to be for this race." The former champ is the biggest...
is on hand as the athletes meet the press ahead of the Tour of...
Amgen tour of California live streaming from 9am nz time. Hold my calls.
Today was the outdoor discovery festival and on top of that, we hosted the bike+beer fest. Next week is the amgen bike tour and the
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If you are not busy come out to downtown Monterey,Ca on Wednesday morning and see the Amgen tour stage
We're looking forward to the Amgen Tour of California ride events we have planned with Capo Cycling Apparel Come roll with us!
The 2014 Amgen Tour of California will take riders through Sacramento and Folsom, before heading to Central and Southern California. Here's what you need to know about the event.
Some roads to be shut down next week as Amgen Tour of California rolls through town
Tomorrow starts the Amgen Tour of California, Orange is our colour in the USA
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SLO County gears up for Amgen Tour of California bike race
Don't forget SBS TV 7:00am Amgen Tour of California. Coincidentally 1st day for new ASADA boss.
Women are taking a bigger role in this year’s Amgen Tour of California, and one of the teams competing is made of women from the Sacramento area.
Amgen Tour of California notes: Bradley Wiggins hasn’t always had a golden time racing in California
Spotted: SRAM electronic drivetrain prototypes on Bissell Development bikes at the Amgen Tour of California.
(VeloNews) Phil Gaimon Journal: The cliche before the storm at the Amgen Tour of California
In his latest journal, Phil Gaimon explains that when the racing starts, the storm is over.
Getting ready for tomorrow's Amgen Tour of California Come ride Amgen route on our Giro in November!
Take a closer look at Rohan's 2014 Cervélo P5 ahead of this years Amgen Tour of California. Rohan will be riding this set up in the individual time trial Monday in Folsom!
This is a BIG Production!!! Fun. This place will be packed tomorrow! Amgen Tour of California
Excited to watch the Amgen Tour of California racers come flashing by my neighborhood tomorrow! I will literally be able to walk out my door, walk down the street and spectate!
Jelly Belly Cycling presented by Maxxis is in the house and ready to rock and ride! Tune in tomorrow for Stage 1 as the Amgen Tour of California will officially kick off in Sacramento.
Amgen Tour of California kicks off tomorrow. Let's put on a show boys!
The City of Sacramento said the following streets will be closed Sunday for the start of the Amgen Tour of California:.
Road Closure Alert: 10th st will be blocked tomorrow between N & L for the Amgen tour. Use I-5 N to J st to 10th st. See you tomorrow!
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Wacth LIVE coverage of the Amgen Tour of California tomorrow at noon (PST)!
So I hadn't pulled up the route for tomorrow's starting stage of the Amgen Tour of California until just now... and it is passing a few blocks from my home and office going down Jackson Hwy on the way back downtown for the finish...should be perfect timing to be able to ride my bike over that way and watch them fly by!
Our power meter system is being used by both the Belkin Pro Cycling Team and UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling. Both teams are competing in the Amgen Tour of California that starts tomorrow. Best of luck to both teams!
Colleen Gulick makes it 2 for 2 on day 2 of the 805 Criterium Series! Next up Amgen Tour of California!
One day from the start of the Amgen Tour of California here in sunny Sacramento- Will Mark Cavendish pull on the first Amgen Leader Jersey? Or will Peter Sagan or maybe Thor Hushovd hit the line first? How do you see the Stage One Podium shaping up?
For our guests with reservations to dine with us tonight (Saturday May 10th) and tomorrow for Mother's Day (Sunday May 11th), please note that due to the Amgen Tour, 12th St is closed from J st to L st. There will be a Police Blockade on 12th st. and if you notify the police that you are eating at Ella, they will allow you to Enter From J st onto 12th st, where the valet will park your cars. Expect delays, please come early for your reservation if possible. Thank you!
California Dreamin' with the Belkin Pro Cycling Team - Meet the California Team. Amgen Tour of California
Team Sky takes a break from training to visit the children at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento. Some of the kids will come out to watch the 2014 Amgen Tour of California at the Visit California State Capitol! Photos by Brian Hodes/VeloImages
Just got back from a ride on the parkway. All the pro teams were out there getting ready for tomorrow's Amgen tour de California. So cool!
Getting ready for the Amgen Tour of California.
We had our own little Amgen tour ride today. Thanks everyone.
Phil Liggett thinks Stans NoTubes is a great sponsor to have and so do we!! Amazing Team Presentation Gala last night at the Amgen Tour of California! We are so excited to be here thanks hatchmap and New York State Bicycle Racing Association!
In honor of the Giro D'italia & the Amgen Tour of California all in-stock road bikes are 10% off until June 1st. We have every size available & ready to go, stop by today! Also make sure to cheer on the Bianchi teams of Team Belkin & Team Androni Giocattoli in both the Giro & Amgen Tour of California!
Introducing the all new Peter Sagan "Green Machine" Custom Jersey by Sugoi Performance Apparel This edition has been created by the official supplier of Cannondale Pro Cycling together with the Slovakian champion Get yours and cheer on the since tomorrow at Amgen Tour of California! Pre-order your jersey on the team online store:
The Squeeze Inn truck will be at St. John's for lunch after worship tomorrow! It's part of our fun-filled afternoon of bike racing as the Amgen Tour of California loops through Midtown. Join us for burgers after worship, and stay for the race about 3 pm. Free parking in the garage!
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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 of the race. The eight day stage race will return to a route traveling north-to-south from…
VIDEO: Experience the American River Trail in Sacramento, California with Team Giant-Shimano and cycling fans. Shimano Cycling Visit Sacramento Amgen Tour of California
hey everyone! as most of you know, my Vanderkitten Racing teammates and I will be lining up for the Amgen Tour of California women's circuit race tomorrow morning in Sacramento. there is live coverage dedicated to the women's race, so I expect all of you to be glued to your computer screens at NOON Sunday - let's show the world how popular women's cycling really is!
If you are going to the Amgen Tour of California this week. Stop by and get a coffee from 10speed Coffee. They will have the coffee trailer at the festival village on each stage.
Working for NBC Sports Network and TV Motos International, as camera bike driver, broadcasting the 'Amgen Tour of California' international bicycle race. Shown live in180 countries, 5-7pm est in the US.
The Amgen Tour of California begins at 10:50 a.m. Sunday at the state Capitol in downtown Sacramento. Here’s a handy guide for how to watch, where to watch and some of this year’s notable riders.
The Amgen Tour of California race will host 16 teams and 128 riders. The race starts Sunday in Sacramento. Many have been here before and have wildly disparate memories of their previous experience.
Amgen Tour of California starts tomorrow, and we're going to have the pleasure of watching Larry all week!
ORICA-GreenEDGE heads to the 2014 Amgen Tour of California with one goal in mind: taking home the stage win that has so far eluded them in their previous two appearances at the race. With an even mixture of flat and mountain stages, the Australian team brings a diverse line up of riders and is h...
Friday evening dinner, right before the Team Presentation. Saturday, an easy ride, then Sunday, Stage 1 - Amgen Tour of California - Sacramento, CA. Belkin Pro Cycling Team
Featuring some of the top cyclists in the world, including Olympic athletes and Tour de France competitors, the Amgen Tour of California will be coming through Palmdale roughly between 1:40 and 2:30 p.m., Friday, May 16. Residents are invited to come out and watch the race along the route.
I am feeling very privileged to have been selected to moto at Amgen Tour of California for the second time. Excited to see everyone tomorrow and hang out with the moto regulators, moto marshals, and photo motos...they do know how to party and a bunch of my friends are working this year!! I am all packed and ready, but not sure I will get a good night sleep from the anticipation.
Thanks for a great ride everyone. Let the Amgen Tour of California begin!
Team Giant-Shimano Social Ride this morning. Fun hanging with the Pros before Amgen Tour of California! Giant Bicycles USA
The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team is heading west for a two-pronged attack on the 2014 Amgen Tour of California. The eight-stage, 718-mile men's event starts on May 11th in Sacramento and ends in Thousand Oaks on May 18th. The two-day women's event begins the same day as the men’s with a circuit…
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Follow team DNA Cycling p/b Plan 7 at women's Amgen Tour of California.
Good to see the journos, photographers, staff, etc., at the media check-in and opening press conference for the Amgen Tour of California. I've known some of these folks for more than 25 years, often only seeing them no more than three times a year at bike races. Most are hard-working and very good at what they do. I look forward to spending a week on the road with all.
The AMGEN Tour of California begins on May 11th. Check out the route video here:
T minus 2 days until women's Amgen Tour of California!!! What are you looking forward to? Any of our friends coming to spectate? PLUS, Tomorrow we'll be hosting our exclusive 4th annual Team event with Silicon Valley Cycling Foundation, legendary Tour de France announcers Bob Roll, Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen, and singer Ruth Gerson! A small amount of tickets still available!
Love burritos? So do the professional cyclists of the Amgen Tour of California. Burritos, without the heavy sauces and containing only a few ingredients, are just one of the food items athletes eat to get nutrition and maximize performance. CapRadio talks with SkratchLabs, the company that plans the meals for the 128 professional cyclists on the tour: Amgen info:
For the Amgen Tour of California GC I'm sticking with BMC and Peter Stetina to take win. Some big early stages, which one(s) are you looking forward to?
Who's up to watch the AMGEN tour finish line on Sunday in downtown Sacramento , then hit the trail up to historic Folsom?
After an absence of two years, the Amgen Tour of California is returning to the Sacramento region, with two stages of the bicycle race putting many of the sport’s top riders on display. Here is a rundown of what’s coming.
Really excited about what's on tap this weekend! First up, the tomorrow - 108miles and 10,000ft of cycling goodness around the East Bay! After shaking my legs out from that gorgeous ride, I'll be announcing the women's circuit race at the Amgen Tour of California in Sacramento on Sunday. I'm thrilled to be given the opportunity to announce for all my friends in the women's peloton!
Getting your miles in? May is Bike Month, Fund raising rides for the American River Trail, Bike2Work, pro teams warming up for the Amgen Tour of California--get on your bikes and ride--and have a great weekend!
Who is excited for the Stage 5 start of the Amgen Tour of California from the Pismo Pier on May 15? We definitely can't wait to watch!
2 days to go until the start of Amgen Tour of California
NOTE: Amgen Tour - Road Closures 5/12/14 For those who love competitive cycling, it doesn't get better than this! Once again, the Amgen Tour is hosting a component of this thrilling race in our area. The Stage 2 Individual Time Trials will be held on Monday, May 12th from 10:00am-4:30pm. You will want to note, however, that roads along the race route (including Green Valley Rd. at Shadowfax) will be closed for the duration of the event. More info:
Please Note: Key Folsom roadways and bridges will be closed on Monday, May 12 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. when Folsom hosts the Stage 2 Individual Time Trial for the Amgen Tour of California, America's largest cycling event. STUDENTS- please plan ahead in order to arrive on campus on time. For more information on the specific closures as well as time trial viewing locations, go to:
Looks like the Amgen Tour of California are looking forward to having Peter Sagan back in 2014! A great video!
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Congratulations to the NCNCA ladies selected to represent Northern California and the United States at the Amgen Tour of California. I know you will make us proud!
Canada's Ryan Anderson of Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies gears up for the Amgen Tour of...
Cushman & Wakefield in the official Amgen Tour of California vid..short but sweet! Thanks to Shannon Hogan for...
It will be crazy around here when the Amgen Tour of California comes to Cambria, California! If you plan to be here for the race, you might want to think about renting a vacation home. I am working on the Lifestyle Festival for the event so we probably won't be open that day, but this is a great option, check out Cambria Vacation Rentals for MAY 14th!!
Thank you Amgen Tour of California for the share!
Thanks Amgen Tour of California for the share!
Mt. Baldy crowd on stage 7 at Amgen Tour of California
Would like to sell short . Not Just the Tour - thousands refusing to go this next year...for good reason.
Amgen Tour of California starts Sunday in Escondido - ESCONDIDO — The eighth Amgen Tour...
For all you bicyclist: . 2014 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA. Start and finish in Thousand Oaks on Sunday May 18,2013
Training started officially this week. Down in California with the national team. Prepping for a good year with SmartStop Pro Cycling p/b Mountain Khakis. Hope to see these roads again at the Amgen Tour of California. I would love to fly the Maple Leaf Jersey here in may...Fingers Crossed
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Levi Leipheimer took the stage victory and his RadioShack teammate and race leader Chris Horner solidified his race lead in the queen stage of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California high above Los Angeles on Mount Baldy.
Photo: Michael Schär, team BMC, stage 3 Time Trial of the 2013 AMGEN Tour of California. 
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Our header image is from the 2013 L'Etape du California, part of the Amgen Tour of California, where amateur riders can challenge themselves on a segment of the pro course. In 2014, L'Etape will be on April 6, starting in Thousand Oaks.
Allan Peiper, directeur sportif of HTC-Highroad, led the team to victory in 2010 in the Amgen Tour of California, but overall winner Michael Rogers left the team this year for Sky. But Peiper will count on young American Tejay Van Garderen for the GC
The Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race created and presented by AEG that challenges the world's top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course that traverses hundreds of miles of California's iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. Th...
Ride 2 Recovery, in partnership with AEG and the Amgen Tour of California, have announced the 2014 Amgen Tour of California Gold Series Honor Rides, four non-competitive cycling events to help raise funds and awareness for Ride 2 Recovery and injured veterans. READ MORE: team Choicehotel Clarion Presidents Inn Silicon Valley
FAQs About Adapting to Training and Competing in Hot Weather Posted on May 15, 2013 by CTS By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach/Co-author “The Time-Crunched Cyclist” The extreme temperatures have been a major story at the 2013 Amgen Tour of California, especially because many of the pros in the race came to the race from areas that experienced cool to cold weather this Spring. The techniques for staying cool on a hot day are pretty straight-forward: stay hydrated, douse yourself with water, put ice sock/packs in your jersey, etc. But we’ve been getting a lot of questions about how athletes adapt to heat and why some are struggling to cope with the high temperatures. So, here’s a primer on how athletes adapt to heat: What happens as an athlete acclimates to heat? The human body has an amazing ability to maintain core temperature within a very tight range (97-100 degrees Fahrenheit) despite wild fluctuations in environmental temperatures. When exposed to a hot environment for a prolonged period of time, an ...
Bontrager rider took third in the time trial at U.S. nationals and won the most courageous jersey at the Amgen Tour of California
ITs been a whirlwind week after finishing the Amgen Tour of California. My Saxo-Tinkoff team and I put in a solid performance supporting *** Rogers in his overall effort landing him on the podium at the end of the race. While I was satisfied with our work and with the opportunity to get 8 more days of racing in my skimpy season so far, I came out of the race pretty banged up. My crash on stage 2 left me limping along the rest of the week to the finish in Santa Rosa. The injuries were not catostrophic but some massive bruising on my sternum and ribs and some serious whiplash isnt too fun. I did my best but I was frustratingly uncomfortable the whole time. A quick trip back home to Colorado was spent with a few hours of therapy each day with massage, accupuncture, and chiropractic. I was also busy tying up loose ends before my wife and I head back to Europe for the rest of the summer immediately after the USPRO National Championships in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After arriving in Chattanooga I decide ...
We won the Amgen Tour of California with Tejay Van Garderen and we're leading the Giro d'Italia thanks to an...
Tejay Van Garderen on his way to victory in the Amgen Tour of California time trail and gc!
We’re more than a third of the way through the racing season and only last week did we experience what I consider to be a truly important day of bike racing, one worth remembering. The race in question was stage 5 of the Amgen Tour of California. A few different things happened that day, notable thi...
I (Dan) predict Wiggo to repeat. But there's a twist. A news article reported (and I believe everything I read on the World Wide Interweb) that Sky Procycling has named the young & promising Chris Froome as team captain, making Wiggins sort of a superdomestique. Will this be another 1985 Hinault vs. LeMond (and it WAS kind of Hinault vs. the world, wasn't it?) epic? Or will somebody else take the reins? TJVG, fresh off his Amgen Tour of California Win? Cadel Evans putting an emphatic "period!" at the end of his career? Andy Schleck shaking off his dismal form and showing his true worth? Only time will tell. But . . . mark my words . . . Cavendish can still beat Sagan to the "finishing line" in a flat, sprint finish.
21-year-old Bontrager rider wins the Best Young Rider jersey and finishes eighth in the GC at the Amgen Tour of California
Way to go Tejay Van Garderen wins the Amgen Tour of California.
Amgen Tour of California timed trials come to South Bay.
We had a great time following the Amgen Tour of California - here are highlights of a great final day of racing, which went from the Golden Gate Bridge to wine country in Santa Rosa.
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American Tejay Van Garderen holds onto the lead and wins the Amgen Tour of California!
Photos of the BMC Racing Team in Stage 8 of the 2013 edition of the Amgen Tour of California.
Congrats to Tejay Van Garderen of the USA on his win of the Amgen Tour of California! I am so blessed to have been able to see all of the riders as they rode in Stage 5 here in Santa Barbara!
Tejay Van Garderen took his first major stage race general classification victory with an impressive all-round performance in stifling heat at the eight-day Amgen Tour of California. In so doing, t...
Congrats to Boulder resident Tejay Van Garderen on his 2013 Amgen Tour of California victory! One of many, many more podium appearances to come!
GreenEDGE's Cameron Meyer ( Cameron Meyer ) finished in 5th place on GC at Amgen Tour of California
Tejay Van Garderen congratulations on your win at Amgen Tour of California great job to all bmc team
Last stage of the Amgen Tour if California. Start . Nice pics with Tejay Van Garderen and Peter Sagan next to Sagan is Thor Hushoved.
Tejay Van Garderen finished third on the penultimate stage of the Amgen Tour of California.
California Stage 7   Saturday’s stage in the 2013 Amgen Tour of California would be the last chance for any big movement in general classification.  A difficult 3 mountain stage with the finish atop iconic Mount Diablo will give the pure climbers a chance to shine and take back time on yellow jersey Tejay Van Garderen of the BMC team.   Tactically the 5-hour ENERGY® presented by Kenda Racing Team was torn with either racing conservatively to defend the gains and positions we currently had or, to continue with aggressive racing in hopes of improving our standings.  We discussed the pitfalls in the RV before the race and would let the racers decide once they had a feel for the way the race was shaping up and how their legs were responding after a hard week of racing.   One thing was certain, and that was we wanted again to be represented in every move of the race.  Bobby covered the opening salvo at the approach to the first climb of the day only to be brought back shortly there after.  As the ra ...
My old roommate, Frank Pipp, is rockin' the Amgen Tour of California! Yay, Frank!!!
Mount Diablo photos now available from my Amgen Tour of California 2013 photo set.
He gave it everything up Mt. Diablo. Cam Meyer fought valiantly up the Amgen Tour of California stage seven summit finish but lost time in the closing kilometres. With one stage left to race, he is now fifth overall, 3'33 behind Tejay Van Garderen (BMC).
Made it to the ranger station of Mount Diablo! 2k feet!... And realized the Amgen Tour of Cali is happening! What a treat!
Tejay Van Garderen brings a 1:47 lead into Saturday's decisive stage at the Amgen Tour of California
Tejay Van Garderen leads the Amgen Tour of California by 1:47 with two stages to go.
Amgen Tour of California 2013 Time Trial: San JoseSan Jose is won by , 2nd and 3rd . A comprehensive overview of statistics, editions on Amgen Tour of California
Van Garderen, on winning: ‘It’s about time’ - Tejay Van Garderen enjoyed a podium moment with his new daughter Rylan on Friday. He hopes to have another chance on Sunday in Santa Rosa. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.comYoung American is continuing his progress and is on the cusp of a GC win at the Amgen Tour
Like a true Frenchmen I went out to the 2013 Amgen Tour of California today. Watched the words best cyclist feet away at top speeds. Tejay Van Garderen won today's time trial.(last photo)
GreenEDGE's Cameron Meyer ( Cameron Meyer ) place 6th on Stage 6 at Amgen Tour of California. He moves into 3rd place on GC. Via cyclingnews
Tejay Van Garderen warming up ahead of the time trial in the Amgen Tour of California. And it was all good, he won, keeping a tight grip on the GC.
GO TEJAY!!!. Congrats to BMC rider Tejay Van Garderen as he wins the stage 6 Time Trial today at the Amgen Tour of California.
Seriously gotta love Jens Voight! Impressive stage win in the Amgen Tour of California. The man is 41 years old, and still crushing it!
Taking win number 66 on Thursday, RADIOSHACK LEOPARD TREK’s Jens Voigt sprinted away from the breakaway with 5km to go and won stage five on the 185.7km/115.4mi route from Santa Barbara to Avila Beach stage in the 2013 Amgen Tour of California.
Tyler Farrar takes stage four in Amgen Tour of California
Another win for Garmin Sharp after Giro success! Tyler Farrar sprinted to victory on Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour...
Double win for Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda today with Tyler Farrar taking Stage 4 at the Amgen Tour of California...
This was the very best part of my day at the Amgen Tour of California Press Conference. Jens Voigt has such huge passion for his sport, and you can feel it j...
Watch key riders, and race organizers talk about this year's Amgen Tour of California.
Cameron Meyer said despite the heat, the Amgen Tour of California is a "great race." He is 10th overall, 1:40 behind leader Janier Acevedo after three stages.
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The cyclists and the crowds that come with them on the Amgen Tour of California will have a lot of choices once the racing wraps up.
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The mercury climbed well above 100 during stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California. Should the route have been altered?
Photographer, Dana Gardner, sells images of professional bicycle racing from around the world. She captures images of riders, teams, landscapes, and culture that surround the grand tours like the Tour de France to the Amgen Tour of California. Dana Gardner is a sports photographer living in southern...
In the midst of Bike Month yesterday, 136 cyclists went out for a ride. They pedaled 102.7 miles from Escondido in temperatures that reached 100 degrees, while climbing 2,680 feet over Mt Palomar. And, they did it in four and a half hours. They were the elite of world professional cyclists, the athletes competing in this week’s Amgen Tour of California (ATOC). In its eighth running, ATOC has become one of the world’s greatest bike races and a highlight of National Bike Month (May) throughout America. Some 2 million spectators will attend the races, and this year’s tour is not likely to disappoint them. In eight days, this week, the tour’s cyclists will travel 750 miles of scenic California backroads and highways. For the first time in ATOC history, they will ride south to north against prevailing winds, with stage starts and finishes in Escondido, Murrietta, Greater Palm Springs, Palmdale, Santa Clarita, Santa Barbara, Avila Beach, San Jose, Livermore, Mt Diablo, San Francisco and Santa Rosa. Alo ...
Everything was heating up in Escondido Sunday afternoon, most notably the thermometer and the racing action at the Amgen Tour of California.
Holland's Lieuwe Westra wins Stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California in a sprint finish down Escondido's Grand Ave
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Team Champion System gets ready for Amgen Tour of California with Prolong in their bottles.
The first stage of the Amgen Tour of California’s starts and ends in Escondido’s historic downtown, giving both an inside look at pre-race preparations and a chance to see a thrilling sprint to the finish line. The corner of Broadway and Grand Avenue will rank as the place to be downtown; for fewer…
Visit Escondido put together this fantastic Silent Auction basket for the upcoming Tour of California Gala Friday night! Nice job, we want to win it! "We're so excited about our Amgen Tour of California Escondido Gala night Silent Auction basket! Thank you to our partners for $1170 value "Stage 1: The Route" basket - San Diego Zoo Safari Park; Intertwined Bistro & Wine Bar; BikeBling.com; Bates Nut Farm; California Center for the Arts, Escondido; The Vineyard Golf Course; and Orfila Vineyards & Winery!"
See your name on the big screens at the race start/finish line of the Amgen Tour of California overall race start in Downtown Escondido!
HUNNEMAN: Murrieta seeking Amgen Tour volunteers for kick-off: Peter Sagan of team Liquigas-Cannondale, right,...
I remember when Peter Sagan almost ran into my sister & myself where he headed towards his van after the 2012 Amgen Tour of California. Lol
For the first time the Amgen Tour of California bike race starts south in Escondido and ends north in Santa Rosa. Press-Enterprise detailed Day 2 (May 13) which starts in Murrietta goes to Menifee-Hemet then Lake Skinner, Diamond Valley Lake Rte 74 east and ends at Palms Springs Tramway park lot, 120 mi. of a lot of up, down and up.
The 8th annual Amgen Tour of California takes place May 12-19, 2013. Come watch some of the world's best pro cyclists compete in America's Greatest Race! www...
Please help Cameron win a bike jersey contest for Cancer by voting on the link below!! Thanks everyone!!!
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Only a few days left to submit your design for the Most Couragous Rider jersey!
As the best cyclists in the world prepare for the Amgen Tour of California, Nevada City braces for thousands of fans who are ready to watch all the action from the starting line Sunday.
3 days left to design the Amgen Tour of California Breakaway from Cancer Most Courageous Rider Jersey. If it helps the creative process, you can design it for the rider in the Amgen jersey who is front and center of this awesome poster
REGION: 2013 Amgen Tour of California seeks volunteers - Press
On May 12, the AMGEN Tour of California, "America's Greatest Race," is coming back to Escondido! We we are a...
Last day to enter the Most Courageous Rider jersey contest! Submit your designs!
3 Stages | $10,000 Prize | Every year Historic Downtown Murrieta is home to Tour de Murrieta and this year we want you to join the fun.
A few days left to nominate a hero in the fight against cancer to be honored as a
2013 Amgen Tour of California Route Video - Fighting that Southward wind!...
Pollen counts in the Antelope Valley are medium/high, winds are terrible. What it means for allergy sufferers is stay indoors...
Can't wait to be here for the stage finish of the Amgen Tour of California!
via City of Livermore City Hall: "NOMINATE A CANCER SURVIVOR - Livermore is a host City for the 2013 Amgen Tour of California and its Breakaway from Cancer walk on Saturday, May 18th. Nominate a true champion - a local cancer survivor at - Don't delay -- nominations close on February 25th!"
Who's going to watch the 2013 Amgen Tour of California in Downtown Santa Rosa on May 19th?
Mark your calendars for May 8th! SR is going to be the finish of 2013 Amgen Tour of California!...
Sometimes you have to sacrifice the KOM battle to help a fellow cyclist. When Alex's drivetrain broke this morning, the rest of the group didn't call for a rescue and leave him on the side of the road, they pushed him 7 miles to the end of the ride, including across the Golden Gate Bridge.
Amgen Tour of California is coming up! Do you know anyone participating?
haven't been. I need to get on the official UFC photog rotation to shoot fights out there. I'll be in SF in May for AmGen Tour
I’ve seen on the Strava Customer Support site lots of people asking to be able to show off all the challenges that they have completed. As it stands I don’t know which of the challenges you have or have not sign…
Route information for Amgen Tour of California is online
Ok. I'm back!! Ready to do some cycling? Marin Century and Sonoma Backcountry Challenge coming soon!!
Amgen Tour of California finishes on top of Diablo on Saturday, May 18th. Exciting! Wondering if they will use the last 1,000' (17%!) and whether they will repave the road.
Time is running out! Submit your design for the Most Courageous Rider jersey
One stage of the Tour of Amgen finishing in Santa Barbara this year, right on Cabrillo Ave down by the beach. With all the controversy surrounding bicycle racing nowadays, I still am looking forward to seeing some of the top riders in the sport. Of course, I will hopefully be sipping on a margarita to salute all their hard work as they cross the finish line. On the rocks with salt please!
Course marshals wanted for Tour of California stop in Santa Rosa: The Amgen Tour of California is loo...
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Just found out that the AMGEN Tour of California in May is coming along First Street - almost right out front of our door. I am SO STOKED!
So excited to go watch the Amgen Tour of California finish the sixth leg on top of Mt. Diablo in May!
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