We wrap-up the results from the 2019 Amgen Tour of California. We also discuss advances in washing your bicycle, events this summer that gamify cycling, wilderness access for mountain bikers in Carlsbad, and the implications of laws for drivers vs. bikes.
Two young first-timers to this race vied for the overall championship in an epic battle yesterday at the Amgen Tour of California when Pogacar took over the race lead after the Queen Stage summit finish at Mt. Baldy, coming into the final stage +:16” ahead of EF Education First Pro Cycling’s 21-year-old Sergio Higuita (COL). With their time gap unchanged today, Higuita finished in second place overall.
First-timers to this race, Pogacar and 21-year-old Sergio Higuita battled to the steep summit finish atop Southern California’s Mt. Baldy, with the EF Education First Pro Cycling Columbian rider slipping into second place for the stage after a wide turn to the finish gave the younger rider clearance to the line.
Stage 5 presented by Lexus from Pismo Beach to Ventura was the longest road day of the week at 136.4 miles. BORA-hansgrohe’s three-time World Champion Peter Sagan (SVK) was determined to get into the breakaway today with multiple attempts, finally bridging to the early leaders with a small collection of others to form the day’s lead group of 12.
For the second day in a row, a Deceuninck – Quick-Step cyclist claimed his first WorldTour stage win at the Amgen Tour of California, with 23-year-old French rider Rémi Cavagna spending hours on a solo ride several minutes ahead of the peloton.
The 133-mile Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California started in Rancho Cordova and finished at the Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe on Monday May 13th. This stage featured 14,500 feet of climbing and certainly put even the strongest climbers to the test.
Stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California concluded with a photo finish in the state’s capitol city of Sacramento. Three-time World Champion Peter Sagan (SVK) claimed his 17th California stage win by a wheel over USA Cycling National Team’s Travis McCabe (Tucson, Ariz.).
In this episode we fawn over epic steel touring bikes, we admire the athletes and commuters who cycle in extreme weather (and we add some tips for cycling in rain or snow), we also review the announced route for the 2019 Amgen Tour of California, and discuss why Iljo Keisse was removed from the Vuelta San Juan.
The Amgen Tour of California returns to the golden state for a week of World Tour racing, an exciting event for cyclists in Southern California and beyond. The stage race features both a men and women’s competition that finishes in the capital, Sacramento. Spectating the Amgen Tour of California is a great opportunity to see some of the World’s greatest athletes battle it out on the roads of our gorgeous state.
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We are so excited to welcome a long time racer, always a finisher, and BWR co-conspirator Philip Tinstman to talk about the Cervelo Belgian Waffle Ride, his years of racing, and the Tour of California.
AEG, presenter of the Amgen Tour of California (May 11-20), has partnered for the sixth year running with NBC Sports Group and A.S.O., owner and producer of the Tour de France, to bring America’s most prestigious cycling race live to fans around the world.
Amgen Tour of California organizer AEG announced the 575-mile course for the 2017 UCI WorldTour race, which will take many of the world’s best cyclists on an always picturesque, challenging and highly competitive competition through California’s iconic highways, byways and coastlines this spring.
TAG Heuer is very proud to partner for the first time for the 2017 editions of the Amgen Tour of California and Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease(TM) Women’s Race empowered with SRAM, America’s most popular and prestigious annual cycling events.
Hailing from the Golden State, professional cyclist Jon Hornbeck took his first spin through the Amgen Tour of California this year as part of the Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie team; a youthful crew of contenders on the rise.
We have found a favorite newcomer to watch, 19 year old Neilson Powless of Axeon Cycling landed a fierce attack on Stage 3 riding up Gibraltar Road, and of course, it wouldn’t be a proper AToC discussion without mention of Peter Sagan.
The second stage of the Amgen Tour of California presented by AEG was a healthy mix of climbing through the hills and valleys between South Pasadena, where the race began, and Santa Clarita, the race finish.