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.).
We talk some new advancements being made in ride tracking, including a bike computer that runs for 96 hours and Strava’s (beta) route mapping feature, as well as thoughts on how the Red Hook Crit can come back full throttle in 2020, why your feet may be numb during a ride, and why cleaning the cobblestones for Paris-Roubaix is not sacrilegious. In the post-show we discuss pre-ride jitters, why a rider might smell or taste ammonia after a ride, and a discussion on how the body burns fuel based on your diet.
The HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout described in this article was my favorite kind of training, and resulted in the most gains for strength (power) and stamina. This total workout, including warmup and cool down is only 51 minutes.
Head to the Wildflower triathlon for a well organized event, camp out, enjoy the fun times, and challenge yourself in one of the classic California triathlons. The 2018 Wildflower Experience runs May 4-6th at Lake San Antonio with offerings for team or individual competitions.
Between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ana Mountains, these cyclists line up on Thursday at the Great Park to ride on the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station concrete runway with some weekday criterion racing.
The 2015 Tour of California ended in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl. The finish marked the completion of the 10th running of this spectacular event. It was a showdown of top riders from around the world including crowd favorites Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish. The race culminated in a tight finish with Peter Sagan taking the overall victory.