The Battle To Be Crowned King Of The Mountain

It was on today in the longest stage of the Amgen Tour of California, and by on, we mean hard, fast racing with a raging duel for the King Of The Mountain Points between KOM leader Jonathan Patrick McCarty (Spidertech p/b C10) and Jesse Anthony (Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth).

Sagan Shines On Sunny Stage 5 In California

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 and third, respectively, to clinch the Stage 5 win during the 2011 Amgen Tour of California in a…

Climbers Test Themselves On Sierra Road

At the start of stage 3, all eyes were looking up the road, literally, with not only the first mountain-top finish of the race but the first KOM points attributed due to the canceled and shortened earlier stages. The climbers and GC contenders would now come out to the front of the race and at the end of 81-mile (131-km) stage some would be disappointed. With Canadian Champion Will Routley (Spidertech p/w C10), Tyler Wren (Jamis/Sutter Home) and Chris Baldwin (BISSELL).

Horner Will Not be Denied

Chris Horner (RadioShack) began the Stage 4 ready to tackle the field. “It should be a really exciting day. Year’s past when we went over this pass it’s been quite exciting with a lot of destruction. There will be destruction not only on Sierra but also on Hamilton. Both should be very exciting. I prefer…

Horner Takes Over In California

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 mountaintop finish in the history of the race atop Sierra Road outside San Jose. Stage 4 of the race…