Numainville 2nd at GP Gatineau

Joelle Numainville of Team TIBCO/To the Top narrowly missed out on repeating as champion of the Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau on Saturday, losing a close sprint to World Champion Georgia Bronzini (Colavita/Forno d’Asolo). “The girls rode incredibly well,” said Team Directeur Sportif Lisa Hunt. “It was a hard race, and Joelle was a marked rider…

Horner Wins Tour Of California

Chris Horner (USA) of Team RadioShack crossed the finish line of the last stage of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California in Westlake Village with an overall time of 23 hours, 46 minutes and 41 seconds, capturing the Amgen Race Leader Jersey and solidifying his place at the top of the podium, while Matthew Goss…

McCarty officially crowned King of the Mountain

Stage 7 at the 2011 Tour of California was without a decisive stage for General classification. Starting in the college town of Claremont and ending 121km later at the top of Mt Baldy, riders had their work cut out. With a gigantic category HC Climb compared with some of the toughest climbs in European races,…

A Matter Of Survival On The Queen Stage

While a few were battling at the front for glory on the Queen Stage of the Amgen Tour of California, for most, it was a matter of surviving the tough and hard stage to not be time cut and be able to fight one more day. With words from Sergio Hernandez (Jelly Belly) and Andy Jacques-Maynes (BISSELL)

Radioshack Go 1-2 In Queen Stage

Amid breathtaking vistas and challenging roads with continuous switchbacks leading to the top of Mt. Baldy (elevation 7,930 ft.), RadioShack teammates Levi Leipheimer (USA), three-time Amgen Tour of California champion, and Chris Horner (USA) crossed the Stage 7 finish line in first and second place respectively, thrilling fans with a picture-perfect victory. The second-place finish…

Vennell Cracks Top 10 In Solvang

Jeremy Vennell of the BISSELL rode his way into 8th place, 59 seconds down from stage winner David Zabriskie (Garmin-Ceverlo), making him the only domestic rider on a Continental team to not only crack the top 20 but the top 10 on the Amgen Tour of California Time Trial. Does that prove that he is…

Zabriskie Claims Solvang TT

Dave Zabriskie (Garmin-Cervelo) wins Stage 6 Solvang Time Trial as Chris Horner holds on to the overall lead in the 2011 Amgen Tour of California. Zabriskie clocked a time of 30:35 on the 15-mile (24-km) course to claim victory. Taking second on the stage was Levi Leipheimer (Radioshack) at 14 seconds down with Tejay van…

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…