@BMCProTeam And 140 Characters

We last reported on Jonathan Vaughters’ (@Vaughters), CEO and Director Sportif, Garmin Cervelo, conversational use of Twitter. Vaughters uses Twitter as a communication tool. He is able to get his side of an issue directly to fans and the media. On the professional team side, BMC Racing Team is really the only professional team that…

Stage 1 Start Delayed To 1:15

Due to severe and unsafe weather conditions in the Lake Tahoe area, the start of Stage 1 of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California has been delayed. If the weather improves, a shortened stage will be started at 1:15 p.m. PT. Updated

Talking California With Horner

Thirteen riders have raced in every edition of the Amgen Tour of California since the inaugural race in 2006. One of these riders is Chris Horner, of Team Radioshack, who shares some memories with us including his best and worst days. Video.

van Garderen Looking Confidently at the Overall Win

A definite overall GC favorite going into this year’s Amgen Tour of California is HTC Highroad’s Tejay van Garderen. Winning this race has been a goal for van Garderen and the young rider enters tomorrow’s stage full of confidence. “The team has shown a lot of confidence in me,” stated van Garderen. “If I put…

Decision For Stage 1 Tomorrow Morning

A snow storm is on its way to Lake Tahoe region just in time for the start of the Amgen Tour of California. Forecast are still calling for 90% chance of snow on Sunday with new snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. The race organizer issued the following statement regarding the impact, if…

Every Day Is Important For BISSELL in California

Going into its fourth year in a row of racing at the Amgen Tour of California, as Priority Health in 2007, the BISSELL team wants more in 2011. “It’s kind of nice going into a race like that to be the underdog, it’s not an NRC race where we need to show up, figure how…

13 Riders For Women’s International Time Trial Challenge In California

Some of the world’s best female cyclists will be competing in the inaugural Amgen Tour of California Women’s International Time Trial Challenge presented by Specialized and SRAM in Solvang, California, on Friday, May 20. Held in conjunction with Stage 6 of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California, the race will feature a 13-person field comprised…

Lots Of Options For KBS-OptumHealth In California

For the second year in a row, the Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth team looked to international racing to maximize its chance for success for the Amgen Tour of California. “The plan for success was to take our guys and continue to race internationally and give the guys volume and quality of racing that they need.” explained…

Contingency Plans In Place For Snow On Sunday

Weather is always part of the conversation at bike races but, the upcoming snow storm that is predicted to hit on Sunday for stage 1 has captured everyone’s attention. The current forecast from the National Weather Service calls for 90% chance of snow on Sunday, with new snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible.…

@Vaughters And 140 Characters

We have long been advocates of social media here at PodiumInsight. We were the first site to provide live domestic race updates for both men and women races via @podium_live on Twitter and the first to provide live interactive interviews. It’s very much the way sports fans are requesting and receiving their sporting news. When…

The DS Corner

Time to talk to some of the Directeur Sportif on the women’s teams in our second installment of the DS Corner: Lisa Hunt, DS of TIBCO/To The Top, Rachel Heal, DS of Colavita/Forno d’Asolo and Susannah Gordon, DS of Primal/MapMyRide answer our questions.

All American Roster For KBS-OptumHealth At Tour of California

Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth Pro Cycling announced today its official roster for the 2011 Amgen Tour of California. The Green Machine will rely solely on the red white and blue for America’s most prestigious stage race, fielding the only team in the race comprised of 100 percent U.S. athletes. Scheduled to compete are Jesse Anthony, Andy…

Bronzini Coming To the US To Race With Colavita

Giorgia Bronzini, 2011 World Champion in road racing, will join her teammates on the Colavita/Forno D’Asolo Women’s Pro Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light for Canada’s Tour de Gatineau, the TD Bank Philadelphia International Women’s Liberty Classic and other marquee events. Colavita/Forno D’Asolo Directeur Sportif Rachel Heal made the announcement. “We are thrilled to have…

Final Thoughts On Joe Martin

Who would have thought that the Joe Martin Stage Race would bring some of the best racing this year. Well it did, stage 3 saw the men’s field, shuffle and re-shuffle, explode and come back together, in an extremely dynamic race with non-stop attacking. “Just real knock’em, sock’em stage. It’s too bad the general public…

BMC Racing Team At Home In California

The BMC Racing Team will field a roster for the Amgen Tour of California that includes four Americans. The eight-day race in the team’s home state begins Sunday. Bookwalter Returns. Reigning U.S. national time trial champion Taylor Phinney will be joined by three-time U.S. national road champion George Hincapie and fellow Americans Brent Bookwalter and…

Success Breeds Success For Colavita

What a start of the season for the Colavita/Forno d’Asolo squad. By my calculation, the team has already racked 16 victories in 2011, with 13 of those coming in NRC events. Those wins include winning the overall at both the USA Crits Speedweek series and the overall at Joe Martin Stage Race at the same…