There are more ways than ever before to follow the seventh edition of the Amgen Tour of California, be it on twitter, web or smart phone – even on tv. Information is available via the official outlets, the teams, the riders and yours truly. Starting today, the 2012 Amgen Tour of California features 16 of the world’s best teams battling it out over more than 750 miles of picturesque California highways, roadways and coastlines from May 13-20.
Links to all the podiuminsight stories, photo galleries and more can be found on the AToC hubpage.
Twitter and facebook
A strong addition to enhance the fan experience are the tweets from not only the official @AmgenTourofCali , @podiuminsight and @podium_live but the teams and riders that often provide behind the scenes scoop. Of note, the race hashtag is #AToC
Web and smartphones
The free Radioshack Tour Tracker provides race coverage across web, mobile and tablet viewing platforms via live video, audio and real-time data streams of the event – download the application for the iPhone, iPad devices via iTunes and the Android via Google Play.
The RadioShack Tour Tracker has committed to offer:
- Live coverage of the final two hours of the race each day
- Full start-to-finish coverage via GPS, race situation and up-to-minute text commentary throughout the race
- Video on demand clips of the race after each stage (new feature)
- Web DVR features such as stop and rewind on live coverage (new feature)
- Photo gallery of images from the race
- Maps and profiles with live location of the peloton, breaks and chase groups
- Current race situational information, including overalls standings, time gaps and what cyclists are in breaks and chases
- Stage overviews and information, including: maps, profile, distance, elevation
NBC Sports Network will provide live HD coverage of the race from May 13-19 and daily highlights that will air on the network each night during the eight-day competition. Additionally, for the first time in race history, the 2012 Amgen Tour of California will air live for two hours on NBC for the final stage of the race on Sunday, May 20 at 10 a.m. PT. The final stage will re-air on NBC Sports Network at 3:30 p.m. PT.
- Sunday May 13: Santa Rosa -2 pm PDT/5 pm EDT (Live)
- Monday May 14: San Francisco to Santa Cruz County – 2 pm PDT/5 pm EDT (Live)
- Tuesday May 15: San Jose to Livermore – 2 pm PDT/5 pm EDT (Live)
- Wednesday May 16: Sonora to Clovis – 2 pm PDT/5 pm EDT (Live)
- Thursday May 17: Bakersfield – 2 pm PDT/5 pm EDT (Live)
- Friday May 18: Palmdale to Big Bear Lake – 2 pm PDT/5 pm EDT (Live)
- Saturday May 19: Ontario to Mt. Baldy – 4 pm PDT/7 pm EDT (Live)
- Sunday Ma7 20: Beverly Hills to Los Angeles (L.A. Live) – 10 am PDT/1 pm EDT (Live)