Exergy Tour Prologue Preview With Farina

The only 2.1 race for women in North America in 2012, the inaugural Exergy Tour is starting later today. Not only with the top female cyclists in the world compete for the win, but for many the stake is even higher with the Olympic Games looming. The selection for the Games will be made at…

Optum-KBS Heads West to Boise for Exergy Tour

Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies sends eight members of the top-ranked women’s squad to Boise for the inaugural Exergy Tour. The five-day stage race is the only UCI 2.1 women’s race in North America this year and will see America’s top ranked Optum p/b KBS women’s team compete against a world-class field…

McEwen – “It doesn’t get much better”

It was an understandably emotional Robbie McEwen (Orica-GreenEdge) that walked up onto the podium to receive the Most Courageous rider jersey at the end of the Amgen Tour of California. After all, stage 8 in Los Angeles was the final race of a storied career that spanned 16 and a half seasons but the 39-year…

The Riders Make The Race At AToC

Let’s face it, it became déjà vu all over again fairly quickly at the Amgen Tour of Califonia with Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) winning the first four stages in similar fashion. In all four stages, he took the sprint out of a diminished field after the early break had been reeled back in. Heck he would…

NCC: Clarke and Allar Still On Top After Wilmington GP

The USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC) rolled into its seventh event as riders stormed the streets of Wilmington, Del. for the Wilmington Grand Prix. Thousands of cycling fans and local residents lined the downtown Wilmington streets, watching competitors turn laps on the figure-eight course. Men. After placing second to Demis Aleman (Jamis-Sutter Home) at…

AToC Stage 8 Preview with BJM

The final stage of the Amgen Tour of California is a parade from Beverly Hills to Los Angeles (L.A. LIVE) where the sprinters take over, hoping to finally beat Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) “Hopefully, attack, one and done, the break goes.” Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell) said about the stage. “I can’t imagine people putting up with attacks…

AToC Stage 7 Preview with BJM

The Queen Stage. This is it, this is the stage where the overall winner of the Amgen Tour of California will be decided with three tough KOMs. “if you’re racing up there, you’re prepared, you’re there for a reason. If you’re fit enough to be in the front group, it’s the micromanagement and that half…