AToC Stage 2 Preview with BJM

When the Amgen Tour of California went down the coast from San Francisco on Highway 1 in 2009, the riders faced nasty weather, from rain to sideways hail to wind but not this year. Weather forecast are calling for a sunny day with highs of 72, perfect for stage 2 from San Francisco to Santa…

Boily Set To Defend The Polka-Dot

Eyes set on the polka-dot jersey, Canadian David Boily (Spidertech p/b C10) made his way into the break and sprinted to take all the top points in the four KOM sprints n the first stage of the Amgen Tour of California. In the end, the rider who just turned 22 was able to stand on…

AToC Stage 1 Preview with BJM

“It’s going to be hard opening stage.” Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell) said of the kickoff stage of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California. Northern California native  and the only rider to have participated in every edition of the event, Jacques-Maynes shared his insight with podiuminisight on each stage of this year’s edition. The 33-year old has…

Hesjedal Made Canadian History

Canadian road cyclist Ryder Hesjedal of Victoria, British Columbia (Garmin-Barracuda) made Canadian sport history today by becoming the first Canadian cyclist to ever wear the famous Pink jersey, a distinction awarded to the overall leader of the general classification at the Giro d’Italia. Hesjedal finished fifth on the seventh stage at the Giro d’Italia, and…