Archive for May, 2013

Gallery: Amgen Tour of California Stage 8

Posted on 19. May, 2013 by .

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Photo gallery of stage 8 of the Amgen Tour of California.

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Gallery: Amgen Tour of California Stage 7

Posted on 19. May, 2013 by .

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Photo gallery of stage 7, atop Mt Diablo, of the Amgen Tour of California.

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Gallery: Amgen Tour of California Stage 7 Start

Posted on 19. May, 2013 by .

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Photo gallery of the start of stage 7 in Livermore of the Amgen Tour of California.

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Gallery: Amgen Tour of California Stage 6

Posted on 18. May, 2013 by .

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Photo gallery of stage 6, the individiual time trial in San Jose, of the Amgen Tour of California.

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Evelyn Stevens Wins Tough Uphill Time Trial

Posted on 18. May, 2013 by .

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The Amgen Tour of California Women’s Time Trial was a battle between Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-lululemon) and Alison Powers (NOW and Novartis for MS) who started 30 seconds behind Stevens. Powers made her move on the technical descent and was able to catch Stevens mid way through the course. Stevens was able to ride away from […]

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Gallery: Amgen Tour of California Women’s TT

Posted on 17. May, 2013 by .

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Photo gallery of the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Time Trial.

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Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) wins stage 6 of Paris-Nice © OPQS / Tim de Waele

Sylvain Chavanel and Panache

Posted on 17. May, 2013 by .

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What is panache? Merriam-Webster describes panache as ‘dash or flamboyance in style and action’. The word panache is often used in cycling to describe daring attacks that succeed almost against all odds. Sylvain Chavanel of the Omega Pharma-Quick Step is one of those riders whose style of racing fits that description. Though often reeled in […]

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To swap bikes or not swap bikes at Tour of California TT

Posted on 17. May, 2013 by .

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The final three-kilometer wall with several pitches over a 10% grade at the end of the individual time trial, stage 6 of the Amgen Tour of California is making many riders think of switching bikes, going from their time trial to lighter road bikes. “The idea of switching bikes is interesting to me, it all […]

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Chun Kai Feng earned "most aggressive rider" honors at the 4 Jours de Dunkerque last week - photo courtesy Champion System photo

Chun Kai Feng Racing and Learning at the Amgen Tour of California

Posted on 16. May, 2013 by .

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Three minutes into Stage 5 of the 2013 Amgen Tour of California, former Taiwan national champion Chun Kai Feng (Champion System Pro Cycling) joined Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Carter Jones (Bissell Pro Cycling) in a long, sustained break. The break worked well together but was absorbed with 50 km to go. Feng did the […]

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Janier Acevedo sits on his Jamis-Hagens Berman teammates' wheel on stage 4 - photo by Jonathan Devich

Jamis-Hagens Berman Defending Yellow at Tour of California

Posted on 16. May, 2013 by .

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Not only did Janier Acevedo outclimb everyone to claim the victory on stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California but his Team Jamis-Hagens Berman p/s Sutter Home has been able to successfully defend his yellow jersey for the past two days. A first for a UCI Continental team in the eight years of the […]

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