AToC Stage 3 Preview with BJM

Stage 3, from San Jose to Livermore goes through some roads previously experienced at the Amgen Tour of California with the exception of the addition of the iconic Northern California climb, Mt Diablo. But the climb, that comes 50 miles into the stage, will not make a difference in the stage according to Ben Jacques-Maynes…

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…

Leipheimer to Race at California

Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the roster for the AMGEN Tour of California. Levi Leipheimer and Tom Boonen spoke at the race press conference on Friday about the upcoming race, from May 13 through the 20th. “First of all it’s a little special, this race,” Boonen said. “Coming back from a rest…

Tour de Grove Highlights MO PRO

The Missouri Professional Cycling Series (MO PRO) returns top level national and international professional cycling to the streets of Missouri today, on Friday May 11th, 2012. The men’s and women’s professional field promises to bring the fastest show on two wheels to three signature neighborhoods in St. Louis City and County; the Delmar LOOP, the…

Bontrager-Livestrong Answer Critics On The Bike

For the second year in a row, the young riders of the Bontrager-Livestrong team (Trek-Livestrong in 2011) left their mark on the SRAM Tour of the Gila. The under-23 squad’s final tally is one stage win, two second-places, the best young rider jersey, third overall on GC and the team classification. The riders on the…

Competitive Cyclist Attacks At Gila

Chad Beyer (Competitive Cyclist) came close – 15 seconds close – to winning the overall at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. After the time trial, his admitted weakness, Beyer dropped down from second to ninth on GC at 2:38 from red jersey Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare). “It was good, it would have been nice to…