Driscoll’s Move Nabs Most Courageous Jersey

With a shortened flat stage, the formula was somewhat formulaic today, an early break reeled in before the finishing circuits followed by the final bunch sprint. So why do it? Why put your nose in the wind? The possibility, though very slim, that the move might make it to the line and especially in Monday’s…

Riders Thoughts On The Weather Impact

Due to extreme weather conditions and potentially unsafe roads, Stage 1 of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California was cancelled just before the riders were about to begin the race. Stage 2 was shortened and the start moved to Nevada City. We caught up with a few riders to get their thoughts on the last 24 hours.

Sky Swiftest In Stage 2

Enthusiastic crowds welcomed riders to the finish of Stage 2 of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California in Sacramento this afternoon after beginning in Nevada City, California. For the second year in a row, the small Gold Rush town of Nevada City was host to the first official day of racing in the Amgen Tour…

Stage 2 Starts At 12:15 In Nevada City

On your mark sprinters. Due to uncertain weather and road conditions, race organizers have determined that the best way to ensure a complete course for Stage 2 of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California is to move the official start to 12:15 p.m. PT today to a location on Broad Street in Nevada City, California.…

Talking California With Candelario

Thirteen riders have raced in every edition of the Amgen Tour of California since the inaugural race in 2006. One of these riders is Alex Candelario, of Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth. On the day prior to race start, while the weather was still relatively nice, Cando shared some memories of the previous years including his best…

Talking California With Ben Jacques-Maynes

Talking California With Ben Jacques-Maynes

Thirteen riders have raced in every edition of the Amgen Tour of California  since the inaugural race in 2006. One of these riders is Ben Jacques-Maynes, of BISSELL Pro Cycling. On the day prior to race start, while the weather was still relatively nice, BJM shared some memories of the previous years including his best…

Decision For Stage 1 Tomorrow Morning

A snow storm is on its way to Lake Tahoe region just in time for the start of the Amgen Tour of California. Forecast are still calling for 90% chance of snow on Sunday with new snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. The race organizer issued the following statement regarding the impact, if…

Contingency Plans In Place For Snow On Sunday

Weather is always part of the conversation at bike races but, the upcoming snow storm that is predicted to hit on Sunday for stage 1 has captured everyone’s attention. The current forecast from the National Weather Service calls for 90% chance of snow on Sunday, with new snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible.…