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…

Kenda/5-Hour Energy Ready To Race In California

At the start of stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California, the Kenda/5-Hour Energy squad was bundled up for the cold conditions and lined to start on Sunday in South Lake Tahoe with the rest of the peloton. But due to extreme weather conditions and potentially unsafe roads, the stage was first postponed two…

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…

Stage 1 of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California Cancelled

Due to extreme weather conditions and potentially unsafe roads, Stage 1 of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California was cancelled just before the riders, who were lined up at the start, were about to begin the race. “We were monitoring weather conditions up until the predicted 1:15 p.m. PT start time, and we just couldn’t…

Stage 1 Start Delayed To 1:15

Due to severe and unsafe weather conditions in the Lake Tahoe area, the start of Stage 1 of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California has been delayed. If the weather improves, a shortened stage will be started at 1:15 p.m. PT. Updated

Talking California With Horner

Thirteen riders have raced in every edition of the Amgen Tour of California since the inaugural race in 2006. One of these riders is Chris Horner, of Team Radioshack, who shares some memories with us including his best and worst days. Video.

van Garderen Looking Confidently at the Overall Win

A definite overall GC favorite going into this year’s Amgen Tour of California is HTC Highroad’s Tejay van Garderen. Winning this race has been a goal for van Garderen and the young rider enters tomorrow’s stage full of confidence. “The team has shown a lot of confidence in me,” stated van Garderen. “If I put…

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…

Every Day Is Important For BISSELL in California

Going into its fourth year in a row of racing at the Amgen Tour of California, as Priority Health in 2007, the BISSELL team wants more in 2011. “It’s kind of nice going into a race like that to be the underdog, it’s not an NRC race where we need to show up, figure how…

13 Riders For Women’s International Time Trial Challenge In California

Some of the world’s best female cyclists will be competing in the inaugural Amgen Tour of California Women’s International Time Trial Challenge presented by Specialized and SRAM in Solvang, California, on Friday, May 20. Held in conjunction with Stage 6 of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California, the race will feature a 13-person field comprised…

Lots Of Options For KBS-OptumHealth In California

For the second year in a row, the Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth team looked to international racing to maximize its chance for success for the Amgen Tour of California. “The plan for success was to take our guys and continue to race internationally and give the guys volume and quality of racing that they need.” explained…

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.…

All American Roster For KBS-OptumHealth At Tour of California

Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth Pro Cycling announced today its official roster for the 2011 Amgen Tour of California. The Green Machine will rely solely on the red white and blue for America’s most prestigious stage race, fielding the only team in the race comprised of 100 percent U.S. athletes. Scheduled to compete are Jesse Anthony, Andy…

BMC Racing Team At Home In California

The BMC Racing Team will field a roster for the Amgen Tour of California that includes four Americans. The eight-day race in the team’s home state begins Sunday. Bookwalter Returns. Reigning U.S. national time trial champion Taylor Phinney will be joined by three-time U.S. national road champion George Hincapie and fellow Americans Brent Bookwalter and…