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AToC Stage 7 Preview with BJM

Posted on 19. May, 2012 by .

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The Queen Stage. This is it, this is the stage where the overall winner of the Amgen Tour of California will be decided with three tough KOMs. “if you’re racing up there, you’re prepared, you’re there for a reason. If you’re fit enough to be in the front group, it’s the micromanagement and that half [...]

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AToC Stage 6 Preview with BJM

Posted on 18. May, 2012 by .

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Stage 6 at the Amgen Tour of California marks a return of the Big Bear finish, first seen in 2010 – however this year, the stage includes less climbs before the final ascent to the Snow Summit ski area at over 7,000-foot elevation. “It’s a big fitness test and this is designed to tire out [...]

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AToC Stage 5 Preview with BJM

Posted on 17. May, 2012 by .

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The race of truth today at the Amgen Tour of California – the time trial. One rider, one bike and a clock. That’s it. And the 18.4-mile (29.7 km) course is definitely for the specialists. The time trial course reprises many of the roads of the finishing circuit at the end of the 2010 Amgen [...]

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AToC Stage 4 Preview with BJM

Posted on 16. May, 2012 by .

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“Just a big long drag, a guaranteed big bunch sprint.” said Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell) about stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California. At 130.2 miles (209.6 km) long, the Sonora to Clovis stage is the longest of the race this year. It will also be another hot sunny day in the saddle,with predicted highs [...]

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Vennell – “I was the lucky one to be there”

Posted on 16. May, 2012 by .

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For the second stage in a row, Jeremy Vennell (Bissell) found his way into the break of the day at the Amgen Tour of California. On stage 2, he was awarded the Breakaway From Cancer Most Courageous jersey and then, on stage 3, it was the Exergy Most Aggressive rider jersey. For the third day [...]

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AToC Stage 2 Preview with BJM

Posted on 14. May, 2012 by .

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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 [...]

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Most Aggressive Rider Winner Ben Jacques-Maynes Feels Vindicated

Posted on 13. May, 2012 by .

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At about 25 minutes into the start the Santa Rosa Stage 1 start of the Amgen Tour of California, eight riders rode away from the main group. Ben Jacques-Maynes was joined by his Bissell team mate Andrew Dahlheim, Maxime Bouet (AG2R La Mondaile), Jeff Louder (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis), David Boily (Team Spidertech p/b C10), Sebastian [...]

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AToC Stage 1 Preview with BJM

Posted on 13. May, 2012 by .

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“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 [...]

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Borrajo Wins The Sprinter Battle At Gila Criterium

Posted on 05. May, 2012 by .

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It was time for the sprinters to come out and fight it out on stage 4 of the SRAM Tour of the Gila at the Downtown Silver City Criterium. Favorite going into the race was USA Pro Criterium Champion Eric Young (Bissell) who had already won stage 2 in a bunch sprint, but the other [...]

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Young – “it’s huge for me”

Posted on 04. May, 2012 by .

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Reaction from Eric Young (Bissell) winner of stage 2 of the SRAM Tour of the Gila

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