Evelyn Stevens Wins Tough Uphill Time Trial

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…

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

Sylvain Chavanel and Panache

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…

2013 Tour of California: From South to North?

It’s been talked about before but it does seem that the 2013 Amgen Tour of California will following a South to North route for the first time since its inception in 2006. The city of Escondido approved up to $475K expenditure in order to host the overall start next May. According to nctimes, the race…

McEwen – “It doesn’t get much better”

It was an understandably emotional Robbie McEwen (Orica-GreenEdge) that walked up onto the podium to receive the Most Courageous rider jersey at the end of the Amgen Tour of California. After all, stage 8 in Los Angeles was the final race of a storied career that spanned 16 and a half seasons but the 39-year…

The Riders Make The Race At AToC

Let’s face it, it became déjà vu all over again fairly quickly at the Amgen Tour of Califonia with Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) winning the first four stages in similar fashion. In all four stages, he took the sprint out of a diminished field after the early break had been reeled back in. Heck he would…