Category: Tour of California
It’s hard to believe the Tour of California is celebrating its 14th year in 2019.
I remember anxiously awaiting the pre-race announcements for the event that was scheduled to start in February 2006. What was the route? What were the teams? Who would be the top riders (George Hincapie, Floyd Landis, and Levi Leipheimer competed)?
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Record low precipitation may have gripped California in drought, but a late spring snowfall prompted race officials with Amgen Tour of California to move Friday’s stages to lower elevations.
The men’s and women’s Individual Time Trials scheduled for Friday in the Big Bear Lake area of the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles has been …
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2014 Update: Route information for 2014 Amgen Tour of California that runs Sunday, May 11, through Sunday, May 18, can be found at the Spectator Guide at the tour website.
Here are the important links for the race. Click on the “Stage” to find the route. The “Map It‘ feature shows the location of the finish …
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This is going to take some getting used to: The 2013 Amgen Tour of California is routed from Escondido to Santa Rosa — south to north — when it rolls out from May 12 to 19.
Hard lessons along the Pacific Coast many years ago taught me that north to south is the preferred direction …
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A big question has loomed over the Amgen Tour of California bike race that starts on Sunday: Is 3-time winner Levi Leipheimer well enough to compete in the 8-stage race?
Leipheimer, who suffered a fractured fibula when he was struck from behind by a car in early April, finally answered that question on Friday. …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/05/12/biggest-mystery-of-tour-of-california-resolved-also-tv-schedule/
Organizers named the 16 teams that will compete in the 7th annual Tour of California that rolls out on May 13-20 this year.
Eight teams represent the UCI Pro Teams that compete at the most elite levels. They include RadioShack-Nissan-Trek, home to last year’s winner Chris Horner of Bend, Oregon. The team of 3-time winner Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) also will be on hand.
Four Professional Continental Teams and four Continental Teams also will attend.
It’s important to remember that this is the team announcement; the team squads will be named later.
When executive director Kristin Bachochin says in a press release that the teams “represent the most prestigious field of talent ever to compete in our race,” …
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Amgen Tour of California fans can now begin staking claim to their favorite roadside vantage points for this year's bike race.
Organizers on Wednesday published the detailed stage maps and course profiles for the eight stages of this year's race, rolling out of Santa Rosa on May 13 and ending in Los Angeles on May 20.
The details are full of surprises, such as a visit to towering Mt. Diablo in Danville on the Stage 3 ….
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/02/09/route-specifics-disclosed-for-2012-amgen-tour-of-california/
Borrowing a theme from its French cousin, le Tour de France, the 2012 Amgen Tour of California is taking the toughest stage of next year's bike race and turning it into a ride for every day cyclists.
Called L'Etape du California, the bike ride for amateur cyclists will be Stage 7's assault on Mt. Baldy from Ontario in southern part of the state.
The amateur ride is scheduled on Saturday, April 28. The contested Stage 7 for the pros in the Tour of California is the penultimate stage and rolls out May 19.
Registration is due to open in December ….
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Organizers for the Amgen Tour of California announced the 13 cities that will play host to the eight stages of next year's bike race that rolls across 750 miles of scenic landscape from May 13-20, 2012.
Starting in Santa Rosa, the route generally heads southward to the San Francisco Bay area, then east into the Mother Lode. There's an individual time trial in Bakersfield, then two stages in the southern mountains before the final criterium in Los Angeles.
The route meisters are avoiding the high mountains of Northern California, considering the snowy conditions that canceled the first stage last year …
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After the Amgen Tour of California started with some big surprises, the 6th edition of the week-long race ended Sunday pretty much as expected.
The 82-mile Stage 8 bike race from Santa Clarita to Thousand Oaks ended in a mass sprint — won by Matthew Goss of HTC Columbia.
And yellow jersey leader Chris Horner (RadioShack) protected his gap to take the championship …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2011/05/23/2011-tour-of-california-is-one-for-the-record-books/